Dr. Huizar Recognized for Excellence

Dr. Jose HuizarCongratulations to Dr. Jose Huizar, who in July received a VA Merit Grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue his work in exploring the mechanisms behind a type of cardiomyopathy caused by premature ventricular contractions.

The grant builds on an NIH RO1 grant that he received, which will run from May 2018 to April 2021. He is also principal investigator for an R34 study, funded by the NIH, which will run from August 2017 to June 2023.

“The R34 is a clinical study that is trying to understand the best treatment for PVCs—what in common lingo would be `extra beats,’” said Huizar.