The Children's Heart Foundation is proud to share an exciting research update from one of our funded researchers!
In 2020, Dr. Allen Everett, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, received $200,000 in funding from The Children's Heart Foundation to pilot his research study on the "Role of Cyclohexanone Toxicity in Mediating Congenital Cardiac Surgery Outcomes".
Dr. Everett was just awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)!
"Converting a $200k pilot to almost $3 million in funding signals to the entire community that The Children's Heart Foundation and its Medical Advisory Council are making a huge difference", says Kevin Slawin, Chairman of The Children's Heart Foundation's Board of Directors.
Dr. Everett's research will determine the role of the medical plastic contaminant cyclohexanone in congenital heart surgery outcomes, methods for removal from the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit and mechanisms of effects on injury, learning and memory.