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Creighton Student Finalist for Research Award

Creighton Student Finalist for Research Award

Creighton University sophomore Sumit Kar of Omaha has been selected as a finalist for the American Physiological Society (APS) David Bruce Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

Karís research investigates the interactions between the nervous system and the cardiovascular system in diseases such as heart failure, a condition that affects nearly five million Americans. He is also studying changes in proteins that may have a role in increasing heart failure, as well as whether exercise can reverse these changes and improve cardiovascular function.

The APS is a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering education, scientific research and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. Finalists from throughout the country will be presenting at the Experimental Biology Conference in April and a winner will be chosen following interviews and poster presentations.