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NIH awards $2.7-million grant to Kent State to study cognitive impairment in heart failure patients
Date:5/6/2010

ily electronic monitoring will be conducted the first month, examining the patient's weight, which medications were taken and when, and their sodium intake. Afterward, the participants will receive monthly calls from the researchers for updates and their use of health services.

Prevention is important among heart failure patients. "If we help people with heart failure stay out of the hospital and stay healthy, we can help reduce chronic illness in society," Hughes said.

The NIH grant also demonstrates the strength of Kent State's Department of Psychology. "This is a large grant for our department, and it builds a clear strength in health psychology and chronic health disease," said Hughes, who has been with the university for seven years. "We now have more than $5 million in current funding in the area of heart failure. It's also a very satisfying accomplishment for me personally, as this is a great step toward becoming an established investigator."


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Contact: Joel Hughes
jhughes1@kent.edu
330-672-7721
Kent State University
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