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photo of Dave EdwardsCRR Dave Edwards recently received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the effects of exercise on vascular function in people with chronic kidney disease.

“Studies have shown that patients with chronic kidney disease are more likely to die of a cardiovascular disease such as a heart attack than of end-stage kidney failure, so we’re very interested in studying vascular function in this population,” says Edwards, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware. “Once we have a better understanding of the reasons for poor blood vessel function, we can develop better interventions.

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photo of Charlie RiordanCRR Charlie Riordan was recently honored by the American Chemical Society with the Delaware Section Award. Riordan, vice provost for research at the University of Delaware, and his research team are known for their work in bioinorganic chemistry, an area of inquiry that seeks to understand the function of metals in biology, human health, and disease diagnosis and treatment.

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