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Beckman Scholar Researches Heart Disease
A James Madison University sophomore is looking forward to researching a deadly heart disease during the remainder of her undergraduate career after being named the university’s inaugural Beckman Scholar.
Isabel Romov, a biotechnology major from Northern Virginia, will look for ways to treat arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, an inherited disease that causes arrhythmias and thickens the walls of the ventricles, the lower chambers of the heart. A study published by The National Institutes of Health states that ACM affects mainly young individuals and trained athletes and can lead to sudden death.
Involves Faculty, Involves Students
JMU Campus Scope, National Scope
May 21, 2020
One Time Only
Primary Focus of Program
Health and Healthcare
Community Partner Name
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
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