Dr. Marlowe Eldridge Awarded $3.13 Million National Institutes of Health Grant

Marlowe Eldridge, MD, was awarded a grant of approximately $3.13 million over 5 years from the National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, for his project, “Right Heart-Pulmonary Vascular Interactions in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.” A too frequent consequence of premature birth is a chronic lung disease known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). A group of well-studied very low birth weight infants (1-3 pounds), including those who did and did not develop BPD, are now reaching adulthood. This grant aims to determine the consequences of BPD on lung and right heart function in this population, which will inform treatment strategies and predictions of disease progression in the future.