Laura Tetri, PhD, Awarded ICTR-MSTP Pilot Award

Laura Tetri, PhD
Laura Tetri, PhD

Congratulations to Laura Tetri, PhD, and mentors Jennifer Rehm, MD and Aaron Carrel, MD, for their recent UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research-Medical Scientist Training Program (ICTR-MSTP) Pilot Award. This $10,000, one-year grant, for the project entitled, "Linking sex and fitness with metabolic disease in obese children," is a focused initial investigation into the relationship between cardiovascular fitness (CVF), puberty, and sex. CVF is not a well understood nor utilized clinical measure, much less, the relationship between CVF and metabolic disease. Understanding the role of CVF in indices of metabolic disease may provide a modifiable variable in these children's lives that could reduce the negative effects of obesity.