Marlowe Eldridge, MD, Receives Graduate School Fall Competition Award

Marlowe Eldridge, MD, was awarded $65,761 for his project entitled, "Cardiac contractile function and glucose metabolism in postmenopausal women during exercise: Effects of estrogen." This one-year award from the UW Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education will allow the use of a newly installed positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imager to simultaneously garner measures of cardiac metabolism and contractile function. His lab will employ a novel MR compatible exercise machine that will allow researchers to measure cardiac glucose metabolism and contractile function during exercise. This multidisciplinary approach is a novel way to obtain clinically relevant data and to better determine the role estrogen replacement in postmenopausal women has on cardiac metabolic and contractile processes.