Shane Phillips awarded $419,700 NIH research grant

PT professor Shane Phillips and UIC nursing professor Miriann Piano (MPIs) are the recipients of a two-year $419,700 award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIH) for their grant titled, “Cardiovascular risk associated with binge drinking in young adults.”

This new study will “determine in young adults with a history of binge drinking, if binge drinking accelerates the onset of subclinical cardiovascular disease, alters microvascular function, increases sympathetic activity and leads to exaggerated blood pressure responses to exercise.”

The study has been covered by numerous media outlets including UIC News, Chicago, Chicago Tonight and Health Canal.