Congratulations to Brianna Guarino, Ph.D., who recently defended her dissertation to earn a doctorate from the Integrated Pharmaceutical Medicine program. In summer 2021, Dr. Guarino will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at the Providence (Rhode Island) VA Medical Center through Brown University. The position is funded by a highly coveted T-32 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
In Providence, Dr. Guarino will investigate how acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) causes endothelial/blood vessel dysfunction. The ultimate goal of such research is to lay groundwork to find a treatment.
Dr. Guarino’s thesis advisor at NEOMED was Charles Thodeti, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences who conducts research in the Heart and Blood Vessel Disease Research Focus Area.