UA Steele Center receives $1.65 Million to continue research
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The University of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center received a $1.65 million, continuation grant from the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, according to the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
The study titled "Development of Intestinal Ion Transport" is led by Fayez K. Ghishan, M.D., and Pawel R. Kiela Ph.D. Ghishan is a professor, head of the Department of Pediatrics, and the director of the Steele Center. Kiela is an associate professor in pediatrics and immunobiology.
This research was started by Ghishan in 1988, and has been continuously supported for the last 25 years. It is one of the longest funded studies in NIH.
This phase of research will focus on deciphering how the sodium-hydrogen transporter NHE3 contributes to the health of the gastrointestinal tract and why its inhibition has such profound effects on the outcome of intestinal inflammation.