Creighton University gets grant to study strokes

A researcher at Creighton University’s School of Medicine has been awarded a $1.63 million grant to study better ways to prevent strokes.

Dr. Devendra Agrawal’s grant comes from the National Institutes of Health.

She will focus her five-year study on plaque buildup in the carotid artery in the neck.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes stroke as the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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