UW-Madison faculty member receives grant for heart defect research

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MADISON, Wis. — A University of Wisconsin-Madison doctor is among those who are receiving a grant for research into congenital heart defects.

According to a news release, the American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation have pledged a total of $14.3 million to fund research over the next several years.

The release said Colleen Witzenburg, PhD, MS at UW-Madison will be receiving a grant.

Dr. Witzenburg’s grant is for her work in predicting long-term heart and pulmonary artery growth in congenital heart disease, according to the release.

Nearly 40,000 infants are born with congenital heart defects each year in the United States, and it is estimated that more than 800,000 American adults are living with a defect.