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Division of Vascular Surgery Receives Grant to Fund Limb Preservation Clinic

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November 1, 2008

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The Division of Vascular Surgery received a $1.1 million Priority Programs Collaborative Development Initiative grant from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

Goals of this grant program are to promote innovative work in research, education, and clinical care; enhance clinical outcomes; promote our education mission; foster unique collaborations across programs; and build on existing strengths and augment program visibility. 

The Division of Vascular Surgery will use this funding to develop a Limb Preservation Clinic that will bring together individuals who have basic and clinical research interest and expertise in The embedded asset has been deleted:
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   to create novel treatments and prevention programs to reduce the rate of complications due to peripheral arterial disease (arterial occlusion of the legs). 

The Limb Preservation Clinic will include basic science research to develop new treatments for PAD; a clinic to treat problems caused by PAD before they become limb- or life-threatening, using both traditional and innovative treatments; and a community awareness and education program to promote awareness of this disease in both patients and health care providers.

William H. Pearce, MD is the chief of Division of Vascular Surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, associate director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, surgical director of the Center for Vascular Disease , and the Violet R. and Charles A. Baldwin Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011