CUMC Wins $3.7 Million Center Grant to Study Insufficient Sleep and Heart Disease Risk in Women

The American Heart Association recently awarded CUMC a Go Red for Women Strategically Focused Research Network Grant to a team led by Dr. Lori Mosca, a long-time faculty member in the division of Cardiology, to study “Sleep and Cardiovascular Risk across Women’s Life Stages.” The nearly $4 million grant is breaking new ground to use team science to solve complex problems in an understudied area. The center grant includes basic, clinical, and population studies conducted across multiple divisions within the Department of Medicine to examine if a causal link exists between lack of sleep and heart disease risk factors. The research aims to determine what mechanisms are involved and which women are at heightened risk of heart disease during different stages of life due to poor sleep.