Beth Kenny wins 2nd Place Price at the 2014 AHA Fellow’s Research Day

Beth Kenny, an undergraduate trainee in Dr. Cameron Dezfulian’s laboratory at the Safar Center, won the 2nd Place Prize at the American Heart Association’s Fellows Research Day on February 14th. Her winning talk was titled: “Nitrite mediated S-nitrosation is associated with improved mitochondrial function and neuroprotection after cardiac arrest.” Beth is a senior at Duquesne University who has been accepted to several medical schools, including Pitt.  She worked under Dr. Dezfulian in at the Safar Center in the spring and summer of 2013, funded by an AHA Summer Research award. Her work focused on the use of nitrite after cardiac arrest to attenuate mitochondrial dysfunction in the brain and the heart. Fellow’s Research day is a highly competitive event for trainees in the Pittsburgh region. Congratulations to Beth on her award!