Congratulations Dr. Katya Ravid on AHA Grant
Cancer-Associated Thromboembolism as Affected by Health Disparities (CAT-HD) at Boston University School of Medicine Center – led by Katya Ravid, D.Sc., a professor of medicine, biochemistry and biology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Founding Director of the Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research and Office of Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research at Boston University, this team will use data from the Veteran Health Administration and Boston Medical Center to study the increased risk people with cancer have for developing venous thromboembolism (VTE), a blood clot that starts in the vein. Specifically, they will use multiple approaches to study which cancers are linked to the development of blood clots and what biological mechanisms cause the clots, as well as how health disparities, such as living conditions, diet and race influence blood clotting in people with cancer. This research may help to better predict which cancer patients are at risk for blood clots and to identify treatments to prevent blood clotting in some types of cancers. The Center will train post-doctoral fellows in this field of study, and will partner with Tougaloo College, a historically black liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, to develop a training program linked to the center’s research mission.