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Dr. Ziqing Liu Named 2023 Michael H. Keelan, Jr., MD Scholar

Ziqing Liu, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and Cardiovascular Center member, is the recipient of the 2023 Michael H. Keelan, Jr., MD Scholar Award for her project, “The Role of SF3B1 in Endothelial Cell Gene Expression and Function.” Dr. Liu will investigate regulators of the growth within blood vessels that are vital for delivering blood and oxygen to the organs and tissues of the body. Her research will provide insights for the development of treatments for cardiovascular disease such as the formation of new blood vessels following a heart attack.

This $50,000 competitive award is made possible by the Michael Keelan, Jr. Research Foundation Grant, an endowment managed by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and designated for cardiovascular research at the Фβͼ Cardiovascular Center. Over the last six years, the Michael Keelan, Jr. Research Foundation Grant has leveraged over $12.5M in extramural funding for junior and mid-level investigators.

The fund, established by the Tendick Family, honors the life and career of Michael H. Keelan, Jr., MD, ’60, whose career as a cardiologist spanned several decades. Dr. Keelan has served as a member on the Cardiovascular Center Board.