MGH fellow wins AHA resuscitation award

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Patrick Sips, PhD, a research fellow in the department of anesthesiology and critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, was awarded the third annual American Heart Association (AHA)-Philips Healthcare Resuscitation Fellowship Award.

The award, funded by a Philips grant, provides $100,000 over a two-year period, and is intended to encourage young investigators in the early stages of their careers to pursue basic and clinical research related to resuscitation.

The AHA selected Sips based on the merits of his research proposal and its applicability to the field of resuscitation. His research involves ways to identify new mechanisms that can protect the body from tissue damage that occurs after sudden cardiac arrest. Such research could help lead to the development of new drugs that could lessen the risks associated with often fatal post-cardiac arrest syndrome, according to the AHA.

Sips received the award at the recent AHA meeting in Orlando.