Caron Hong Awarded American Heart Association Grant

Caron Hong, MS, MD, has received an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant. This provides $308,000 in funding over four years. She will investigate novel molecular and clinical mechanisms of subarachnoid hemorrhage-induced cortical inflammation and dysfunction. The goal is to develop new therapeutic approaches to prevent devastating cognitive impairment following subarachnoid hemorrhage. Dr. Hong works in the laboratory of Marc Simard, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, who helps direct her research program. Specifically, her research will investigate the effects of Sur1 (sulfonylurea receptor) in inflammation after subarachnoid hemorrhage. Dr. Hong, an Assistant Professor, is an intensivist and is board-certified in anesthesiology and critical-care. She joined the department in 2010.