UCSD doctor given $10M grant to study hypoxia tolerance

By City News Service

A doctor at UC San Diego Medical Center received a $10 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study on hypoxia tolerance, it was announced Thursday.

Dr. Gabriel Haddad, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD’s School of Medicine and physician-in-chief at Rady Children’s Hospital, was the recipient of the grant through the NIH’s Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Haddad, along with other researchers at UCSD and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, will study the impact of low oxygen levels on cells and tissue in the heart, lung and brain in an effort to improve treatments for central nervous system and cardio-respiratory diseases.