Kinesiology doctoral student Kara Marlatt has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship for the 2013-2015 academic years from the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association awards fellowships to help doctoral students initiate their career in cardiovascular function and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.
Marlatt’s research project is titled, “Effects of Statin Therapy on Arterial Stiffness in Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer.” Her advisors are Dr. Donald Dengel from the School of Kinesiology, and Dr. Aaron Kelly from the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research.
Dr. Aaron Kelly, who received his Ph.D., from the School of Kinesiology in 2004, will serve as Sponsor on the fellowship. Marlatt’s predoctoral fellowship was funded at a total award amount of $52,000 over a two-year period. She received a percentile rank of 14.86%, and an average priority score of 1.44. Priority scores of 1.0-1.4 are considered “excellent” by American Heart Association standards.