Congratulations to Karin Tran-Lundmark who has been awarded the Prince Daniel grant for Young Promising Researchers! Karin receives six million kronor for her research on Pulmonary hypertension, an incurable cardiopulmonary disease which creates a lot of suffering for both children and adults. Pulmonary hypertension results in elevated blood pressure in the blood vessels of the lungs, which eventually damages the heart.
- In my clinical work with children with pulmonary hypertension, I see how much suffering this disease causes. Testing new drugs must take time, but we hope that our studies also will lead to improved diagnostics and more effective use of currently available treatment, says Karin Tran-Lundmark, pediatric cardiologist and associate professor at Lund University, this year's recipient of the Prins Daniels grants for young promising researchers from the Heart-Lung Foundation.
Read the press release from the Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation (in Swedish)
Interestingly, Karin Tran-Lundmark is not the first WCMM clinical researcher receiving the Prince Daniel grant for Young Promising Researchers. In 2016, Gustav Smith was awarded the grant and last year it was Andreas Edsfeldt who received it. Read about the other researchers who have received the grant: