Sarah M. Peterson, MD
Sarah M. Peterson, MD is a graduate of the University of Maine, School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. And also a Research Graduate Student and now a PhD Candidate at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough.
Her research is focused on understanding how blood vessels change in response to injury and how this process contributes to heart disease and stroke.
“By supporting my career transition from physician to scientist, the American Heart Association is promoting the kind of interdisciplinary collaboration that helps to bring basic science research and clinical care guidelines closer together. During my clinical internship year, I had the opportunity to care for patients with end stage cardiovascular disease in a cardiac intensive care unit. Experiencing the morbidity and mortality of these patients moved me to focus on the causes of cardiovascular disease and development of more effective treatments,” said Dr. Peterson.
Dr. Peterson has also held an adjunct faculty position teaching medical microbiology with the College of Pharmacy at the University of New England.
The AHA is currently funding in Maine a total $552,000 in research grants to help further the AHA’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Saturday, August 8, 2015
On The Marsh Bistro
46 Western Ave
Kennebunk, ME 04043