Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, Edwin L. Bierman Professor of Medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), and professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, has received a new Program Project Grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The primary focus of the new Triglycerides, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Program Project is to investigate whether diabetes causes changes in remnants of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, and whether these changes contribute to the increased cardiovascular disease risk associated with diabetes. This grant, totaling $12 million over the next five years, includes four projects and three core units at the University of Washington, New York University and Washington University. DOM project leaders are Jay Heinecke and Karin Bornfeldt and core directors are Karin Bornfeldt, Tomas Vaisar and Jenny Kanter. Baohai Shao (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) is a Co-Investigator on the program.