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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

  Division of Geriatric Medicine

Research


Centers and Laboratories


Cardiovascular Disease

 

  Daniel Forman Lab  

Daniel E. Forman MD focuses his research on novel approaches in cardiac problems in older adults. With support from a VA Merit award, he is studying the functional impact of skeletal muscle morphology, mitochondrial bioenergetics, and gene expression in older patients with heart failure. In a complementary effort, funded by the NIH and VA, Dr. Forman is evaluating the benefits of exercise training in older cardiac patients to improve physical and cognitive function, focusing particularly on skeletal muscle as the key mediator of these benefits. He is also studying novel strategies to improve the caregiving process, specifically targeting improved enrollment and adherence, supported by the VA and PCORI.