Dr. Petra – NIH Grant Writer and Editor, PhD in Physiology
NIH Grant Writer Dr. Petra earned a PhD in Physiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2001). She completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Division of Cardiology at Emory University School of Medicine and in the Department of Physiology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). She has been a member of the faculty at several medical schools: an Assistant Professor at LSUHSC, Northeast Ohio Medical University and the University of South Alabama School of Medicine (2005-2013), and an Associate Professor at New York Medical College (2013-present).
Dr. Petra has actively participated in biomedical education, by taking part in the medical, graduate, nursing and dental curriculum, individual mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and medical students, and in biomedical research. Dr. Petra’s research focuses on cardiovascular pathophysiology and pharmacology with the goal of developing treatments to reverse progression of cardiovascular disease. Specific focus has been on understanding alterations in mechanisms which promote ischemic cardiac disease and prevent development of compensatory processes, including arteriogenesis. Apart from myocardial ischemia, Dr. Petra’s expertise includes the broad area of cardiac and vascular pathophysiology, especially in metabolic syndrome, type II diabetes and obesity.
Dr. Petra has extensive experience with preparation of successful grant applications to the American Heart Association (AHA) and the NIH, as evident by her research having been contentiously funded 2002-present. She has served on multiple AHA review committees (2006-2016) and an NIH study section (2015-present). She has recently submitted a High-End Instrument Grant to the NIH, and is gaining expertise with submission of SBIR Phase I/II grants. She is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals, and has published over 45 manuscripts and 2 book chapters. This broad experience enables Dr. Petra to assist fellow scientists in preparation and submission of a wide variety of competitive applications to these and other funding agencies.
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