Sana Nasim recalls meeting Nancy Cavalie at FIU biomedical engineering’s first annual Miami Heart Day Symposium. Little did she know that a short conversation with Miami Heart Research Institute’s Executive Director would steer her last few years as a Ph.D. student in a positive direction.

Biomedical engineering graduate student Nasim has recently been awarded a grant for $60,000 per year, and is renewable for an additional year. Nasim’s grant is funded by the Miami Heart Research Institute, also known as Florida Heart Research Foundation. They are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with the major mission to stop heart disease through education and prevention. Read more on BME website.