The Hypertension Trust

The Hypertension Trust

A registered charity supporting research in hypertension
and related cardiovascular conditions

Registered Charity Number 289139

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Research Fellowships

Name Institution Title of Project Year Awarded
Dr. Haidong Zhu St. George's Hospital Medical School, London Investigation of molecular variation in sodium/ hydrogen exchangers in relation to hypertension in black people
1999
Dr. Sumangali Wijetunge Imperial College School of Medicine at St. Mary's, London Molecular mechanisms of regulation of L-type calcium channels by tyrosine phosphorylation
2000
Dr. Christopher Sainsbury Western Infirmary, Glasgow Metabolic regulation of vascular function in patients with hypertension and type 2 diabetes
2000
Dr. Andrew Advani Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School Abnormal formation of actin filaments may be a factor in the increased cardiovascular disease of hypertension and diabetes
2001
Dr. Philip Swales University of Leicester Glucose tolerance and human cardiovascular ageing
2002
Dr. Mark Willmot University of Nottingham What effect does lowering blood pressure with glyceryl trinitrate, a nitric oxide donor,  have on cerebral blood flow and systemic haemodynamic measures in patients with acute stroke?  Pilot studies for a large definitive trial lowering blood pressure in acute stroke
2002
Dr. Robert Huggett St. James's University Hospital, Leeds Sympathetic nerve hyperactivity in hypertensive type 2 diabetics 2003

Dr. Scott Mackenzie

Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow

The role of corticosteroids in obesity

2004

Dr. Sarah McMullen

University of Nottingham

Prenatal programming of angiotensin II receptor expression in relation to renal development and hypertension

2004

Dr. Sarah Wilson

Imperial College School of Medicine at St. Mary's, London

A study to explore the association between blood pressure, HIV and antiretroviral therapy

2005

Dr. Rebecca Suckling St. George's
University of London
Does a modest salt reduction affect blood pressure and target organ disease in individuals with impaired glucose tolerance and diet controlled type 2 diabetes? 2007

Research Studentships

Name Institution Title of Project Year Awarded
Miss Claire Davis University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff Endothelial dysfunction in left ventricular hypertrophy
1999
Miss Laura Graham Western Infirmary, University of Glasgow Gene silencing by small interfering RNAs to dissect function of the glutathione-S-transferase mu type 1
2005
Mr. Nigel Daniels Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Investigation of the role of novel SGKI isoforms in regulation of sodium transport in kidney epithelial cells
2006
Miss Sara McSweeney Queens Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1: a new therapeutic target post-myocardial infarction?
2006
Miss Alette Brinth University of Glasgow Structure/function studies of human aldosterone synthase 2008