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For Release: June 29, 2010
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Dartmouth's Nolan earns vascular research award

Brian W. Nolan, M.D., M.S.

Chicago—Dartmouth vascular surgeon Brian W. Nolan, M.D., M.S., will further his research into the quality of life for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), under a career-development award that he received on June 10, during the annual meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery.

The society provides three to five years of support to clinically trained investigators who commit to focus on patient-oriented research. With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nolan, an assistant professor of surgery at Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) and a member of the surgical staff of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), has been working to develop and validate a mechanism to decide how best to treat patients with AAA, and to help those patients learn about and live with the condition, which currently afflicts more than 200,000 Americans a year.

Nolan also is a research assistant professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). He joined the DMS faculty and the Medical Center staff in 2004, after completing a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at DHMC. He received his M.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in 1994, and did his residency in general surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

More information on AAA is available here.

The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) is a not-for-profit, professional medical society.


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