Kimara Targoff, MD Is the Third Annual Recipient of the 10K Colin Malloy Research Award

Kimara Targoff, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, is the third annual recipient of the 10K Colin Malloy Research Award from the Colin’s Kids Organization for her outstanding research with Zebra Fish. Learn more...

Kimara Targoff, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, is the third annual recipient of the 10K Colin Malloy Research Award from the Colin’s Kids Organization for her outstanding research with Zebra Fish. Colin’s Kids is an organization founded by two mothers of patients born and cared for here- Nancy King and Kelly Malloy. The mission of Colin’s Kids is two-fold. The first is to provide funding to advance medical research related to the diagnosis, life improving treatment, cure and prevention of congenital heart defects. The second is to provide rapid response financial assistance to economically-strained families struggling to obtain the best care for their children diagnosed with congenital heart defects. This award will benefit Dr. Targoff’s research focusing on the study of nkx genes in the zebrafish embryo as a means to enhance the understanding of the genetics of cardiac development. This work has the potential to improve diagnosis, risk stratification, and ultimately therapeutic measures in patients with congenital heart diseases.