The American Heart Association, Utah Affiliate, will award $96,000 in research funds to eight University of Utah researchers for the treatment or prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Researchers funded are: Dr. Gary R. Caputo, Dr. Ray E. Hershberger; Dr. Matthew A. Movsesian; Dr. Eric C. Orme; Dr. Stephen M. Prescott; Dr. George M. Rogers, III; Dr. Susan L. Woodley and Dr. Karen S. Servilla.According to heart association officials, the grants are a strong indication of the quality research that is conducted in Utah.