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Athletic Pursuits

As with so many, the McCarthys’ affinity for the University harkens back to their days on campus.

“Norma and I wanted to give a gift to UD in appreciation for the great education we received and positive experiences we had while students,” Dave said.

“Norma and I wanted to give a gift to UD in appreciation for the great education we received and positive experiences we had while students.”

The question was, where to direct their support? Several University programs and initiatives appealed to them, but Dave’s interest in sports performance eventually solidified the direction of their generosity. As a nationally competitive cyclist, he knew the implications of the research being done by Crecelius and her students.

“I was drawn to the lab because they do work on blood vessels responding to stresses, which affects blood flow to muscles. This directly ties into my efforts as a senior athlete. However, we are confident their research will help all athletes!”

Learn more about how UD's collaborative research is improving public health — from transforming care for patients with stability issues to improving the process for testing new medicines.

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