An assistant professor in the University of Arizona College of Nursing has been awarded a three-year $350,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support his research on a devastating type of stroke.

Matthew J. Gallek is one of 12 nurse educators who was awarded one of the foundation's nurse scholars program grants this year.

The Nurse award is given to junior faculty who show promise as future leaders in academic nursing.

Gallek’s research focuses on aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke that occurs when a cerebral aneurysm ruptures and causes bleeding in and around the brain. He is aiming to find a way to improve the outcomes of people who suffer a serious complication of that kind of stroke called cerebral vasospasm.