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Heart Talk: Women’s Heart Health Program Reaches Out to the Community

  New Medical-Education Building Geffen Hall,
  New Medical-Education Building Geffen Hall,

Top: (From left, seated) Panelists Drs. Karol Watson, Farheen Shirazi and Rena Patel and (standing) Drs. Janki Shah, Marcella Calfon Press, Tamara Horwich and Tracy Huynh.Bottom: Dr. Karol Watson (left) and meteorologist Bri Winkler at the event.
Photos: Vince Bucci

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the UCLA Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Health Program hosted Let’s Talk: A Conversation with UCLA Women’s Health Cardiologists. The educational seminar welcomed 120 UCLA alumni and friends to Westlake Village and included presentations by UCLA cardiologists on the need for cardiovascular screenings, the effects of stress and lifestyle on heart disease and current research in women’s cardiovascular disease.

Special guest Bri Winkler, meteorologist at abc7 Eyewitness News, who suffered a stroke at age 24, spoke about the symptoms of stroke and how stroke can happen at any age.

Third in a series of conversations with UCLA female cardiologists, this was the first event held in the community. Cardiologists from the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center in Westwood, Drs. Karol E. Watson (RES ’92, FEL ’97, PHD ’98), Tamara B. Horwich (RES ’02, FEL ’06) and Marcella Calfon Press, partnered with UCLA specialty-care physicians Drs. Janki Shah (RES ’03) and Tracy Huynh from Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village; Dr. Farheen Shirazi from Porter Ranch; and Dr. Reena Patel from Redondo Beach. The interactive format allowed as much time for audience questions as for formal presentations and was followed by a reception with heart-healthy refreshments.

For more information, contact Michelle Jacobson at: (310) 267-1213


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