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Heart Heroes

  Heart Heroes

(From left) Drs. Rose Marie Robertson, Yibin Wang and Ravi Dave, professor of medicine and president of the Los Angeles Division of the AHA.
Photo: Todd Cheney/UCLA Photography

On February 8, 2017, UCLA and the American Heart Association (AHA) presented a joint scientific evening titled, “Heart Heroes: Advancements in Cardiovascular Research.” Held at the UCLA Center for the Health Sciences (CHS), the event included presentations by Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, AHA chief science and medical officer; Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar (FEL ’99), professor of medicine and radiology and director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; and Dr. Yibin Wang, UCLA Cardiovascular Theme Chair. Guests also enjoyed a tour of the state-of-the-art lab space in CHS.

Demonstrating the strong partnership between the AHA and UCLA, the AHA presented members of the UCLA Cardiovascular Theme with a check representing the total funding in peer-reviewed grant dollars from the AHA to UCLA cardiovascular investigators in 2016. The AHA has a long-standing commitment to supporting the most meritorious cardiovascular science with grants and fellowships. UCLA, a national leader in cardiovascular medicine and research, has benefited from AHA funding since 1957.

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


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