Funds Raised Will Support Heart Disease Research and Educational Initiatives

WHAT:

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will salute renowned cardiologist, Dr. Clyde Yancy for his extraordinary contributions to the field. His vital work in improving access to healthcare and cardiovascular outcomes for underserved populations will be recognized, along with his tireless efforts to promote health equity by mentoring and encouraging young people to pursue careers in medicine.  

WHEN:

6:30 PM

Friday, December 7, 2018

WHERE:

The Plaza

Grand Ballroom

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NYC

WHO:

More than 400 luminaries in interventional cardiology, politicians, celebrities, and others with a close connection and desire to improve treatments for those affected by cardiovascular disease will gather to pay tribute to the honoree. The program, led by Gala Chairs Juan F. Granada, MD, Martin B. Leon, MD; Roxana Mehran, MD; and Gregg W. Stone, MD, will feature remarks by Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc.

Dr. Clyde Yancy is a widely respected expert in heart failure, clinical guideline generation, outcomes sciences, and healthcare disparities. A former President of the American Heart Association in 2009-2010, he is also a past recipient of the AHA National Physician of the Year and Gold Heart Award. Dr. Yancy currently serves as Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Associate Director of the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He holds the Magerstadt Endowed Professor of Medicine Chair and a concurrent Professorship in Medical Social Sciences. He also serves as Vice-Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

WHY:

Funds raised from this year’s Gala will benefit CRF’s medical research and educational programs. This support will help CRF to pursue innovative areas of research, train tomorrow’s physician leaders, and educate the medical community and the public about heart health.

ABOUT CRF

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. For more information, please visit www.crf.org.

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Judy Romero
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