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Gill Heart Institute Research Day

Contact: Jennifer Bonck

 

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Special events that day will include a lecture at 4:20 p.m. by the recipient of the 2003 winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Cardiovascular Research Award, Marlene Rabinovitch, the Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatrics and research director of the Wall Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, Stanford University School of Medicine. The day will conclude with an awards presentation, reception and dinner.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2003) -- Cardiovascular disease, which includes high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and stroke, is the most common cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of deaths related to heart complications continues to rise.

Physicians and researchers at the University of Kentucky Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute are working to find ways to prevent and repair cardiovascular disease damage.

In support of regional research in cardiovascular disease and physiology, the Gill Heart Institute is hosting the sixth annual Cardiovascular Research Day on Oct. 24 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Lexington. Activities include poster presentations, seminars, and lectures on cardiovascular disease and treatment. First, second and third place cash awards will be given for the best poster presentations in staff, fellow and student categories.

Special events that day will include a lecture at 4:20 p.m. by the recipient of the 2003 winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Cardiovascular Research Award, Marlene Rabinovitch, the Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatrics and research director of the Wall Center for Pulmonary Hypertension, Stanford University School of Medicine. The day will conclude with an awards presentation, reception and dinner.

Such support of cardiovascular research is vitally important in Kentucky and surrounding states. People living in the nine states in the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys have a higher risk of dying from coronary artery disease than people in the rest of the United States.

For more information on Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day 2003, visit the Web site. For more information, visit the Gill Heart Institute Web site.


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