Daugherty Elected AHA Council Chair

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The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology is one of the largest of the AHA councils and covers the area of investigation that is responsible for the vast majority of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and stroke.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 12, 2004) -- University of Kentucky professor of medicine and physiology, Alan Daugherty, Ph.D., D.Sc., has been elected as the incoming chair of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, of the American Heart Association.

Daugherty, who is the UK Gill Foundation Chair in Preventive Cardiology, will begin the appointment June 1. Daugherty is currently chair of the scientific sessions program committee for the AHA’s major annual meeting.

The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology is one of the largest of the AHA councils and covers the area of investigation that is responsible for the vast majority of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and stroke.

The council advances and coordinates research, addresses prevention, improves methods for diagnosis and treatment, and works actively with other organizations concerned with these problems. The council disseminates information related to these fields through its annual conference, many awards and lectures, and the Journal on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.


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