(From left) Drs. Rose Marie Robertson, Yibin Wang and Ravi Dave, professor of medicine and president of the Los Angeles Division of the AHA.
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