American Heart Association Hosts Local Research Reception Showcasing Funded Research
NEW ORLEANS – On Wednesday, Aug. 16, the American Heart Association (AHA) hosted its annual research reception at Tulane Medical Center, 1415 Tulane Ave., and showcased the AHA’s funded research at the facility that is changing health outcomes nationwide with research happening right here in our own backyard, reps said.
The research reception event invited physicians, researchers, the medical community and AHA donors to see state-of-the art research happening in New Orleans. The AHA invested $2.7 million in funded heart and stroke research in 2016 at several New Orleans institutions. The funds raised are a direct result of the AHA’s Go Red Luncheon, Heart Walks and Heart & Soul Gala, reps said. Attendees were able to view current projects and mingle with leading researchers and doctors to learn how this research positively affects local people’s lives, their health, community and local economy.
The AHA has been working to save and improve lives from heart disease and stroke for more than 90 years, with scientific research at the core of all efforts, reps said. The research funded through the generosity of AHA donors is helping people survive heart disease and stroke, and people are living longer and enjoying a better quality of life, thanks to new treatments, prevention strategies and a deeper understanding of these diseases, reps said.
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Brittany Gay, vice president of New Orleans American Heart Association, Dr. Irimpen Anand and Dr. Hong Liu both of Tulane Medical Center.
Dr. William Lunn, CEO of Tulane Medical Center, L. Gabriel Navar, PhD, director, Center of Biomedical Research at Tulane Medical Center and Stryder Meadows, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Tulane Medical Center.