- May 2012 -
The Institute supports Food & Friends

GW Cardiovascular Institute faculty, fellows and board members donated their time to the organization Food and Friends, on Saturday, April 28, 2012. The group prepared meals for people living with life-challenging illnesses such as HIV/AIDS and cancer. The volunteer day was organized by cardiology fellow, Monica Muhkerjee, MD, and executive director, Jessica Johnson.
Dr. Clyde Yancy visits GW as Understein Memorial Lecturer

The Understein Memorial Lecture Fund was established in 1978 by the family of Jack Understein, in gratitude for the care provided at GW's Division of Cardiology. This annual lectureship is managed by the GW Cardiovascular Institute and affords us the ability to enhance the educational experience of our cardiovascular fellows. On May 9th and 10th, Dr. Clyde Yancy delivered cardiology and medical grand rounds on the topic of heart failure for 200 medical professionals at GW and met with cardiology fellows to discuss current topics in cardiac care.
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, is the Magerstadt Professor and Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Previously, he was the Medical Director for the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute and Chief of Cardiothoracic Transplantation for Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and he is the immediate-past president of the American Heart Association (AHA).
ReStart DC trains KIPP DC students in CPR

On May 8th and 9th, 200 students from KIPP DC College Preparatory, a charter school located in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C., learned basic emergency response skills. Five instructors from the American Heart Association Training Center at GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) led the students in a 45-minute Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training. The training was sponsored by ReStart DC, a program of the GW Cardiovascular Institute that aims to increase survival rates of sudden cardiac arrest.
Ris hosts dinner to benefit Women's Heart Center

On Tuesday, May 8, 2012, renowned chef Ris Lacoste prepared a five course dinner paired with private collection wines for thirty guests to benefit the Women's Heart Center at the GW Cardiovascular Institute. The event raised nearly $7,000 for the Women's Heart Center.
doctors' day logoThank you for giving to support Doctor's Day on March 30, 2012

Every year on March 30, patients and their families have a special opportunity to thank those who are most responsible for their healthcare. National Doctor's Day is an opportunity for physicians and patients to come together for the important cause of advancing medicine. This year, nearly $10,000 was raised from Doctor's Day donations made to the GW Cardiovascular Institute to honor cardiology physicians and support their important work in research, community outreach, and education. Thank you to all who gave on March 30th this year.