- February 2013 -
Jannet Lewis, MD, leads education series at Sister to Sister's 10th Annual Capitol Hill Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program

On February 7 and February 14, Jannet F. Lewis, MD, director of the Women's Heart Center at the GW Heart & Vascular Institute led a heart-healthy education series at Sister to Sister's cardiovascular disease screening event on Capitol Hill. Since 2002, Sister to Sister has provided over 3,000 cardiovascular disease screenings to legislators, staff members and employees. The screenings provide an increased awareness of heart disease, as well as a reduction in the risk factors for heart disease for the screening participants. 


Dr. Lewis was accompanied by Helma Parikh, CRNP, nurse practitioner at the Women's Heart Center, and Kelli Metzer, MS, RD, nutritionist at the Women's Heart Center to provide heart-healthy resources to participants and encourage healthy lifestyle changes to reduce heart disease risk. The February 7th event was held in the U.S. House of Representatives Rayburn House Office Building, and the February 14th event was held in the U.S. Senate Hart Office Building.   


Richard Katz, MD, presented at the 60th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course for American Diabetes Association

On February 24, Richard J. Katz, MD, presented "Technology and Diabetes Mobile Medicine Applications" at the 60th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course for American Diabetes Association in New York City, New York. The meeting offered the latest advances in diabetes management in general sessions and interactive expert presentations.

Lisa Martin, MD encourages Department of Justice employees to improve heart health


On February 13, Lisa W. Martin, MD, led a Lunch and Learn education series on "Heart and Vascular Disease, Lipids and What You Can Do to Improve Your Health" for employees of the U.S. Department of Justice Employees.

Frontiers in Medicine Save the Date for a Frontiers in Medicine lecture series on "Heart Healthy Women," March 13, 2013


A panel of GW Heart & Vascular Institute experts will discuss advances in the detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease and the role that lifestyle modification plays in prevention. The program will be moderated by Alan Wasserman, MD, MACP, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Eugene Meyer Professor of Medicine; and include speakers Richard Katz, MD, Director, GW Heart & Vascular Institute; Jannet Lewis, MD, Director, Women's Heart Center; Richard Neville, MD; Co-Director GW Heart & Vascular Institute and Kelli Metzer, MS, RD, Women's Heart Center.


Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time: Reception at 6:30, Panel at 7:00pm

Location: The Jack Morton Auditorium at 805 21st Street, NW, Washington DC

RSVP: Natalie Allgeier at 202-994-8738, allgeier@gwu.edu