American Heart Association Awards Loyola More than $60,000 for Cardiac Research

News Archive November 28, 2012

American Heart Association Awards Loyola More than $60,000 for Cardiac Research

MAYWOOD, Ill. - The American Heart Association has awarded Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine $60,666 for cardiac research in 2012, bringing the lifetime total the AHA has awarded Loyola to more than $10 million.

During a Nov. 28 ceremony, American Heart Association Metro Chicago Board President Sandra E. Burke, PhD, presented a symbolic check to Richard Kennedy, PhD, vice provost for Research and Graduate Programs; and Pieter de Tombe, PhD, chair of the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology.

Burke said the American Heart Association has been a proud supporter of Loyola's researchers for more than 35 years.

"The funding of vital research studies is a key component of the American Heart Association's mission to build lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke," Burke said. "We are pleased to present this check to the researchers at Loyola University Chicago who are helping us achieve that goal."

Loyola researchers are conducting a broad spectrum of cardiac research, from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.

Loyola provides complete heart and vascular care, ranging from teaching heart-healthy lifestyles to pioneering the latest technology. For 10 years in a row, U.S. News and World Report has named Loyola as one of the top 50 hospitals nationwide for cardiology and heart surgery. Loyola is ranked 18th in this year’s rankings.

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Division (HSD) advances interprofessional, multidisciplinary, and transformative education and research while promoting service to others through stewardship of scientific knowledge and preparation of tomorrow's leaders. The HSD is located on the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, Illinois. It includes the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, the Stritch School of Medicine, the biomedical research programs of the Graduate School, and several other institutes and centers encouraging new research and interprofessional education opportunities across all of Loyola University Chicago. The faculty and staff of the HSD bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a strong commitment to seeing that Loyola's health sciences continue to excel and exceed the standard for academic and research excellence. For more on the HSD, visit LUC.edu/hsd.
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