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  LSU Health Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Reception & Tour
Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite, LSU Health Alum and LSU Health Foundation Board Member, enabled the LSU Cardiovascular Center of Excellence to showcase its labs and research by generously hosting a reception on campus this month. Alumni and community members were able to see first-hand what the Cardiovascular (CV) Center promises for the future of healthcare for the region.
Dr. David Lefer, Director of the LSU Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, thanks Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite for her generosity.
Tours of the Cardiovascular Center Labs allowed the alumni and visitors to see for themselves the world class labs where groundbreaking research is happening at LSU Health.
Mrs. Cynthia Glancy along with Dr. & Mrs. Fred Rodriguez listen intently to Erminia Donnarumma, PhD, post-doctorate fellow, explain her role in the Center
Dr. Murtuza Ali, Associate Director of Clinical Medicine & Program Director, Interventional Cardiology Fellowship, shows off the technology in the new CV labs
An NIH Program Grant has designated the LSU Cardiovascular Center of Excellence as a study center for “Functional Cardiometabolomics” a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute study. This 5 Year Multi-Center Grant, in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, is investigating how dietary metabolites enhance the severity of heart attacks and heart failure. This is just an example of one of the studies taking place at the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence right now.
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