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Pioneers in Cardiology Lecture Series

During the 2018 academic year, we will inaugurate a biannual "Pioneers in Cardiology" lecture series.  The program will focus on bringing preeminent thought leaders in the cardiovascular field to the University of Miami campus.  The elected pioneer will deliver a grand rounds lecture and will meet with faculty and fellows during their visit in small group sessions.  In preparation for the visit, the fellows will have an evening journal club to discuss some of the guest lecturers seminal and most influential works and will prepare an series of questions and discussion points to address during his/her visit. The educational purpose of this lecture series is to learn from the giants in our field both from their clinical expertise and proven academic career success.

We are honored that our first pioneer in this program will be none other than Dr. Eugene  Braunwald, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the founding chair of the TIMI Study Group at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Since his first major paper was published in Circulation Research in July 1954, he has been one of the most influential cardiologists in the recent era. Dr. Braunwald was the first adult cardiologist elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S and was voted by the Nobel Prize winners as the one “person who has contributed the most to cardiology in recent years.”  Read more.

Dr Baunwald will present on the "War Against Heart Failure" during Medical Grand Rounds at noon for the Department of Medicine and then on “The PCSK9 and Cholesterol Story” from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, located on the ground floor of the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center and is open to the entire UM community and to the public.

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Schedule of Events

Date                        Pioneer in Cardiology      Events                                                Time           Location                                                                    Invitees
April 18th 2018       Dr. Eugene Braunwald       “The War Against Heart Failure”       12:00 pm     Medical Grand Rounds                                                   UM 

                                                                          "The PCSK9 and Cholesterol Story"   5 - 6 pm    Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education    UM & public
                                                                                                                                                        1st floor of Don Soffer Clinical Research Center