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EPI | Lifestyle 2018 What We Learned

EPI | Lifestyle 2018 Program Chairs Wayne Rosamond, PhD, MS and Deborah Rohm Young, PhD review the highlights of the science presented during the meeting.

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Scientific Sessions 2018

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 10-12
Exhibits: Nov. 10-12
Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Symposium: Nov. 10-11

Chicago, Illinois
 


Words of
Wisdom

“There are three things critical to success in science: perseverance, persistence and grit. If you remember this, you will prevail and reach your goals. You can make a difference.”

 —Maria I. Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

Dr. Kontaridis, who focuses on molecular cardiology and signal transduction in congenital heart disease and heart failure is a member of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences and serves as Chair of the Early Career Subcommittee of the AHA Council Operations Committee. She is the Director of Research at the Masonic Medical Research Institute in Utica, N.Y. and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Division of Cardiology.

Maria I. Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

Maria I. Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA
Director of Research
Masonic Medical Research Laboratory

Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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