Women’s Heart Fund announces launch of ‘Community Conversations with the CDI’

Women’s Heart Fund announces launch of ‘Community Conversations with the CDI’

The Women's Heart Fund, a philanthropic arm of Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, has announced that for its newest venture, the organization will sponsor 'Community Conversations with the CDI,' a women-focused, three-year lecture series featuring researchers from Hackensack Meridian Health's Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The lectures will focus on topics relevant to community members throughout the state, including heart disease, breast and ovarian cancer, vaccines, Alzheimer's Disease and diabetes. Over the years, the Women's Heart Fund has raised valuable funding for a wide variety of Hackensack Meridian Health initiatives. Their dedication and passion have helped to advance health care and education for our community and we are thankful for all that they do to help our organization, and more importantly, for the impact they have made on the health of women in our region." Joseph Stampe, president and chief development officer of the Meridian Health Foundation The first of the lecture series will feature a panel of Hackensack Meridian Health physicians and researchers from the CDI. It will take place at 2:30 p.m. on February 9 during the Count Basie Center for the Arts and Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center HeartHealthExpo taking place at the Basie's Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre. The panel will be moderated by Alla Rabinovich, chief operating officer of the Center for Discovery and Innovation, and will include the following physicians: Evelyn Minaya, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology Rajney Bais, M.D., internal medicine Dawn Calderon, D.O., cardiology David Leopold, M.D., integrative health and medicine Claire Carter, PhD, researcher at the CDI Ravi Diwan, M.D., cardiology "Advanced biomedical research is just one aspect of the CDI's work – another big part of our mission is to serve as a forum for public education about how science innovation is improving peoples' lives," said David Perlin, Ph.D., the chief scientific officer and senior vice president of the CDI. "Awareness events like these, done in partnership with the Women's Heart Fund, help us further that mission." Related Stories



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