MAYWOOD, Ill. -- The American Heart Association has awarded the Cardiovascular Institute of Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine $194,772 for cardiac research this year, bringing the lifetime total awarded to Loyola to $10.1 million. During an Aug. 31 ceremony, AHA Board Chairman William Roach Jr., Esq. presented a symbolic check to David Wilber, MD, director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Richard Kennedy, PhD, vice provost for Research and Graduate Programs.
"For years, the American Heart Association has been one of the biggest supporters of leading-edge cardiac research at Loyola," Wilber said.
"Both our researchers and our patients greatly appreciate the association's funding of studies that are helping to improve survival and reduce disability from heart disease and stroke."
Jeff Malehorn, chairman of the American Heart Association's Metro Chicago board of directors, said the 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," Malehorn said. "We are pleased to present this check to the researchers at Loyola University 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.
Here are a few examples of Loyola studies the American Heart Association has funded: