Governor Proclaims Cardiovascular Professionals Research Week
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2012) — Kentucky Gov. Steven L. Beshear has issued an official proclamation establishing the week of Oct. 1- 7, 2012, as "Cardiovascular Professionals Research Week." The week coincides with the 2012 Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day, scheduled to be held Oct. 5 in Lexington.
Registration for Cardiovascular Research Day opens this week.
The event will feature presentations by leading scholars and clinicians in the field of cardiovascular health, as well as award presentations. Featured speakers will include: Donna Arnett, chair and professor of epidemiology, University of Alabama - Birmingham, and incoming president of the American Heart Association; John Cooke, professor of cardiovascular medicine and associate director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Director, Training Program in Vascular Medicine, Stanford University; and Shaun Coughlin, director, Cardiovascular Research Institute University of California, San Francisco.
More information can be found on the website of the University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center.
The full text of the proclamation reads:
WHEREAS, Cardiovascular disease effects one in three adults and is the leading cause of death for all Americans; and
WHEREAS, Cardiovascular research has led to medical advances benefitting Americans and all humanity; and
WHEREAS, Increased education and research are needed to find effective treatments and ultimately cures; and
WHEREAS, Caregivers and scientists from the University of Kentucky are committed to the pursuit of medical advances in the fight against cardiovascular disease; and
WHEREAS, These scientists gather annually at the University of Kentucky campus to share their strategies and insight with fellow scientists to alleviate illness, thereby bringing further scientific and medical advances closer to reality;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVEN L. BESHEAR, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim October 1-7, 2012, as
in Kentucky, and urge its observance by all.
DONE AT THE CAPITOL, in the City of Frankfort the 5th day of July, in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve and in the 220th year of the Commonwealth.