LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2012) — The University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently announced the winners of the 2012 Saha Awards for Cardiovascular Research and Education. The six award winners from the fields of medicine and nursing each received a $1,000 honorarium. The awards and the recipients are as follows:
- Medical Student Award, for a student enrolled at the UK College of Medicine, with an interest in cardiovascular medicine; recipient: Mary Burchett.
- M.D./Ph.D. Student Award, for a student enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. program at UK; recipient: Jason Meyer.
- Nursing Student in Eastern Kentucky Award, for a nursing student currently training at a health care facility in Eastern Kentucky, with an interest in cardiovascular nursing; recipient: Nathan W. Fowler.
- Nursing Student with Central Baptist Award, for a nursing student currently training at Central Baptist hospital, with an interest in cardiovascular nursing; recipient: Annette Williams.
- Nursing Student at UK HealthCare Award, for a nursing student currently training at a UK HealthCare facility, with an interest in cardiovascular nursing; recipient Demetrius Abshire.
- Paula Fritz R.N. Patient Education Award; for a new project or approach to patient education in a cardiovascular population, implemented within the last two years; recipient: Terry Altpeter.
"This year’s slate of winners represents the essence of different aspects of the care of patients in the Commonwealth," said Dr. Dennis Bruemmer, Saha CVRC associate director. "Cardiovascular related diseases are the number one cause of death in Kentucky. The winners have proven their ability to be current and future leaders in their fields of work and study. By bestowing these awards, the center affirms its commitment as a staunch advocate for excellence in education, care and research,"
The awards were presented as part of the annual UK Gill Heart Institute Research Day.
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