Announcement 02.27.15


TSF/Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters
2015 Award Recipients*

Ralph M. Bolman, III, MD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
“Increasing Access to Reduce the Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”
Region: Rwanda, Sub-Saharan Africa/Funding Amount: $37,500

Emily A. Farkas, MD
Cardiostart International
“Establishing a Not-For-Profit Cardiac Surgical Program at Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital”
Region: Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, Dhulikhel/Funding Amount: $11,000

Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
Region: Nepal/Funding Amount: $37,000

V. Mohan Reddy, MD
Stanford University
“Building Capacity for Pediatric Heart Valve Disease in Southeast Asia”
Region: Southeast Asia: India, Malaysia/Funding Amount: $27,000

J. Nilas Young, MD
University of California Davis Medical Center
“Educating Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiologists on: (1) The Prevalence of Valvular Heart Disease, (2) The Consequences for Underserved Populations, and (3) Appropriate Medical, Surgical, and Interventional Treatment Options”
Region: Chelyabinsk, Ural Federation District, Russian Federation/Funding Amount: $37,500

*These grants have been made possible through the generosity of the Edwards/Lifesciences Foundation and its Every Heartbeat Matters Campaign.

Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education

TSFRE is a pivotal force for growth and vitality in cardiothoracic surgery, especially for research and academic career development. TSFRE was first established in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization and is the charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. The Foundation represents thoracic surgery in the United States and its research and educational initiatives support the broad spectrum of thoracic surgery. The mission of TSFRE is to foster the development of surgeon scientists in cardiothoracic surgery; increasing knowledge and innovation to benefit patient care.

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