Monday, February 4, 2019

We Continue to Make a Difference!

Below is my monthly message for the February 2019 edition of the MHRI newsletter, Focus. You can view Focus online at

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

When I was born, the risk of dying of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) in the United States was 34%. And then it dropped precipitously from there. In my lifetime, I have seen the risk of dying from a heart attack dramatically change:
  • 1975 – 27%
  • 1984 – 19%
  • 1994 – 10%
  • 2018 – 6%

This shows that what we do every day does matter! We are making a difference because together we are advancing health through research. Thank you MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network (and the entire MedStar-Georgetown research community) for the great work you are doing. February is Heart Month. It’s another month we can use to reflect, acknowledge our accomplishments, appreciate the power of our research teams, and take pride in the importance of our work. It’s another month we can get revitalized so we can then move forward to take on the next health care challenge with renewed strength and determination.

Thank you for what you do today to advance health for tomorrow.


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