UTMB will present the annual Black Tie & Boots Gala May 11. Donna Sollenberger is the 2013 event chair. Since 1975, $14.6 million have benefited Galveston scientists and physicians and supported lifesaving research programs focused on the mission of the American Heart Association — building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. UTMB Galveston scientists are currently receiving $1.2 million in research funding. [Note: Paid subscription required.]