Give to Cardiology Education
The Division of Cardiology has graduated over 180 cardiology fellows
since 1951. Our faculty is passionate about mentoring, coaching, and
educating our fellows to be outstanding cardiologists. Fellow
education, however, is becoming more complex as well as expensive.
Fellows need to attend national meetings to present their research
outcomes and learn the cutting-edge discovery and innovation. They must
constantly update themselves reading the literature, watching
educational videos, and engaging in the simulation of advanced cardiac
procedures. It has been said that one cardiologist will touch the lives
of over 6000 patients over his/her professional career. Please consider
giving to cardiology education to better educate our cardiology fellows
who will contribute to the care of so many patients in the future.
Give to Cardiology Research
Cardiac catheterization, a cardiac procedure we perform daily, was invented by Dr. Werner Forssmann
in 1920's. Without research done by Dr. Forssmann and others, we would
not have cardiac catheterization, the procedure that is most definitive
in its diagnostic capability and allows cardiologists to treat the
stenosis of coronary arteries without surgically opening the chest. The
Division of Cardiology has recognized the critical importance of robust
cardiology research to generate knowledge and to discover and invent new
therapies and diagnostic tests and invested on cardiology research for
the last 50 years. However, due to the extremely stringent funding
situation of the National Institutes of Health and other funding
agencies in recent years, the conduction of high impact cardiology
research is becoming increasingly difficult. The stability and
predictability of funding is a prerequisite for big discoveries.
Please consider giving to cardiology research to allow us to continue to
discover and invent.
Give to Innovative Patient Care
The delivery of high quality cardiology care to our patients needs
innovation. Education and research benefits nothing unless it is brought
to bedside. The system of cardiology care delivery must be constantly
improved to assure the cutting edge education and research are
integrated into compassionate patient care. All health care
professionals need to work together as a team to maintain the highest
possible standard of cardiology care. Please consider giving to
cardiology patient care initiatives to invent a ground-breaking system
of inpatient and outpatient care delivery.
How to Give
Please visit our Contribute to UTMB website to discover many ways to give. There are many options available to give to UTMB and Cardiology. Please contact Dr. Syed Gilani
with your questions on individual programs within the Division of
Cardiology. To learn how you can become our partner in defeating
cardiovascular disease, contact Jenny C. Dudley,
assistant vice president for development; phone: 409.772.8767. We look
forward to working with you to continue to build an outstanding academic
cardiology division within the first and oldest medical school in the
state of Texas.