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Association Honors Top Volunteers, Staff Member at Washington, D.C. Meeting
Date:4/21/2009

DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association recognized several distinguished volunteers and an employee on April 20 during its 2009 "You're The Cure on the Hill Awards Luncheon" and "Gold Heart Awards Banquet" in Washington, D.C.

The association presented its Gold Heart Award to Scott M. Grundy, M.D., Ph.D., David Cooke, M.D., and Alice K. Jacobs, M.D. The award is the organization's highest volunteer honor, recognizing distinguished service in advancing the objectives of the association on a national level. Grundy, who has served on more than 20 association committees and task forces, is director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Cooke, currently president of the association's Midwest Affiliate, is vice president of quality and safety at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. Jacobs, the association's president in 2004-05, is director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Interventional Cardiology at Boston Medical Center.

Pierre Fayad, M.D., Reynolds Centennial Professor and chairman in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, received the Physician of the Year Award for his outstanding contributions toward advancing the association's mission.

Janet Lee Maxson, Ph.D., F.N.P, director of the Minot Health and Wellness Center in Minot, N.D., received the association's Healthcare Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to or achievements in cardiovascular disease/stroke patient care or improvements in the quality of healthcare delivery.

Ronald G. Victor, M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Hypertension in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, received the association's Louis B. Russell Jr. Memoria
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