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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. Memorial Award, which recognizes outstanding service to minority and underserved populations.

The association's Award of Meritorious Achievement, which recognizes specific accomplishments that affect the association on a national level, was presented to: Barbara J. Fletcher, R.N, M.N., clinical associate professor in the Brooks College of Health, School of Nursing at the University of Florida in Jacksonville, for her pioneering leadership in the association's annual Lobby Day in Washington, D.C.; Pamela K. Knous, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Supervalu in Eden Prairie, Minn., for fund-raising efforts in support of the association's Go Red For Women initiative; and Eduardo Marban, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, for innovative leadership as editor-in-chief of the association's medical journal Circulation Research.

Debbie Minor, Pharm.D, associate professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine, received the Volunteer Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts to assist the association in advocating directly to key lawmakers on heart and stroke issues.

Linda Dailey, executive director for Metro Chicago at the association's Midwest Affiliate (which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin), received the Earl B. Beagle Award for Staff Excellence, which recognizes a staff person who has exhibited leadership, professionalism, dedication and excellence in performance.

About the American Heart Association

Founded in 1924, we're the nation's oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases -- America's No. 1 and No. 3 killers -- we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.americanheart.org.


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