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Molly Carnes, M.D., receives inaugural Linda Joy Pollin Heart Health Leadership Award
Date:5/8/2014

hip Institute with an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award from the National Science Foundation. The Institute focuses on developing, studying, and implementing evidence-based strategies to increase the participation and advancement of women faculty in academic science, medicine, and engineering.

The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center and its Linda Joy Pollin Women's Heart Health program seeks to honor those who share its vision for better cardiac care for women. A champion for women's health, Irene Pollin turned overwhelming personal loss into activism that is helping improve the detection and treatment of women's heart disease. In 2013, Mrs. Pollin made a transformational $10 million gift to create the Linda Joy Pollin Women's Heart Health Program at the Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, which she named after her late daughter, Linda Joy, who was born with a heart defect and died at age 16.

In an effort to better protect women from heart disease, Mrs. Pollin, a widely respected public health advocate, founded Sister to Sister in 1999. The nonprofit is the nation's first organization dedicated to women's heart disease prevention and the largest provider of free heart health evaluations for women. A psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree from Catholic University and an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Howard University, Mrs. Pollin is the author of two books, Medical Crisis Counseling and Taking Charge: Overcoming the Challenges of Long-Term Illness, and has written many articles on coping with chronic illness.


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Contact: Sally Stewart
sally.stewart@cshs.org
310-248-6566
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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