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U.S. Preventive Medicine(R) Awards Inaugural Global Prevention Prize to Dr. Valentin Fuster of Mount Sinai Heart
Date:11/7/2008

Award Presented by Charlie Rose at National Health Science Summit

DALLAS, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Preventive Medicine(R), the leader in disease prevention, today announced Dr. Valentin Fuster, director of Mount Sinai Heart, the winner of its first-ever Global Prevention Prize. The Prize was presented to Dr. Fuster by veteran television journalist, Charlie Rose, during the inaugural National Health Science Summit held on November 7, 2008 in New York City.

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The Global Prevention Prize was created by U.S. Preventive Medicine to recognize and honor an individual who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to prevention and its role in helping America and the world overcome paramount health care concerns. Additionally, this award seeks to acknowledge primary, secondary, or tertiary prevention achievements that improve the quality and longevity of individuals and groups, as well as help advance a culture of prevention. The award is presented at the annual National Health Science Summit, which is sponsored by U.S. Preventive Medicine and organized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

"I am honored to receive the Global Prevention Prize and grateful to U.S. Preventive Medicine for such recognition," stated Dr. Fuster. "Mount Sinai Heart's efforts are broad and deep. Our laboratories and clinical facilities are bustling with investigation, patient evaluation, and treatments that bring patients the best modern science offers in the area of cardiac care. Some of our most exciting initiatives involve community service on distant shores and in distant venues. Cardiovascular disease is an international health priority, and I am proud that Mount Sinai Heart is playing a leading role in tackling this epidemic."

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