designed to recognize those whose tireless efforts are making prevention a
priority in overcoming global health care concerns," stated Christopher
Fey, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "Cardiovascular disease
is the number one killer throughout the world. In the United States alone,
the cost of treating cardiovascular disease doubled from approximately $150
billion a decade ago to about $300 billion in 2005. This trend will
continue unless and until aggressive action is taken to prevent heart
disease and promote healthy living. Prevention projects overseen by Dr.
Fuster are making significant strides in educating and modifying behaviors
in Africa, Colombia, Grenada, Spain, and the United States."
The first annual National Health Science Summit serves as a critical
forum for 250 world-leading scientists, top journalists, health policy
experts and executives to discuss trends in drug discovery and innovation,
healthcare policy and legislation, and explore the frontiers of science,
the breakthrough therapies and the implications for global health.
Additional awards were presented by notable guests, including former NBA
star Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
About Dr. Valentin Fuster
Dr. Fuster is Director of Mount Sinai Heart, Director of the Zena and
Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, and the Marie-Josee and Henry
R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health. He is also the Richard Gorlin,
MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor at the Mount Sinai Medical Center
and President of Science of the Centor Nacional de Investigaciones
Cardiovacalures Carlos III (CNIC) in Madrid. He is a past president of the
American Heart Association and the World Heart Federation. Under Dr.
Fuster's leadership, Mount Sinai Heart is shaping a new paradigm in
cardiovascular care in which clinicians are focused on treating and
preventing disease, and promoting optimal heart health around the world.
About U.S. Preventive Medicine
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