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Translational Science Grand Rounds: "Overcoming Disparities in Hypertension and CVD in African Americans: View from a Native Son"

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Featuring Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA

Translational Science Grand Rounds: Overcoming Disparities in Hypertension and CVD in African Americans: View from a Native Son

Presented by: Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASH, FNLA (Professor of Medicine & Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology; Cardiology Section, John W. Deming Department of Medicine; Tulane University School of Medicine)

After a position post Katrina at Emory University, Dr. Ferdinand returned to his hometown of New Orleans as a Professor of Medicine at Tulane University. He is the former Chair and Chief Science Officer of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), board member of the American Society of Hypertension, PI of the Healthy Heart Community Prevention Program (a cardiovascular risk program targeting African American and other high-risk populations), and immediate-past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. He is co-author of “Overcoming Katrina: African American Voices from the Crescent City and Beyond”, a collection of 27 oral histories. He also is co-editor of Cardiovascular Disease in Racial & Ethnic Minorities. In 2004, Dr. Ferdinand received the Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the ABC Walter M. Booker Community Service Award. In 2010, he was recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus Health Trust with an award for journalism and the Charles Drew award for medical excellence in conjunction with the National Minority Quality Foundation. He was recently awarded the 2019 Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy’s Center for Minority Health & Health Disparities CHAMPIONS AWARDS and the 2019 AHA James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Ferdinand focuses largely on eliminating disparities and cardiac risk factor evaluation and control, especially hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia in communities of racial and ethnic minorities.

Monday, October 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM (Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM) in Tidewater Room 1210

Tulane University Translational Science Institute (TUTSI)

For more information contact: via email to kobst@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-988-3079