February 01, 2008

President Snyder proclaims Women's Heart Health Month

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Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder, dressed in a red jacket, signed a proclamation today designating February as "Women's Heart Health Month" on campus.

Joining Snyder were: May L. Wykle, dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; Shirley Moore, professor and associate dean of research at the nursing school; Patricia Underwood, associate dean of the nursing school; and Dorothy Miller, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women; and several research associates from the schools of nursing and medicine

All donned scarlet for "Wear Red Day" to call attention to heart disease—the number one killer of women in America. Prior to Snyder signing the proclamation, Wykle, Moore, Miller and Underwood made a special presentation in recognition of February as national Heart Health Month.

"Go Red for Women" is a nationwide awareness campaign sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the American Heart Association to teach Americans about heart disease in women. According to both organizations, 460,000 women die annually of the disease.

Details about additional campus awareness events, sponsored by the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the School of Medicine, throughout the month are forthcoming.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, February 1, 2008 01:39 PM | News Topics: Administration, Campus Life, Events, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, HeadlinesMain, Healthcare, Provost Initiatives

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