Texas Heart Institute Celebrates Stem Cell Awareness Day
A message from Texas Heart Institute President Dr. James T. Willerson —
Stem Cell Awareness Day unites organizations and individuals around the world working to ensure that we realize the benefits of one of the most promising fields of science in our time.
The day is a unique global opportunity to foster greater understanding about stem cell research and the range of potential applications for disease and injury.
The Texas Heart Institute is a leader in stem cell research and I wish to thank the directors of our many stem cell research programs and their teams for their incredible contribution to this important field.
About the Texas Heart® Institute
The Texas Heart Institute (www.texasheart.org), founded by world-renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative and progressive programs in research, education and improved patient care. Together with its clinical partner, CHI St. Luke’s Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, it has been ranked among the top cardiovascular centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report’s annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals” for the past 24 years. The Texas Heart Institute is also affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) System, which promotes collaboration in cardiovascular research and education among UT and THI faculty at the Texas Heart Institute and other UT components.
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