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January 11, 2017
Dr. James Willerson writes In Memoriam for Dr. Denton Cooley
Dr. James T. Willerson wrote a touching In Memoriam for the late Dr. Denton A. Cooley, highlighting our founder's legendary contributions to the medical field and the community. The article was published in the January 2017 issue of the American Heart Association's journal Circulation Research.

December 12, 2016

Dr. David Ott receives 2016 Ray C. Fish Award
Cardiovascular surgeon honored by Texas Heart Institute for contributions to surgery.

November 18, 2016
World-renowned heart surgeon and medical pioneer, Dr. Denton A. Cooley, passes at age 96
Friends and colleagues at the Texas Heart Institute, join with his family in mourning the death of world-renowned heart surgeon and medical pioneer Dr. Denton A. Cooley.

Dr. Luiz Sampaio Named New Director of the Cullen Cardiovascular Surgery Research Laboratory
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Luiz Sampaio has been promoted to Director of the Cullen Cardiovascular Surgery Research Laboratory at Texas Heart Institute (THI). He will work closely with Dr. O.H. Frazier who co-directs the lab.

November 3, 2016
Houston chef Amanda DeJesus celebrated the 13th anniversary of her heart transplant in October.
We are so proud of our own Texas Heart Institute ambassador and heart-health Chef Amanda DeJesus who has been recognized by the AHA for her hard work and inspiring mission to share important culinary tips on the national stage. - American Heart Association News

November 3, 2016
The University of Texas at Arlington Pikes Host Event Supporting THI
The Eta Upsilon chapter of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity will host their 2nd annual Homerun for the Heart event in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

November 2, 2016
Texas Heart Institute Recruiting Patients with Anthracycline-Induced Cardiomyopathy for Adult Stem Cell Clinical Trial
Study could lead to new treatments for a disease with limited options today

October 26, 2016
Dr. Doris Taylor honored
Presented with American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Distinguished Alumnus Award. For more than four decades, AASCU’s Distinguished Alumnus Award has been presented to an individual who has achieved acclaim in her or his field and who has made a significant contribution to the public, intellectual or cultural life of the nation. - AASCU

October 21, 2016
Mrs. Denton A. Cooley passed away Friday, October 21, 2016.
A memorial service took place for Louise Goldsborough Thomas Cooley at St. John the Divine Church. View obituary (PDF).

THI Dr. Doris Taylor is a pioneer
Using regenerative medicine for organ repair using stem cells. - Houston Chronicle

THI Dr. James Martin has a theory 
Might it be possible to flip a genetic switch in humans to make heart muscles regenerate? - Houston Chronicle

September 23, 2016
James T. Willerson Honored with Proclamations from Houston Mayor’s Office and The Senate of the State of Texas

Texas Heart Institute Receives Top Recognition for Continuing Medical Education
THI has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation for the next six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Stem Cell Tourism Near and Far: Achieving a Compromise for the Patient
Thu, Sep. 22, 2016, 8 am - 9:30 am
James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University

Texas Heart Institute Study Reveals Genes Critical To Heart Repair After Cardiac Injury
Researchers in Cardiomyocyte Renewal Lab pave the way for new discovery

Engineered Stem Cells Show Promise for New Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Texas Heart Institute researchers are seeing positive results on a novel approach to treating peripheral arterial disease through the use of engineered stem cells produced at THI’s Molecular Cardiology Research Lab. Read more about how our researchers are innovating to find news ways to treat cardiovascular diseases through stem cell therapies.

Innovation for All, Even at 101 Years Old
Samuel Henderson lives in Louisiana, and enjoys spending time working on his ranch. At “101 years young,” there seems to be little that slows Mr. Henderson down. At 101, this man had an EVAR for abdominal aortic aneurysm and a TAVR to replace aortic valve.

The Texas Heart Institute Elects New Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Eric Wade
THI announced the appointment of Eric D. Wade as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Wade, a partner in the litigation practice group of Porter Hedges LLP, succeeds David Grimes who will continue to serve on the Board as a Trustee. Wade has provided legal counsel to Texas Heart for more than 15 years.

February 23, 2016
Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award dinner
Reviving its prestigious Denton A. Cooley Leadership Award dinner, the Texas Heart Institute enjoyed the prowess of medical big guns and military might to deliver proceeds of more than $700,000. The evening honored retired four-star admiral William McRaven, who now serves as University of Texas System chancellor. Photos and story on CultureMap.

January 19, 2016
Clinical Study Using Plasmid DNA Gene Therapy Gives Hope to Critical Limb Ischemia Patients
A new clinical study published in the January issue of Gene Therapy reports the promising results of an innovative DNA-based gene therapy that may offer a potential therapeutic option for a disease with unmet medical needs

Dr. Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD, receives 2016 Ray C. Fish Award at 15th annual Texas Update in Cardiovascular Advancements Symposium
Cardiovascular surgeon and Cleveland Clinic president honored by Texas Heart Institute for scientific achievements, contributions to healthcare.

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Texas Heart Institute Journal peer-reviewed scientific journal   

Index of Collected Papers of THI professional staff  

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Women's Heart Health E-News "Straight Talk" by Dr. Stephanie Coulter 

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