Our student engagement video library features student multimedia projects, interviews and news coverage about student outreach and education at the Texas Heart Institute.

Aortic Valve Disease by Jaqueline Ferrufino

Jackie Ferrufino, a senior at St. John’s High School in Houston, works in the Center for Women’s Heart & Vascular Health and also helps THI with website content development and Heart Information Center updates. Inspired by a shadowing experience with a cardiologist, she created an educational video that provides a general overview of aortic valve disease to inspire others to learn more about valves.

Micaela has always dreamed of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her fondest wish came true when she traveled to the Texas Heart Institute and CHI St. Luke’s Health in Houston, Texas in partnership with Make-a-Wish New Jersey. For an entire week, Micaela shadowed some of the world’s best in cardiothoracic science. Learn More

Carlos Uribe and Payton Campbell worked with the entire Visual Communications team to create an inspirational video to highlight the progressive research and training programs across the Texas Heart Institute. They spent the summer researching the Texas Heart Institute’s nearly sixty year old archive of historic videos and photographs and created a beautiful glimpse into a typical day at THI.

Payton Campbell created an exceptional interactive learning tool that shows adolescents the hearts of animals in order to help them understand the importance of their own heart. Her museum touch box project, Comparative Anatomy of the Heart, is currently being used in the Houston Museum of Natural Science Eco Labs for students and visiting schools to use.


Alexandra Wallace for Project Heart

Alexandra Wallace, a biochemistry major at the University of Mississippi, launched Project Heart in Mississippi and Tennessee, sharing her personal story with cardiovascular disease and promoting heart health awareness among children and adults in these states. In the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant 2016 competition, her platform Project Heart: Keep Your Beat was awarded a Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award, which recognizes contestants who are committed to enhancing the quality of life of those within her community through volunteerism.