Laura W. Bush Institute to Host Women’s Heart Health Event in Dallas



January 5, 2015

CONTACT:     Jessica Bagwell,

                          (806) 743-2143 ext. 229


WHAT:            The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will hold a symposium called “Matters of the Heart,” which will focus on issues related to women’s heart health and feature enlightening lectures presented by leading experts in gender-based medicine and cardiology.


WHEN:            10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 5, 2015


WHERE:          Ritz-Carlton, 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas, Salon A Ballroom.           


EVENT:           February is American Heart Month, and as part of its ongoing effort to raise awareness for gender-specific medicine and women’s health, the TTUHSC Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will bring together noteworthy experts in cardiology to discuss concerns, treatment methods and goals for improving the cardiovascular health of all women. Speakers include O.Wayne Isom, M.D., Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery chairman at New York-Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center and former first-lady, Laura W. Bush, who will open the event with a brief address regarding the significance of gender-specific medicine and research.


Because differences matter, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health improves the lives of women and girls through research supporting scientific discoveries unique to women’s health and gender differences, education advancing the knowledge of health care professionals through evidence-based resources and outreach connecting with communities for healthier lives. For more information about the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, call (806) 356-4617 or visit



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