Cheney Cardiovascular Institute

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The Richard B. and Lynne V. Cheney Cardiovascular Institute at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. was established in 2006.

History and Mission[edit]

Former Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney had been a patient at The George Washington University Hospital numerous times for cardiovascular purposes. In 2006, Vice President Cheney, still in office, and his wife, Lynne Cheney, contributed $2.7 million to start this center for cardiovascular research.[1][2][3]

The institute has been described by Dick Cheney's cardiologist, Dr. Jonathan S. Reiner, as being "an incorporated nonprofit organization separate from the university and hospital".[4]

The Institute strives to be the leading center for cardiovascular research. Additionally, the Cheney Institute advocates clinical research, patient care, community service, and education in order to advance scientific discovery, reduce mortality rates and to improve the quality of the lives of those with cardiovascular disease.

Several departments at The George Washington University Hospital are united under the institute. These departments include, aside from cardiology, the radiology, cardiovascular surgery, biochemistry, pharmacology, and molecular biology departments. The Institute's director is Dr. Richard Katz.

Board of directors[edit]

Several prominent people sit on the Board of Directors, including Mary Cheney,[5] Mary Matalin, and John L. Ray

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GW Magazine". Gwu.edu. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  2. ^ "Washington Week: Student Voices (O)". Pbs.org. 2000-11-22. Retrieved 2009-06-13. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Cheney Visits George Washington U. Hospital For Heart Procedure". CBS News. 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  4. ^ Altman, Lawrence K. (2001-03-13). "THE DOCTOR'S WORLD; The New Treatment Cheney Did Not Get - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Mary Cheney Joins the Cheney Cardiovascular Institute Board of Directors". Reuters. 2008-04-02. Retrieved 2009-06-13. 

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