Three years of makeadent.org
It is surreal that we are 3 years into our existence already!
makedent.org is for love; it is inspired by love. At makeadent.org, our North Star is to Be The Change. As we celebrate our birth anniversary on September 16, we want to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished this past year.
The Ram and Sanjita Kalra Aavishqaar Fund, announced at our second birth anniversary, has allowed researchers to successfully complete and publish several projects in leading high-impact journals like JAMA Network Open, Journal of the American Heart Association, and Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, among others. These projects encompass a myriad of topics that have implications for public health (stroke mortality trends in the U.S. – Mexico border area); diversity, equity, and inclusion (sex disparities in cardiology randomized clinical trial authorship); and patient care (off-label use of direct oral anticoagulants in patients with surgical prosthetic heart valves).
I am excited to share that results from two high-impact projects led by the Aavishqaar Fund will be presented and published at the upcoming American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions in Boston later this year; one is focused on outcomes in patients with left ventricular assist devices, and the other on cardiovascular disease fellowship workforce diversity.
A few more milestones: Parallax, the cardiology podcast show I have the privilege to host, recorded its 50th episode with Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt earlier this year.
And to commemorate our third birth anniversary, makeadent.org has collaborated with CardioNerds to announce the inaugural makeadent.org Digital Education Awards. More on the latter coming soon!
Godspeed. Love you.
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