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Monday, July 11, 2011

Gibbons Named Gold Heart Award Winner

Raymond Gibbons, M.D.,also received the Gold Heart award. Gibbons, the Arthur M. and Gladys D. Gray Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minn., was the association’s president in 2006-07, and has been an association volunteer since 1983. In 2003 and 2004, he chaired the Program Committee for the association’s Scientific Sessions, the world’s premier cardiovascular science conference.

A tireless advocate for evidence based medicine, Dr. Gibbons has provided critical advice on the association’s behalf to agencies including the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As president, Ray made healthcare reform a priority and provided vital support for advocacy efforts.

Fantastic work, and congratulations on this award, Ray!

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