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CHORI Scientist Receives American Heart Association Honors

CHORI senior scientist, Ronald Krauss, MD, was honored at a May 21, 2011, Heart of Gold benefit for the American Heart Association (AHA). An annual fundraiser for the AHA in the east bay area, the Heart of Gold event also provides the opportunity for the AHA to recognize those in the local community whose work has significantly contributed to the AHA goal of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

“This event has honored physicians or cardiologists in the past, but this year was the first year they extended the award to a researcher,” says Dr. Krauss. “I was particularly honored, both to be selected, and to be the first researcher to receive the Heart of Gold award.”

“I was particularly honored, both to be selected, and to be the first researcher to receive the Heart of Gold award.”



The award acknowledged Dr. Krauss' contributions to research and prevention of cardiovascular disease. A leading figure in cardiovascular research for nearly 40 years, Dr. Krauss is a fitting recipient of the honor, having pioneered research in lipids and lipoproteins and their relationship to cardiovascular disease risk.

His current research projects involve studies of mechanisms by which various dietary components as well as statin drugs affect heart disease risk, and in gaining an understanding of how genetic differences among individuals can affect treatment response.

"Over the years I have been fortunate to work with a talented and dedicated research team, and together we hope to making further inroads into understanding the complex interplay of factors that affect an individual's cardiovascular health" says Dr. Krauss.

It is research such as this that helps bring scientific results from the bench to the population at large, and, as the AHA award indicates, makes the prevention of cardiovascular that much more of a reality.

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