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The philanthropic arm of the organization AccessCircles, Women’s Health Access Matters! (WHAM!), awarded $150,000 to the Connors Center to support the study “Identification of Novel Pathways that Contribute to Heart Disease in Women,” led by BWH Cardiologist and Connors Center Faculty Affiliate Michelle O’Donoghue, MD, MPH.

The overall goal of her study is to apply comprehensive, state-of-the-art emerging technologies that leverage information derived from our DNA through to the proteins encoded by our DNA (also known as “omics”-based technologies) to identify women at risk of heart disease and further delineate the underlying causal pathways that contribute to its development.

Dr. O’Donoghue is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She is a Senior Investigator in the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, founded by Dr. Eugene Braunwald.

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