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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.

Dr. O’Donoghue is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the McGillycuddy-Logue Distinguished Chair in Cardiology 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.

In 2022, Connors Member Leilah Grant, PhD received a WHAM! Edge Award in support of her study “Time-restricted eating as a novel dietary intervention for cardiovascular disease prevention in at-risk perimenopausal women”.

Dr. Grant is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physiologist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is also a Mary Ann Tynan Research Scientist and a ROSA Pilot Awardee.

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