UMMC Cardiologists went big for go red month

In addition to Black History Month, February was also Go Red for Women month. This campaign serves to increase awareness that 1 in 3 women die of cardiovascular disease.  In 2004, the American Heart Association launched the campaign to raise awareness among the lay public as well as medical professionals.  During that time nearly 500,000 American women died yearly of heart disease. Throughout February, UMMC cardiologists, UMMC Women’s Heart Clinic and University Heart Valve Clinic were busy informing the public of the importance of cardiovascular disease, especially in women. 

Go Red Campaign Events 2021

Myrna Alexander Nickens, MD, FACC

  • WJTV12 Interview about heart health for women
  • Virtual fireside chat with Alpha kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Delta Omega chapter
  • Laura Felts Women’s Missionary Society Health Professional’s panel
  • Go Red for Women with Mississippi Congregational Network of Nurses and Advocate (MCNNA) panel with Dr. Barney Graham, Deputy Director Vaccine Research Center and other health providers
  • Impact of Covid-19 on Minorities in Mississippi: Vaccination Implications with Anthony Fauci, M.D, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director,  Thomas Dobbs, M.D. MPH, MSHD director and Obie McNair, M.D. COO of Central MS Health Services, Inc.
  • Go Red, Mississippi Public Broadcasting Think Radio Southern Remedy show with Dr. Michelle Owens

Kellan Ashley, MD

  • Valvular/Structural heart disease, Mississippi Public Broadcasting Southern Remedy Think Radio show with Dr. Michelle Owens

Trey Clark MD, MPH

  • Heart Health 101, all Mississippi state employees
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Farm Bureau employees

Kelly Wingerter, MD

  • Eaton aerospace: Eaton Goes Red
  • Covid-19 and cardiovascular disease, Merit Health CME presentation
  • Go Red: Heart Health in the COVID -19 Era and Beyond with Mississippi State Medical Association and AHA

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