THI receives grant from Alpha Phi Foundation for cellular differences study in men and women

Houston, TX (February 28, 2017) – Texas Heart Institute is proud to announce it is the recipient of the 2017 Heart to Heart Grant from Alpha Phi Foundation. Established in 1993, the grant funds research and educational programs that advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in women.

Texas Heart Institute will use this $100,000 grant to fund Dr. Doris Taylor’s cutting-edge research study evaluating the proteins cells make and release that affect the heart’s daily function. With a specific focus on cardiac repair, this study aims to make strides in the study of heart disease and the cellular differences between men and women. The institute previously received a $50,000 Heart to Heart Grant in 2013 to help fund their Houston Heart Reach for Women, designed to investigate the roles biology, psychology and lifestyle play in putting a woman at risk for heart disease.