By sharing our research findings through public and professional educational experiences, we are changing the trajectory of heart disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment for people throughout the world.
An Essential Part of Our Mission
Ever since our founding in 1982, education has been an essential part of MHIF’s mission. Our multi-pronged approach to educational initiatives is designed to enable rapid and effective adoption of new learning beyond our doors to achieve local, national and international reach. Through trainings and events for both professionals and the general public, publications, foreign scholars and interns, MHIF acts as a convener of experts on cardiovascular disease, a generator of new ideas and sharing knowledge, and a thought leader for leading expertise and research capabilities.
Over our rich history, foundation researchers have presented and published thousands of peer-reviewed abstracts and manuscripts and every year we publish more than 200 new manuscripts to share learnings from research.
Through our annual series of 32 Cardiovascular Grand Rounds sessions, physicians and other health care providers have the opportunity to review and discuss the latest developments in prevention, treatment and care delivery.
Research Internship Program
MHIF offers one of the most unique internship opportunities for pre-med track students and those studying other health care disciplines. Working with physician and research staff mentors, interns are assigned a clinical research project. They engage in data collection and analysis, manuscript development, abstract writing and professional presentations.
Foreign Scholar Program and Cardiovascular Prevention Fellowship
Our Foreign Scholar program brings practicing physicians from countries around the world to work directly with MHI® physicians during a two-year period to advance MHIF-driven cardiovascular research at MHIF.
Beginning in 2020, we will be offering a high-quality fellowship training program in cardiovascular prevention.
Professional Trainings and Conferences
MHIF provides more than 10,000 hours of education each year, helping health care providers put our research into practice to improve outcomes for their patients. Every year, MHIF hosts conferences for medical professionals, including a Cardiovascular Nursing Conference and a Prevention Symposium. Research teams also participate in conferences across the globe to share research developments.
Public Educational and Awareness Events
Every year, we offer a variety of educational events to help people learn more about various heart health topics, such as valve disease awareness, women’s heart health and life after receiving a stent.
Improving Patient Care Across the Globe
Over the years, our efforts to share research findings and educate providers have made significant impacts on patient care nationally and internationally. For example, following the dissemination of findings and protocols from the Level One program for treating rural heart attack patients and the Cool-It program to reduce the risk of permanent brain damage in cardiac arrest patients, standard of care was changed.
“At MHIF, we’re in a unique position to take the cutting-edge research that’s being done here, to translate it for care providers and the public, and to create better knowledge around cardiovascular care, new opportunities in treatment, and the application of those treatments to a wide variety of patient groups.
Those principles have been very important in reaching a very broad audience in a wide variety of topics around cardiovascular health, whether it’s valve disease, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology, vascular disease and its treatment, or cardiothoracic surgery and its treatment.”
— David Hurrell, cardiologist and chair of MHIF’s Education Committee
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