Community invited to presentation on heart disease at UT Health Science Center Laredo Campus Extension

What: The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio is holding a special community health presentation in Laredo on heart disease featuring Steven R. Bailey, M.D.

Who: Dr. Bailey is a professor at the UT Health Science Center. He is chief of the division of cardiology and holder of the Janey Briscoe Distinguished University Chair. He also is director of the Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiology Research, one of the top cardiovascular research centers in the nation. The center’s mission is to develop new ways to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Bailey will present “Cardiovascular Health Care Disparities: Improving the System with Focused Interventions,” a discussion of the latest strategies for the treatment of heart disease for underserved populations, including the residents of South Texas. A question-and-answer session will follow.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 20. A light buffet will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Bailey will be available for media interviews immediately before the event, from 5 to 5:30 p.m., at the D.D. Hachar Building.

Where: D.D. Hachar Building at the UT Health Science Center’s Laredo Campus Extension, 1937 Bustamante Street, Laredo, Texas



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