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Goddess Fund Launches in Palm Beach at Breakers Luncheon
Former Doctor of The Year Jim Grotta Talks About Stroke Treatment
The Hazel K Goddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women presented its launch luncheon on April 5, 2012 at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. James C. Grotta, chairman of the Neurology Department at the University of Texas Medical School and former Heart Association doctor of the year spoke about “Recognizing and Treating Stroke in Women”. Dr. Grotta also serves as a member of The Goddess Fund's Medical Advisory Board. Attendees were amazed to learn about key symptoms and treatments for different kinds of stroke, including a German “Stroke Mobile” equipped with CAT scan, other equipment and medical personnel used to accelerate diagnosis and treatment. Many prominent local women who participated in the luncheon felt such a Stroke Mobile would be a very important addition to the Palm Beaches and neighboring communities.
During the cocktail reception and lunch, there was also informal modeling by John de Madeiros International Boutique and event sponsor David Yurman provided jewelry worn by the models.
About 100 people attended the event including local residents and co-chairs Ellen Levy, Jan Willinger, Susan Keenan (who served as Master of Ceremonies) and trustees Mary Mochary, Donna Scully and founder Lynn B. Goddess, who chaired the event. Other local residents in attendance included Mickey Beyer, Sandy Heine, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Dorothy Kohl, Andrea Spark, Lori Gendelman, Dale Coudert, Vicki Kellogg, Anka Palitz and Gail Nessel.
Among other attending Goddess trustees were Karen Butler, Carolyn Carter and Sandy Gooch.
The mission of the Goddess Fund, which is to promote basic and clinical research on Stroke in Women and establish preventive measures and treatments within the health care system, resonated with the audience. Trustees and luncheon guests are following up in exploring the means and local support necessary to establish stroke care using stroke mobiles in the Palm Beaches.
The Hazel K. Goddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women Announces New Medical Advisory Board Member
The Goddess Fund is proud to announce the appointment of the newest member to its Medical Advisory Board. Sean I. Savitz MD, Professor of Neurology and director of the Stroke Program at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Savitz graduated from Harvard College, received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his neurology residency training and a cerebrovascular fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Neurology Training Program. He is a physician-scientist investigating novel treatment approaches including stem cell therapies for cerebrovascular disease and is the author of over 100 publications in the biomedical literature. Dr. Savitz oversees a bidirectional laboratory and clinical research program in stroke and is conducting some of the first clinical trials testing stem cell therapies in stroke. He is funded by grants from the National Institute of Health and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
The Goddess Fund Medical Advisory Board is comprised of scientists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons from around the country working at the most prestigious medical facilities. These doctors provide continued expertise and support to the Fund throughout the year.