From the Dean & CEO
In our quest to become a world-class academic medical center, nothing is more important than passion. You can’t achieve excellence in anything without putting your heart into it. I’m reminded of this every day as I meet or hear about the fiercely dedicated people who make up NYU Langone Medical Center.
In this issue you’ll read about our fourth annual Heart Health Fair, sponsored by the Cardiac and Vascular Institute. This has become a truly collaborative venture, bringing together dozens of faculty and staff to educate those within our community and beyond about the risks of heart disease, America’s number one killer.
Indeed, February was American Heart Month, but a deep sense of caring can be found here every day and in every corner. In the wee hours of morning, for example, a special squad from our Building Services Department carries out a vital behind-the-scenes mission: decontaminating and disinfecting our 71 ORs.
When a cataclysmic earthquake devastated Haiti in January, a team of seven caregivers from NYU Langone journeyed to the epicenter to provide medical assistance. The acronym they chose for their humanitarian mission couldn’t have been more apt: HEART.