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The Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research


August 2006

by Jacquelyn Spruce

The Health Science Centerís Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research is among the top cardiovascular research centers in the nation. The center is named for Janey Briscoe, the late wife of former Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. She died of cardiovascular disease in 2000. Gov. Briscoe has donated $3 million to the center in honor of his late wife.

Headed by Steven R. Bailey, M.D., professor of medicine and radiology and the Janey Briscoe Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Research, the centerís purpose is to develop new methods to treat Americaís leading killers ó heart disease and stroke.

Researchers in the Janey Briscoe Center use some of the most advanced technology and biomedical tools to examine all aspects of treating and reversing these debilitating diseases. They perform optical imaging of arteries, use nanotechnology to manufacture new implantable medical devices, and identify novel biomarkers of disease.

New developments at the Janey Briscoe Center contribute to reversing and preventing the diseases that account for 40 percent of American deaths each year.
The Janey Briscoe Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research








Janey Briscoe Center Facts



  • The center was initiated by a generous $1 million dollar gift from former Gov. Briscoe in 2001.

  • Additional gifts from donors, including H-E-B, the Ewing Halsell Foundation and the AT&T Foundation, make pioneering research possible at the center.

  • The center has sponsored research by noted scientists, including Dr. Bailey, Marc Feldman, M.D., associate professor of cardiology, and Gregory Freeman, M.D., co-director of the center and professor and chief of cardiology, who holds the Freeman Heart Professorship.

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