World-renowned heart expert Dr. D. George Wyse, an active
teacher, researcher and practitioner with the University of
Calgary, will talk to seniors about how to improve their heart
health at the Kerby Centre on Thursday, June 9, 2005. The media
is invited to attend a briefing at 2 pm, and the talk at 2:15
the U of C’s recipient of the Distinguished
Alumni Award this year, will focus on helping seniors better
understand what they can do to maintain healthy hearts – even
if they are currently receiving or have received treatment
for heart conditions. Dr. Wyse will also take questions from
part of Senior’s Week, is co-sponsored by
the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
MD’74, is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine’s
Department of Cardiac Sciences. By the time he entered medical
school at the U of C, he was already an accomplished scientist
(having earned a master’s and PhD in pharmacology). He
held an appointment as an adjunct assistant professor in pharmacology
while he earned his medical degree.
One of Dr.
Wyse’s most outstanding achievements has
been as the principal investigator on a study of atrial fibrillation
(the most common cardiac arrhythmia requiring treatment), which
changed the way physicians around the world now treat the condition. “Dr.
Wyse strives as a tireless advocate for the advancement of
medical science,” says Franciscus van der Hoorn, associate
dean, Graduate Science Education in the Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Wyse will receive his Distinguished Alumni Award on June
10 at the Arch Awards. That event is being held at the Hyatt
Hotel, and begins at 7 pm.
Heart expert talks to seniors about maintaining healthy
hearts. Q and A follows.
Dr. D. George Wyse, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient
Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 2 pm
Board Room, Kerby Centre, 1133 – 7th Ave. S.W.
more media information, contact: Viki Bennett (403) 220 2702
or (403) 589 799.2
more information on the Arch Awards, please contact Dean
Brawn, Past President of the Alumni Association (403) 899-7082.
Associate Director, Communications
University of Calgary