About

Heart disease remains the number one cause of death globally and affects millions around the world.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations in interventional cardiology and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. This year’s Gala honors Dr. Robert Califf for his contributions to clinical research, his commitment to patient and physician education, and his role in improving public health.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit CRF’s medical research and educational programs.

6:30 PM | Friday, December 8, 2017

Co-Chairs
Juan F. Granada, MD
Martin B. Leon, MD
Gregg W. Stone, MD

The Plaza
Grand Ballroom
Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
New York, NY

For more information, please contact Irma Damhuis at 646-434-4690 or idamhuis@crf.org.

The Honoree

Portrait of Robert M. Califf

Robert M. Califf, MD

Vice Chancellor, Health Data Science and Director, Center for Integrated Health Data Science, Duke Health
Donald F. Fortin, MD Professor of Cardiology, Duke University School of Medicine
Advisor, Verily Life Sciences
Former Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, is vice chancellor for health data science and director of the Center for Integrated Health Data Science at Duke Health, the Donald F. Fortin, MD Professor of Cardiology in the Duke University School of Medicine, and an advisor for Verily Life Sciences, a member of the Alphabet family of companies formed by Google. He served in the administration of President Barack Obama as Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2015-2016, and as Commissioner of Food and Drugs from 2016-2017.

Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Califf was a professor of medicine and vice chancellor for clinical and translational research at Duke University. He was founding director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. A nationally and internationally recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine, health outcomes research, healthcare quality, and clinical research, Dr. Califf has led many landmark clinical trials and is one of the most frequently cited authors in biomedical science, with 1,250 publications in the peer-reviewed literature. Dr. Califf is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine [IOM]). Dr. Califf has served on numerous IOM committees, and was a member of the FDA Cardiorenal Advisory Panel and FDA Science Board's Subcommittee on Science and Technology. Dr. Califf has also served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Library of Medicine, as well as on advisory committees for the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the Council of the National Institute on Aging.

He has led major initiatives aimed at improving methods and infrastructure for clinical research, including the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership co-founded by the FDA and Duke. He also served as the principal investigator for Duke's Clinical and Translational Science Award and the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory coordinating center, and as co-PI of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet). He currently serves as chair of the board of the People-Centered Research Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that is supporting and extending the work of PCORnet.

Dr. Califf is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and a fellowship in cardiology at Duke.

Support the Gala

Thank you for your interest in supporting our signature fundraiser. Proceeds will benefit CRF’s medical research and educational programs. Your contribution will make a significant difference in the care of people with heart disease by allowing us to pursue innovative areas of research, train tomorrow’s physician leaders and educate the medical community and the public about heart health. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Make a secure, tax-deductible donation today to CRF.

To reserve a table or purchase tickets, please complete the online form below.

SPONSORSHIPS
CRF offers several underwriting opportunities for the gala. For more information, please contact Irma Damhuis at 646-434-4690 or idamhuis@crf.org.

Premier ($50,000)
Includes an exclusive VIP cocktail reception, one table for 10 with premier seating, special thanks announcement from podium, recognition in gala program, digital advertisement at the event, and Web link with company name and logo on CRF Web site for one year.

Leadership ($25,000) Limited Availability
Includes one table for 10 with premium seating, special thanks announcement from podium, recognition in gala program, and digital advertisement at the event.

Benefactor ($15,000) Very Limited Availability
Includes one table for 10 with priority seating and special recognition in gala program.

TICKETS
Patron ($1,750)
Includes preferred seating and recognition in gala program.

Individual ($1,000)

ADS
Digital Advertisement ($2,500)

For more information, please contact Judy Romero at 646-434-4608 or jromero@crf.org.

About CRF

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit research and educational organization dedicated to helping doctors improve survival and quality of life for people suffering from heart and vascular disease. For over 25 years, CRF has helped pioneer innovations and has educated doctors on the latest treatments for heart disease. We are committed to igniting the next wave of innovation in research and education that will help doctors save and improve the quality of their patients’ lives.

 

Our Model to Defy Heart Disease

By covering all aspects of the research continuum, we’re able to accelerate the speed with which breakthrough therapies reach patients through doctors, improving survival rates and quality of life for patients worldwide.

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

Juan F. Granada, MD President and Chief Executive Officer

Juan F. Granada, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer

Martin B. Leon, MD Founder and Chairman Emeritus Co-Director, M

Martin B. Leon, MD

Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Co-Director, Medical Research and Education

Gregg W. Stone, MD Immediate Past Chairman Co-Director, Medical

Gregg W. Stone, MD

Immediate Past Chairman
Co-Director, Medical Research and Education


Faculty

  • Alexandre Abizaid, MD, PhD
  • Andrea Abizaid, MD, PhD
  • Ziad A. Ali, MD, DPhil
  • Ori Ben-Yehuda, MD
  • Daniel Burkhoff, MD, PhD
  • Michael B. Collins, MD
  • George D. Dangas, MD, PhD
  • Jose M. Dizon, MD
  • Anthony N. DeMaria, MD
  • Philippe Généreux, MD
  • Isaac George, MD
  • Juan F. Granada, MD
  • Rebecca T. Hahn, MD
  • Allen Jeremias, MD, MSc
  • Nisha Jhalani, MD
  • Greg L. Kaluza MD, PhD
  • Dimitrios Karmpaliotis, MD, PhD
  • Omar K. Khalique, MD
  • Ajay J. Kirtane, MD, SM
  • Susheel Kodali, MD
  • Ioanna Kosmidou, MD, PhD
  • Nicholas J. Lembo, MD
  • Martin B. Leon, MD
  • Akiko Maehara, MD
  • Roxana Mehran, MD
  • James K. Min, MD
  • Gary S. Mintz, MD
  • Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
  • Tamim M. Nazif, MD
  • Manish A. Parikh, MD
  • Sahil A. Parikh, MD
  • LeRoy E. Rabbani, MD
  • Robert J. Sommer, MD
  • Gregg W. Stone, MD
  • Giora Weisz, MD
  • Geng-Hua Yi, MD

Board of Directors

  • Eric B. Woldenberg, Esq
  • Chairman
  • Joseph G. Beck
  • Colette Y. Gardner
  • Juan F. Granada, MD
  • William A. Himmelsbach, MPH, FACHE
  • Steven Hochberg
  • Karen G. Krasney, JD
  • Frank Litvack, MD
  • Jeffrey W. Moses, MD
  • Arthur J. Pergament
  • Eric A. Rose, MD
  • Marvin L. Woodall