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Up on the Roof Raises More Than $400,000
Nearly 900 people took part in a “trendy tailgate” during the 16th annual Up on the Roof fundraiser held in September 2009. The event raised more than $400,000 for ProjectONE, the largest construction project in the University’s history, which includes a new cancer hospital. Since the event’s inception, more than $4.5 million has been raised to support Ohio State’s cancer program.
Michael Caligiuri, MD, and David Schuller, MD, spoke about the future of the cancer program and the impact the ProjectONE expansion will have on the OSUCCC – James.
For information about the 2010 event on August 28, please contact the Office of Medical Center Development and Alumni Affairs at 614-293-3752.
Members of the OSUCCC – James leadership pose with 2009 event chairs. (From left) David and Carole Schuller, Rick and Libby Germain, Michael and Janis Bloch, Michael and Ani Caligiuri, Nelson Heinrichs and Sarah Benson.
Schooler Gift Creates ACHD Fellowships
Approximately one million Americans have adult congenital heart disease (ACHD), a number that now exceeds children with CHD. Each year, 20,000 new patients reach adulthood. The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center is a national leader in ACHD treatment, having cared for more than 10,000 patients over the past five years. To meet the growing demand for more specialists in ACHD, Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pediatric Cardiology, and the Schooler Family Foundation have joined to create one of the premier ACHD fellowship programs in the world.
Under the supervision of Curt Daniels, MD, of Ohio State’s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Cardiology, the two-year fellowships will offer specialized training in ACHD for three fellows over the next six years.
“Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s have been pioneers in the long-neglected but finally emerging area of medicine serving adults who struggle with repaired and treated congenital heart and acquired adult heart disease,” says Dean Schooler, ‘65 MA, ‘69 PhD. “As a foundation and family, we are grateful for the partnership we have forged.”
These stories were written by Jennifer McDonald and Latina Duffy.,