Women's Health Network Committee Luncheon (featuring Dr. Susan Gilchrist)

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Name: Women's Health Network Committee Luncheon (featuring Dr. Susan Gilchrist)
Date: June 13, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Speaker:
Susan C. Gilchrist, M.D., M.S.
Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Gilchrist heads the first cardiovascular prevention program in the U.S. focused exclusively on improving fitness and mitigating existing cardiovascular risk factors in patients at high-risk for cancer and/or patients treated for cancer. She is also knowledgeable about the benefits of exercise on the aging process.

Bio:
Dr. Gilchrist’s research program focuses on epidemiological studies relating cardiorespiratory fitness to cancer outcomes and clinical studies to assess the optimal intensity, duration, and timing of exercise training particularly during and after cancer treatment. Other projects involve the study of cardiovascular risk in cancer patients as well as characterizing the loss of cardiorespiratory fitness in cancer. Dr. Gilchrist serves as the cardiologist within the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. She has a VO2 testing lab within her clinical practice, providing objective fitness assessment and personalized exercise prescriptions for patients. This is the first cardiovascular prevention program in the U.S. focused exclusively on improving fitness and mitigating existing cardiovascular risk factors in patients at high-risk for cancer and/or patients treated for cancer. She is also knowledgeable about the benefits on exercise on the ageing process.
 
Dr. Gilchrist graduated from U.T. in Austin where she was a member of the Women’s tennis Team, which upset, Duke, Florida and finally #1 Stanford in the final NCAA women’s tennis championship on May 17, 1993. The significance of this was that this was Stanford’s first defeat in an NCAA final.  Dr. Gilchrist also won the doubles match in that tournament.  I believe that she was ranked #7 in the US at that time. 

 
Location:

Tony's Restaurant
3755 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77098

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:
$35
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