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Mahtook Logo A huge thank you goes out to the "Mikie Mahtook Foundation" for choosing LSU Health Science Center - New Orleans Cardiovascular Center of Excellence as the foundation's first grant recipient. 

The Mikie Mahtook Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and prevention of heart disease, as well as other charitable causes. The Foundation was established in 2014 by professional baseball player and LSU College World Series Champion Mikie Mahtook in honor of his father Michael, who died of heart disease at the age of 32 when Mikie was just four years old.



Mission Statement:


To develop a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence in cardiovascular research and medicine.To facilitate the training of young scientists, including postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students and residents in cardiovascular research and medicine.To encourage the development of basic science, translational, and clinical research with funding from federal agencies and industry.

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