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Morehouse School of Medicine Shares Heart Disease Education with Atlanta During the 2016 Women's Healthy Heart Week

ATLANTA, GA., Feb. 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) joins Women With Heart (WWH) as the organization presents the 2016 Women's Healthy Heart Week, February 2 – 5, 2016. WWH is an Atlanta-based organization of civic-minded women that philanthropically supports Morehouse School of Medicine and the school's mission of training health care professionals to meet the primary care needs of Georgia and the nation. Again this year, WWH will host both a Men's Breakfast and Women's Luncheon fundraiser, and conclude the week's events with a community health fair and National Wear Red Day.

Now in its seventh year, the Women's Healthy Heart Week events include:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Healthy Heart Breakfast for Men fundraiser & screenings
7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive, SW Atlanta GA 30301
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Healthy Heart Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Thursday, February 4, 2016 Healthy Heart Health Fair and Healthy Heart Forum
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Morehouse School of Medicine, 720 Westview Drive SW Atlanta GA 30301
Friday, February 5, 2016 National Wear Red Day

Established in 2009, WWH supports MSM and its students by raising funds for student scholarships and by promoting the value of the institution throughout the greater Atlanta community and the state of Georgia. Central to Women With Heart's mission is a long-standing commitment to elevating awareness of heart health and cardiovascular disease, while bridging the gap of health inequities, particularly among underserved populations throughout Atlanta.

To learn more about the week's events and what MSM is doing to treat and conduce innovative research in cardiovascular health, visit www.msm.edu.

About Morehouse School of Medicine

Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) is among the nation's leading educators of primary care physicians, biomedical scientists and public health professionals. In 2011, MSM was recognized by Annals of Internal Medicine as the nation's No. 1 medical school in fulfilling a social mission. MSM faculty and alumni are noted for excellence in teaching, research and public policy, as well as exceptional patient care. Morehouse School of Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award doctoral and master's degrees. For more information, please visit www.msm.edu

CONTACT: Ronna Charles Nu'Man rnuman@msm.edu 404-752-1717

Source:Morehouse School of Medicine