Researchers from the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences represented at the AHA Go Red for Women Luncheon in Shreveport. Zaki Al Yafeai, Dr. Celeste Wu, Dr. Shafiul Alam and Alexandre Do Couto e Silva were recognized as American Heart Association Fellowship recipients. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, and accounts for 1 in 4 deaths every year. It is the mission of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at LSU Health Shreveport to advance the understanding of cardiovascular disease and develop the next generation of basic and clinical science investigators to one day be able to change this statistic. Since 1980, the AHA has granted over $8 million to fund research in Northwest Louisiana.