Aurora receives $2M donation to support cardiovascular aging research

Special to The Freeman 

April 14, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, a former emir of Qatar, has donated $2 million to advance cardiovascular research at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The donation will support Aurora’s Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging, Milwaukee-based Aurora said. The center will be renamed the Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging, according to the statement.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of his highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani,” said Nick Turkal, president and CEO of Aurora Health Care. “This gift will go a long way in furthering the important work of doctors A. Jamil Tajik and Arshad Jahangir and their cardiovascular aging research teams at Aurora Health Care.”

According to the statement, Aurora’s Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging is one of the few in the country devoted entirely to studying the effects of aging on the cardiovascular system.

“Receiving this generous gift from across the globe to further advance the science of cardiovascular health validates the importance and the international reach of the work we do at Aurora,” Tajik said.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani reigned as emir of Qatar from 1972 until 1995.

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