receives $2M donation to support cardiovascular aging
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
“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.