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<p>Dr. Levi Watkins (left) presents Dr Lisa Cooper (center) with the American Heart Association’s Watkins-Saunders Award as Dr. Elijah Saunders (right) proudly looks on. Dr. Cooper is the principle investigator for the Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Disparities funded by a grant from National Institutes of Health.                                                  <br /></p>

Dr. Levi Watkins (left) presents Dr Lisa Cooper (center) with the American Heart Association’s Watkins-Saunders Award as Dr. Elijah Saunders (right) proudly looks on. Dr. Cooper is the principle investigator for the Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Disparities funded by a grant from National Institutes of Health.

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Dr. Lisa Cooper continues groundbreaking heart disease research

With a national epidemic of rising diabetes, obesity and heart disease, a team of African American physicians at Johns Hopkins Medical School is leading an effort to educate the public and produce a new generation of researchers and advocates promoting healthy hearts. Lisa Cooper, MD,