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Coffee Talk 1-14-13

Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah will hold its monthly Coffee Talk program on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:30 pm at the home of Meryl Juran, 11176 Brookbridge Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249.  Guest Speaker Dr. Laura Wexler will talk about “Women's Heart Health.”  Tobe Snow is Coffee Talk Chair.  Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Laura WexlerDr. Laura Wexler is a professor of medicine and cardiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical center in Cincinnati. A graduate of Barnard College, she attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. After an internship and residency on the Harvard Medical Service of Boston City Hospital, she completed a clinical and research fellowship in Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

She joined the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine and served as Co-Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at University Hospital, and as Director of the Coronary Care Unit at Boston City Hospital. She was also an investigator in the Cardiac Muscle Research Laboratory at Boston University.

In 1987 she joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, serving as Chief of Cardiology at their affiliated VA Medical Center, a position she held for 11 years. After serving two years as Interim Director of the Division of Cardiology at University Hospital, she was appointed as Associate Dean and then Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions. She retired from that position in 2010.

She remains active clinically as an Attending Cardiologist at the VA Hospital in Cincinnati, where she is also Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, and she teaches medical students during all four years of the medical school curriculum. Her clinical research activities in recent years have focused on sleep apnea in patients with congestive heart failure.

Dr. Wexler recently completed a four-year term as chairman of the Cardiovascular Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine and now serves on their executive committee. She is also a site visitor for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and a member of the Leadership Committee of the American Heart Association. Dr. Wexler is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians.

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, was born from the vision of one woman, Henrietta Szold, who saw a great need and wanted to help. She knew what a powerful force women can be and created Hadassah to heal the world through the education and empowerment of women. In 1912, Hadassah women laid down the foundation of the Hadassah Medical Organization and other vital projects in Israel and around the world. Hadassah members meet, make new friends, have fun, discuss and learn. Cincinnati Chapter is full of vibrant, intelligent women who look forward to continuing Henrietta Szold's vision of making a difference.

Coffee Talk is a monthly casual get-together, usually held in a Hadassah member’s home, to discuss topics of Jewish interest. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, alternating between evening and morning times. Upcoming Coffee Talk programs will feature Judge Heather Stein Russell and Rabbi Judy Chessin. Consult the Coffee Talk link for full schedule information. Coffee Talk is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend, but RSVPs are requested. Please call (513) 821-6157 or email cincinnati@hadassah.org.

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