A red heart day for doc honored by American Heart Association

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Park Slope

Three cheers to Dr. Mary Choi, who will be honored at the Brooklyn Go Red For Women luncheon on June 2, hosted by the American Heart Assocation at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Dr. Choi treats patients at NY-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and is a physician-scientist. She is currently an associate professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and associate physician at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell in Manhattan.

“It is a great privilege to be honored by the American Heart Association at the Brooklyn Go Red For Women luncheon,” said Dr. Choi. “Most women don’t realize that heart disease is the number one killer of women, and at the luncheon this year we will learn that there are steps we can take as women to protect ourselves against cardiovascular disease and associated co-morbidities including kidney disease. As a recipient of research grant support from the American Heart Association and having served on AHA grant review committees, I appreciate the support provided by the American Heart Association in advancing our knowledge of cardiovascular diseases.”

Dr. Choi received her degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1984. She completed her internal medicine residency at Duke and her nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins.

She was a faculty member in the Division of Nephrology at Johns Hopkins from 1993 to 1998, at Yale from 1998 to 2000, and University of Pittsburgh 2000 to 2007. Prior to her move to Weill Cornell Medical College, she was an Associate Professor in the Nephrology Division of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School from 2007 to 2013.

NY-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital [506 Sixth St. at Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 780–3000].

Marine Park

Go funding!

Hip, hip, hooray to Assembly member Jaime Williams (D–Mill Basin) for helping to insure that the JCC of Marine Park can continue to provide programs to help members of the community increase their knowledge and get better jobs.

The giving representative secured an $8,000 grant that will be used for programs, including classes in Microsoft Word, social media, Excel, and Quick Books.

She made the announcement about the grant to eager students and explained, “Building upon the foundation of the Marine Park area and helping it blossom with the multitude of cultures is a goal that is to be lauded.”

The JCC serves the numerous eclectic residents of the Mill Basin, Marine Park, and Flatbush area. Recent programs have ensured that those seeking to increase their knowledge and job skills can now attend various programs held there.

The rep concluded, “With the help of these funds the JCC will substantially expand their presence in the the following ways: offering diverse social and cultural programs by working in partnership with various civic associations and providing professional development training, technical assistance, and capacity-building support around the diverse communities”

Jewish Community Center of Marine Park [3415 Quentin Rd. at E. 35th Street in Marine Park, (718) 407–1832].



Members of the board of the Sisters of St. Joseph approved the recommendation from the Bishop Kearney Board of Trustees to appoint Dr. Margaret Lacey-Berman as the Head of School for Bishop Kearney High School.

Dr. Berman brings her outstanding professional experience to the position along with her desire to continue the mission and excellent academic traditions of Bishop Kearney.

She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master’s in Business Management. A graduate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help High School, she began her educational career as a teacher and actually taught for three years at Bishop Kearney.

Standing O wishes Dr. Berman a long and happy tenure at the school.

Bishop Kearney High School [2202 60th St. at Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst, (718) 236–6363].

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Posted 12:00 am, May 25, 2017
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