Speakers: Bruce Bradford & Dr. Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD, UTHealth John Ritter Research Program
Topic: Using Genetics to Save Lives
Bruce Bradford is married to Carol (34 years August 3rd) and father to Robert (26), Austin (23), and Benjamin, who passed in 2012 at the age of 24 as a result of an undetected Aortic Dissection. As a result of Benjamin’s tragic death, the Bradford’s became connected with new friends at the John Ritter Research Program (JRRP). JRRP has helped the Bradford’s navigate life since. In 2017, Remembrin’ Benjamin, Inc (a 501C3 charitable foundation) was established to further improve awareness of the risks of Aortic and Vascular Disease and to support the research and education efforts of JRRP. In his spare time (he is a residential mortgage lender…need a few bucks?) Bruce loves to play golf, spend time with family and his savior, and all the time is Remembrin’ Benjamin…
Lets begin our journey together as you become an advocate for the health of your family…there is no greater way you can honor the memory of Benjamin, than by helping us prevent untimely and unnecessary early death of our friends and loved ones.
Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD, is the President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director of the UTHealth John Ritter Research Program in Aortic and Vascular Disease, Director of the Division of Medical Genetics and Vice-Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) McGovern Medical School. She completed her postgraduate training in internal medicine, specialized further in medical genetics, and forged a career in translational studies focused on genetic predisposition to vascular diseases. She has received numerous honors and awards for her research, including the Antoine Marfan Award, the Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, the American Heart Association Merit Award, and the University of Texas Presidential Scholars Award for Excellence in Research. She has been inducted into the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians.