Rose Marie Robertson has been the Chief Science and Medical Officer of the American Heart Association since 2003, and Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee. She was President of the American Heart Association in 2000-2001. She received her MD from Harvard Medical School, followed by residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiology training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her academic career has focused on autonomic cardiovascular control. She is a founding member of the American Autonomic Society and has served on numerous review and advisory committees for the NIH, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the European Society of Cardiology. She has had a career long interest in mentoring and diversity in medicine and currently chairs the RWJF’s National Advisory Committee for the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award. She was honored by the CDC in 2001 with its Partner


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