American Heart Association, Verily Life Sciences and AstraZeneca Announce Winner of Innovative $75M One Brave Idea Research Award

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The American Heart Association (AHA), Verily Life Sciences LLC (formerly Google Life Sciences), an Alphabet company, and AstraZeneca, today announced that the One Brave Idea™ research award will be granted to Dr. Calum MacRae, chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to support his visionary approach to understanding and addressing coronary heart disease (CHD) and its devastating consequences.

“After launching a global search effort earlier this year, we are proud to announce the selection of Dr. Calum MacRae as the leader of our One Brave Idea initiative,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association. “Dr. MacRae and his newly-formed, world-renowned, multidisciplinary team were selected from among hundreds of applicants throughout the world to receive this landmark award that will provide support over a five-year period for a research project focused on uncovering the causes of heart disease, including previously unrecognized signals marking the transition from wellness to the earliest, yet still largely invisible stages of disease.”

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