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Kenneth Jay Pollin Professorship in Cardiology

PollinIreneIRENE POLLIN has been a pioneer in many areas of women’s health. She was motivated to start Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation in 2000 to get the word out to women — especially to working women who have limited time to take care of themselves — that cardiac screenings are a key factor in heart disease prevention.

A psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree from Catholic University and an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Howard University, Irene is the author of two books, Medical Crisis Counseling and Taking Charge: Overcoming the Challenges of Long-Term Illness, and has written many articles on coping with chronic illness.

Mrs. Pollin has received numerous health care awards and is a member of the Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Round Table, the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health Heart Attack Campaign Expert Panel, American Women for International Understanding, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital President’s Advisory Council.