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Join us as we celebrate the 2023 Alpha Phi Foundation Heart to Heart recipient – University of Florida Health! Now in its 30th year and awarded annually, the Heart to Heart Grant funds research and educational programs that support the advancement of women’s heart health and cardiac care. The University of Florida will use their $100,000 grant for the project Hearts on Fire: Targeting Inflammation in Women with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, a diagnosis particularly prevalent in women.

“We are building the future of how we treat women and cardiac disease.” 
– Colleen Sirhal, former Heart to Heart Advisory Council Chair

Heart to Heart Grant Celebration – Wednesday, November 15

Meet lead project investigators Dr. Ellen Keeley, Dr. Carl Pepine, Dr. Mohammad Al-Ani, and Dr. Julio Duarte as they discuss their research and participate in a Q&A. 

In addition to our Heart to Heart Grant Presentation, we hope you will join fellow Alpha Phi alumnae in touring the new Kappa Eta chapter house at the University of Florida and celebrating our 2023 Heart to Heart Grant recipient while connecting with your Alpha Phi sisters at the Alumnae Gathering. Please RSVP by Friday, November 10 using the form below.


Presentation of Research

Time: 2-3pm EST
Location: UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals
Executive Conference Room, 8th Floor
1505 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL 32608

Parking is complimentary for guests in the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospitals Garage (1505 SW Archer Road) in any unmarked space. 

The presentation will be hosted live on Zoom and will also be recorded. Register for the event and a Zoom link will be emailed to you. If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be shared post-event.


Alpha Phi-Kappa Eta House Tour

Time: 3:30-5pm EST
Location: 505 SW 10th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Guests are encouraged to Uber/Lyft to and from this event – street parking is designated for UF campus students and faculty.


Alumnae Gathering

Time: 6-7:30pm EST
Location: Blue Gill Quality Foods, 1310 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

Parking is complimentary on the first floor of the parking garage above the restaurant, overflow parking available in the adjacent Heart/Vascular garage in any spot not marked for valet.

Please RSVP by Friday, November 10 using the form below. If you have any questions, please contact


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