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First Heart Lecture Held

Dr. Ryan Thomas, director of the Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center, spoke Oct. 28 at the inaugural Francis M. Barnes Lecture in Clinical Cardiology at the East Carolina Heart Institute. This annual lecture series will focus on the education of cardiovascular specialists and the future of cardiovascular care. Pictured from left are Dr. Doug Privette of the ECU Department of Cardiovascular Sciences; Thomas; J.J. Thigpen, administrator of the Francis M. Barnes Trust; Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., director of the East Carolina Heart Institute; and Dr. Bruce Ferguson, chair of cardiovascular sciences. (Contributed photo)

This story appeared originally in the Nov. 24, 2009 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at