A SHAPE board member responds to critical editorial

In response to a CardioBrief editorial posted earlier this week that was highly critical of SHAPE, I received a letter from a lawyer who is  a member of SHAPE’s board of directors. Although I disagree with her views, her position is worthy of respect. With her permission I have posted her letter, followed by my…

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Editorial: SHAPE is skating on thin ice

It’s hard to argue with a concept like heart attack prevention. So when an organization like SHAPE (The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication) comes along, it’s easy to overlook some of the troubling details of the group in the interest of the greater common good. When SHAPE published its own guidelines independent of…

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Cardiology $$$: Mt Sinai’s Samin Sharma tops Columbia’s Moses

In response to our post yesterday, in which we reported that Columbia University’s Jeffrey Moses $2.5 million compensation package in 2006-2007 vaulted him to 8th place in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of highest total compensation at private colleges for 2006-2007, CardioBrief received a message from Mt. Sinai’s Samin Sharma. According to WikiPedia, Sharma performs 1,500…

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