A New Beat is a joint educational initiative from the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation dedicated to advocating for women and minorities rising as leaders in the field of cardiology. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death and nearly half of U.S. adults have some form of the disease. Women and minorities bear a more substantial burden facing poorer outcomes because of underdiagnosis and undertreatment.
We believe more women and minorities in cardiology and ascending to leadership roles will have a tremendous impact on improving care and clinical outcomes not only for women and minorities, but for all patients. Our programs are aimed at increasing the knowledge base and fostering the careers of female and minority clinicians in cardiology so that they can provide better access to better care, especially for underserved populations. Healthcare providers will learn from the experiences and expertise of men and women who are at the pinnacle of their field about state-of-the-art treatment options for specific disease states within cardiology.
We are passionate about mentorship and its long-lasting effects on the mentor, the mentee, and all those whose lives are touched thereafter. We encourage male and female pillars in the field to reach out to the next generation to build mutual relationships rooted in growth, trust, humility, and respect.
A New Beat serves as a community and resource for women and minorities in the medical field who are interested in advancing their careers while improving patient outcomes. We are stronger working together and need input and participation from all groups to help provide the experience and expertise needed to inspire and support more women and minorities to rise as leaders in the field.