Spotlight: Y. Eugene Chen, M.D., Ph.D., AHA researcher of the week

March 30, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

The American Heart Association’s mission of “building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke” resonates with the ultimate objectives of Y. Eugene Chen, M.D., Ph.D.’s research program and his personal drive as a cardiovascular and metabolism investigator.

His scientific career has been successfully developed with the strong support from AHA over the past 20 years. He was the recipient of the AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998-2000), Beginning-Grant-in-Aid (2000-2002), and Established Investigator Award (2008-2012). He has also demonstrated commitment to the mission of the AHA and to advancing the ideals and guiding principles through volunteer service.

Chen’s work, along with other important research initiatives, are made possible through support of the Washtenaw County Heart Walk. Please consider participating in the U-M Heart Walk campaign by creating/joining a team and fundraising for the cause (click here).

The U-M team needs your help to reach its fundraising goal of $50,000! Thank you for helping make advances in cardiovascular research and education!

If you have any questions, please contact Traci Fischer at 734-232-1866 or via email at