UCSF Fresno Educates Women on Heart Health for Six Years in a Row with Free Event

March 6, 2020

UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
Cell: (559) 313-6539 Email: bnikaido@fresno.ucsf.edu

UCSF Fresno
Medical Education Program
115 N. Fresno Street
Fresno, CA 93701
(559) 499-6400

UCSF Fresno Educates Women on Heart Health for Six Years in a Row with Free Event


UCSF Fresno is canceling the 5th Annual Air Pollution and Climate Change Symposium scheduled for April 18 out of an abundance of carefulness and in accordance with current health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience and will reschedule this event in the future.

FRESNO – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To help increase awareness and improve heart health among women, UCSF Fresno will hold the Sixth Annual Women’s Heart Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at  UCSF Fresno, located at 155 N. Fresno St. in downtown Fresno. This event is free and open to the public. Women of all ages are invited to attend, but this year’s Heart Fair has reached maximum capacity and registration is no longer available. More than 250 women registered for the event.

“The sad reality is one in three women will die from cardiovascular disease,” said Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC, chief of cardiology at UCSF Fresno. “Our goal is to share easy-to-understand information in a relaxed, fun environment and provide health screenings that help women take control of their heart health. The goal of the women’s heart fair is to prevent heart disease in women and enhance management of it.”

Expert faculty physicians at UCSF Fresno will address the following:


“Women and Heart Disease”
Teresa Daniele, MD, FACC
Chief of Cardiology, UCSF Fresno

“Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease in Women”
Siri Kunchakarra, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF Cardiovascular Disease, Non-Invasive/Advanced Imaging, Cardiac MR/CT

“Fad Diets: Why Don’t They Work?”
Antonia Knudsen, RDN, CDES
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Education Specialist
Community Regional Medical Center

In addition to lectures, the following free health screenings will be available:

  • Cholesterol and Glucose
  • Blood Pressure, Height, Weight and BMI
  • Yoga and Relaxation
  • Diet and Nutrition

Dr. Daniele is one of just a few female cardiologists in Fresno and the motivation behind the UCSF Fresno Women’s Heart Fair.

For more details about this event and other UCSF Fresno community and continuing medical education events,  email cme@fresno.ucsf.edu or call (559) 499-6406.

The UCSF Fresno Heart Fair is presented in partnership with University Centers of ExcellenceCommunity Medical Centers and the American Heart Association’s Central Valley Division.


About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit www.fresno.ucsf.edu

About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news.

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