Dr. Richard Summers, Jackson

Our 2016-17 Mississippi Advocacy Committee is composed of 9 individuals from across the state with different occupations, who have a great interest in advocating for policy change for heart-health issues. Throughout the year, we will introduce some of our members.  This month, we'd like you to meet Dr. Richard Summers, of Jackson.



Occupation: Emergency Physician, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Length of time volunteering for the American Heart Association: One Year

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. What’s yours? There's still a lot of work to be done in Mississippi.

Many people choose to volunteer for the American Heart Association because they’ve been impacted by heart disease or stroke. Do you have a personal connection to our nation’s No. 1 and 5 killers?

My Grandmother who I was close to died of a stroke.

What interests you about advocating for policies that help create healthier communities and protect heart disease and stroke patients?

I would like to improve the lives of Mississippians.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?  Reading mathematics textbooks

What was your favorite activity in P.E.? Touch Football

What does your perfect day look like?  Saving a life

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