Author Dr. Jay Faber and Enduring Hearts
Founded as a nonprofit organization in 2013, the mission of Enduring Hearts is to fund research that both increases the longevity of pediatric heart transplants and improves the quality of life for transplant recipients. The results of funded research projects contribute to the clinical and scientific knowledge about many important aspects of organ transplantation, e.g. the mechanisms of long-term organ deterioration, the consequences of tissue injury, and opportunities to intervene, postpone, and eliminate these rejection processes.
Executive Director for Enduring Hearts, Ankur Chatterjee joined me to talk about how the organization got its start and what it hopes to achieve by supporting research that will help extend the life
Dr. Faber is a veteran children’s and adult psychiatrist on staff at the Amen Clinic in Atlanta and in Costa Mesa, California. He has written a book entitled “Escape: Rehab Your Brain to Stay out of the Legal System,” so he’ll be talking about this publication and how he believes this will be a game-changer for those who find themselves constantly getting into trouble with the law, often to the point of incarceration.
I was surprised to hear that as many as 85% of incarcerated Americans suffer from some form of substance abuse/addiction and many also face mental illness. Dr. Faber’s book shares a road map for people who are dealing with substance abuse/addiction to be able to have a greater chance of recovery.