As announced in August 2020, Beating Hearts Malta sponsored a Cardiovascular Research Scholarship in collaboration with the Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) of the University of Malta. The project is coordinated by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.
The donation of € 25,000 will finance a PhD scholarship in cardiovascular disease. The study will focus on congenital and inherited cardiac disorders.
The presentation of the donation to Prof. Alfred J. Vella, Rector of the University and Chairperson of the RIDT was held on Friday 11 September in the presence of members of the Committee of Beating Hearts Malta, the RIDT and the Doctoral School of the University.
In a comment to the media, Dr Maryanne Caruana, Consultant Cardiologist at Mater Dei Hospital, Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta and Trustee of Beating Hearts Malta, expressed her gratitude to all those who supported BHM during the years.