Dorothy & Edwin Heller Heart Transplant Research Fund

Heller Heart Transplant Research Fund A Project of School of Medicine - Research

The Dorothy & Edwin Heller Heart Transplant Research Fund was established through the generosity of Dorothy and Edwin Heller to support research to reduce dependency on immunosuppressant drugs following an organ transplant. Dorothy Heller, beloved wife of more than 56 years to Edwin Heller, had a heart transplant on May 8, 2009, and passed away on May 17, 2014, from non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a common side effect of immunosuppressant drugs.

The Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine runs one of the largest solid-organ transplant programs in the country, with an established national reputation for NIH and peer-reviewed clinical and basic science research.

How can you help?

A gift to the Dorothy & Edwin Heller Heart Transplant Research Fund supports research focused on ways to reduce dependency on immunosuppressant drugs following an organ transplant.

Supported by 7 Donations:

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    Anonymous
  • Tammy  A.
    I Gave $25
  • Michelene M.
    I Gave $25
    a birthday donation from Sara & Michelene Murawski
  • Hillary G.
    I Gave $25
    For my beautiful cousin Daryl Heller Callahan
  • Daryl c.
    Proud to be part of this wonderful family and honor the memory of my Aunt Dorothy
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    In memory of Dorothy and in honor of Dana.
  • Sarah A.
    I Gave $25