About Us

In 2010, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center received an $8M grant from The DeBakey Medical Foundation and was tasked with building the premier cardiovascular training organization in the world. Founder of Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey trained thousands of surgeons, instilling in them the desire to be lifelong learners and continually strive for excellence. Building on Dr. Michael E. DeBakey’s commitment to excellence in education, Houston Methodist’s DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education & Training was created and today offers globally accessible, comprehensive cardiovascular education, including hands-on training, for health professionals at every level.

Improving cardiovascular health goes beyond training healthcare providers, so DICET regularly reaches out to the public to teach and empower Houstonians to manage their heart health. Our public outreach events focus on congenital heart disease, women’s heart health, heart failure, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and more. Furthermore, because we believe collaboration is the heart of innovation, we foster cross-industry partnerships through Pumps & Pipes, connecting experts from medicine, aerospace and energy to develop creative solutions to complex problems using “your neighbor’s toolkit.”

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DICET Mission

 

Our mission is to promote training and education around all aspects of cardiovascular disease in Houston, the United States and around the world. By promoting cardiovascular education, DICET seeks to improve cardiovascular health, and reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease.

 

DICET Team

Alan B. Lumsden, MD
Medical Director

Angela Mitchell, MBA
Operations Manager

Ebun Ebunlomo, PhD, MPH
Curriculum Developer

Jennifer Collins
Project Specialist
CME courses, didactic training

Anissa Lewis, MHA
Project Specialist
Internal and trainee hands-on courses

Tanya Barsamian
Project Specialist
Finance, business development, society meetings

Mariana Smith
Project Specialist
Industry courses

Tyree Horn
Education Technology Administrator

Patrick Givens
Creative Services Specialist

George Tripsas
Senior Video Production Coordinator

Susan Daniels, PhD
Academic Editor,
Managing Editor
Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal

Laura Gerik, MS
Editor & Scientific Writer,
Assistant Managing Editor
Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal

Support DICET

In order to continue to evolve our training and educational capabilities, financial support is critical. We are developing new training and education models, believe in objective quantitative evaluation of each course and symposium and are actively involved in the research of education. To contribute financial support for DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training (DICET) or Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, please call the Methodist Hospital Foundation at 832.667.5873.

 

Contact Us

DeBakey Institute for Cardiovascular Education and Training
6550 Fannin Street
Smith Tower Suite 1401
Houston, TX 77030
dicet@houstonmethodist.org