Scottish celebration benefits cardiac research

Fiona Ashley

Young Calum Budas joins in the traditional Scottish dancing with his parents Julie Budas and Grant Budas, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in Chemical and Systems Biology, at the fourth annual Stanford Burns Supper last month, marking the birthday of Robert Burns, widely regarded as Scotland's national bard. It raised more than $3,000 for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy research. In the background are: Kevin Burt, Matthew Solomon, MD, a medical resident, John Openshaw, MD, a medical intern, and Euan Ashley, MD, PhD, assistant professor of cardiology and director of the Stanford Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center. Ashley and his team helped to organize the event.