The American College of Cardiology (ACC) announced that five young researchers had received research awards for training and development.
The winners of the ACC/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders will receive one-year fellowships to examine clinical research in adult cardiology. The winners are:
- Fatima Rodriguez, MD, of Stanford University – “SALUD: Study of Disaggregated Latinos in the U.S. to Address Disparities.”
- Philip Hall, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco – “Uncovering biologic mechanisms that link recurrent pregnancy loss with later cardiovascular disease in women.”
- Jainy Savla, MD, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas – “The role of mechanical unloading after left ventricular assist device placement on mitochondrial metabolism.”
- Pritha Gupta, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles - “Body composition, metabolic indices and outcomes in heart failure.”
In addition, James Wisler, MD, of won the Duke University Medical Center, won the ACC/William F. Keating. Esq. Endowment Career Development award. His research is titled “Molecular mechanisms of aortic aneurysm formation.”
All of the winners will be recognized on April 4 during the convocation ceremony at the ACC’s 65th annual scientific session in Chicago.