Five young cardiovascular researchers receive awards from the ACC

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.