Five young cardiovascular researchers receive awards from the ACC

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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 65 th annual scientific session in Chicago.