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JACC Journals Continue to Rank Among Top CV Journals in the World

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JACC Journals continue to rank among the top 10 cardiovascular journals in the world based on the latest Impact Factors released last month. The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure and JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions all rank among the top 10 cardiovascular journals in the world.

The journals continue to be the profession’s top destination for significant clinical and translational cardiovascular research, guidelines and review articles. ACC members can read the entire family of JACC Journals for free at

Meanwhile, the JACC family of journals officially welcomed two new editors-in-chief in June. The first issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging overseen by Y.S. Chandrashekhar, MD, FACC, and the first issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions overseen by David J. Moliterno, MD, FACC, are now live and can be accessed at

New Look for Education on

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As part of ongoing improvements to, enhancements have recently been made to the online learning catalog and the educational transcript page. Users will benefit from a cleaner look and improved navigation. Additional updates to the online catalog and other aspects of the website are planned for this year. As in the past, users can get the most out of the website by personalizing their account and staying logged in.

In a few short steps, users can select the clinical topics most relevant to them, create a custom filtered view on their homepage and receive digest emails with curated content. Logging in also allows users to save content to their personal library, manage ACC newsletter subscriptions and see members’ only content on ACC member section homepages. For a quick-start guide to getting the most out of personalization, visit

Richard Popp, MD, MACC Receives Hewlett Award

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Richard Popp, MD, MACC, recently received the Albion Walter Hewlett Award, which honors an “exceptional physician with ties to Stanford.” In announcing the award, Stanford writes: “From M-mode to two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging of the heart’s structures, Popp and his colleagues transformed ultrasound of the heart by learning to measure volumes, ejection fraction, and pressure gradients. Over the years, Popp learned a great deal about biomedical engineering from industry engineers, working with them to improve ultrasound equipment. Today’s handheld machines are one current evolutionary product of that career trajectory.”

In Memoriam: Forrest Hood Adams, MD, MACC

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Forrest Hood Adams, MD, MACC, distinguished pioneer in pediatric cardiology and the ACC’s oldest-surviving past ACC president, passed away at his California home on July 14. He was 97 years old.

Born in 1919 in Minneapolis, MN, Adams was a descendant of U.S. presidents John Adams (1735-1826) and John Quincy Adams (1767-1848), who lived to the ages of 91 and 81, respectively. He attended both Johns Hopkins and the University of Minnesota, earning degrees specializing in pediatrics, infectious diseases and pediatric cardiology. From his research on fetal and neonatal cardiopulmonary function in health and disease to his implementation of the first heart catheterizations on newborns and infants, Adams’ life and career in medicine were full of many firsts and renowned accomplishments. Read More >>>

Adams also contributed much to ACC’s success over the years, serving as president from 1971–1972. He also served as chair of the ACC’s Annual Scientific Program and of the ACC’s Credentials Committee. Additionally, he aided in the development of ACC’s first scientific journal, Cardiology, and became its first editor.

“Dr. Forrest Adams had an enormous impact on my own alma mater, the University of Minnesota as well as on the ACC,” said ACC President Mary Norine Walsh, MD, FACC. “As we work on changes in ACC governance and our five-year Strategic Plan, we are reminded that many pivotal College initiatives were started by or contributed to by Dr. Adams. His legacy is enduring.”

Adams is survived by his wife, Joan, and eight children. Click here to read more about Adams in a feature article originally published in the December 2014 issue of Cardiology.

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Clinical Topics: Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Noninvasive Imaging, Acute Heart Failure

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Interventions, Biomedical Engineering, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Cardiac Catheterization, Pediatrics, Heart Failure

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