American College of Cardiology Names Six Research Award Winners

Awardees provided with one-year of research support, to be recognized at ACC.18

Contact: Sam Roth,, 202-375-6582

ORLANDO (Mar 09, 2018) -

The American College of Cardiology has awarded six research awards to support the training and development of young cardiovascular investigators. Awardees will be recognized at the Convocation Ceremony on March 12 held during the ACC’s 67th Annual Scientific Session in Orlando.

The American College of Cardiology/Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders provide two one-year fellowships to support research in adult cardiology. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the award. Recipients are expected to pursue a full-time project in clinical research during their year of supported training.

This year’s recipients and their research titles are:

  • Michael Osborne, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
    “Chronic Stress and Metabolic Disease: A Multi-System PET/MRI Study”
  • Krishna Aragam, MD, MS, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
    “Genetic Determinants of Physical Activity and Association with Cardiometabolic Disease”

The American College of Cardiology/William F. Keating Esq. Endowment Career Development Award recognizes and provides financial support for research efforts by outstanding cardiovascular scholars. It provides one junior faculty member with a year of research support with preference going to research in hypertension and/or peripheral vascular disease.

This year’s recipient is:

  • Jennifer Rymer, MD, MBA, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
    “Understanding Racial Disparities in Invasive Management for Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Chronic Kidney Disease”

The ACC Presidential Career Development Award is to encourage junior faculty in the early phases of their careers in the field of cardiology and to recognize and provide financial support for research efforts made by these outstanding cardiovascular scholars. The award will provide three junior faculty members with one year of research support.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Amit Noheria, MBBS, SM, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis
    “Optimizing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy With Electrocardiographic Imaging”
  • Navkaranbir Bajaj, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
    “Effects of reduced glomerular filtration rate and coronary microvascular dysfunction on myocardial structure and function in chronic kidney disease: Mechanistic insights and outcomes”
  • Alexander Iribarne, MD, MS, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire
    “Analysis of Optimal Anticoagulation Management after Surgical and Transcatheter Valve Interventions in the United States”

For more information on the ACC’s research and career development awards, visit here.

The ACC’s Annual Scientific Session brings together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC18 for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit


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