American College of Cardiology Names Two Research Award Winners

Awardees provided with one year of research support and will be recognized at ACC.20/WCC Virtual

Contact: Sam Roth,, 202-375-6582

WASHINGTON (Mar 30, 2020) -

The American College of Cardiology has awarded two research awards to support the training and development of young cardiovascular investigators. Awardees will be recognized during the ACC’s 69th Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology's virtual meeting. 

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 39th 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:

  • Darae Ko, MD, MS, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts
    “Risk-Guided Atrial Fibrillation in Ischemic Stroke”
  • Priya Mehta, MD, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    “Cardiovascular Health, Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes, and Risk of Future Cardiovascular Disease in Women”

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

ACC.20/WCC will take place March 28-30, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC20/#WCCardio for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit


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