American College of Cardiology Names Three Research Award Winners

Awardees provided with one year of research support and will be recognized during ACC.21

Contact: Sam Roth,, 202-375-6582

WASHINGTON (May 15, 2021) -

The American College of Cardiology has awarded three research awards to support the training and development of young cardiovascular investigators. Awardees will be recognized at the ACC Convocation Ceremony on May 17 during the ACC's 70th Annual Scientific Session, taking place virtually.

The American College of Cardiology/Association of Black Cardiologists Merck Research Fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiometabolic Disorders provide three one-year fellowships to support research in adult cardiology. This year marks the 40th 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 Brener, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York
    "Pressure-Volume Analysis to Predict Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation"
  • Amy Erica Lin, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    "The Role of Clonal Hematopoiesis of the Indeterminate Potential (CHIP) in Cardiovascular Disease and Conduction Disorders"
  • Jennifer Gmerice Hammond, MD, MPH, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
    "The Impact of Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced (BPCI-A) on Racial Inequalities in Heart Failure and Stroke"

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

ACC.21 will take place May 15-17 virtually, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC21 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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