Two William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Awardees Selected

Shahrzad Salmasi and Gentaro Ikeda to be honored by American College of Cardiology

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WASHINGTON (Apr 02, 2022) -

Shahrzad Salmasi, PhD, and Gentaro Ikeda, MD, PhD, were named winners of the American College of Cardiology’s prestigious William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award.  The awards recognize two outstanding papers published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology by primary authors who are within five years of completing training requirements for a specialty board certification or a PhD.

Shahrzad Salmasi, who conducted her research at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is being honored for her study: “Longitudinal Oral Anticoagulant Adherence Trajectories in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation.” Her mentor, Peter Loewen, PharmD, is also being recognized. Salmasi’s manuscript was published in the December,14, 2021 issue of JACC.

Gentaro Ikeda, who conducted his research at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, is being honored for his study: “Mitochondria-Rich Extracellular Vesicles from Autologous Stem Cell–Derived Cardiomyocytes Restore Energetics of Ischemic Myocardium.” His mentor, Phillip Yang, MD, is also being recognized. Gentaro’s manuscript was published in the March 21, 2020, issue of JACC.

The award, named for Dr. William W. Parmley, a past editor-in-chief of JACC, honors two young authors per year. Papers are judged on originality, methodology, presentation, and importance. The award commends not only the young investigator but also the program in which he or she is working. The Parmley Prize is funded by Elsevier.

“William Parmley spearheaded innovation techniques for all cardiovascular researchers,” said JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC. “I feel proud that JACC continues to celebrate his legacy by recognizing up-and-coming researchers, as well as their mentors and institutional research programs.”

This year’s Parmley Awards will be given out during the ACC’s 71st Annual Scientific Session, taking place in-person April 2-4, 2022. The award includes a stipend to attend an ACC educational event, a plaque and special recognitions on Sunday, April 3 during the JACC Editorial Board Meet and Greet and in an upcoming issue of JACC.

ACC.22 will take place April 2-4, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC22 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

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology ranks among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for its scientific impact. JACC is the flagship for a family of journals—JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Heart Failure, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: Case Reports, JACC: CardioOncology and JACC: Asia—that prides themselves in publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at



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