American College of Cardiology Announces William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award Recipients

Researchers to be recognized for their outstanding papers in JACC during ACC.23/WCC

Contact: Julie Boyland ,,

WASHINGTON (Mar 04, 2023) -

Ons Marsit, PhD, and Quincy A. Hathaway, PhD, have earned the American College of Cardiology’s William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award, due to their exceptional research papers published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This prestigious award recognizes two primary authors who published papers in JACC and are within five years of completing their training requirements for a specialty board certification or PhD.

Marsit conducted research at the Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec–Université Laval in Québec, Canada. She is being honored for her study: “Effects of Cyproheptadine on Mitral Valve Remodeling and Regurgitation after Myocardial Infarction.” Her mentor Jonathan Beaudoin, MD, is also being recognized. Marsit’s paper was published in the August 2, 2022, issue of JACC

Hathaway conducted research at the Heart and Vascular Institute at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. He is being honored for this study: “Ultrasonic Texture Features for Assessing Cardiac Remodeling and Dysfunction.” His mentor Partho P. Sengupta, MD, DM, is also being recognized for their contributions. Hathaway’s paper was published in the December 6, 2022, 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 was a trailblazer for innovation among 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 Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC) on March 4-6, 2023, in New Orleans. The award includes a stipend to attend an ACC educational event, a plaque and special recognitions at the ACC.23/WCC Convocation Program at the JACC Editorial Board meeting and in an upcoming issue of JACC.

ACC.23/WCC will take place March 4-6, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch, @ACCMediaCenter and #ACC23 for the latest news from the meeting.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. Through its world-renowned family of JACC Journals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring a world where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at or follow @ACCinTouch.


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