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The American College of Cardiology has recognized 12 young authors with the Young Author Achievement Award due to their exceptional research published in one of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology’s nine sister journals. All recipients will receive a commemorative plaque and be honored at the JACC Journals Editor/Author Reception on Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m. CST during ACC's Annual Scientific Session Together With the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC).

The Young Author Achievement Awards are awarded to researchers within the first five years of their training. Editorial boards for each JACC sister journal nominate winners chosen from research submitted in the prior year. This year’s winners and their mentors are:

    JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions: Spencer King Award for Outstanding Scholarship

  • Toby Rogers, MD, PhD
    MedStar Washington Hospital Center

    Mentor: Robert J. Lederman, MD
    Study: “Transcatheter Mitral Cerclage Ventriculoplasty: From Bench to Bedside”

    JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging: Jagat Narula Award for Outstanding Scholarship

  • Tomoko Negishi, MD
    Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

    Mentor: Thomas H. Marwick, MD, PhD, MPH
    Study: “Cardioprotection Using Strain-Guided Management of Potentially Cardiotoxic Cancer Therapy: 3-Year Results of the SUCCOUR Trial”

    JACC: Heart Failure:
    Christopher O'Connor Award for Outstanding Scholarship

  • Christoffer R. Vissing, MD, PhD
    Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital
    Mentor: Henning Bundgaard, MD, DMSc
    Study: “Family Screening in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Prevalence, Incidence, and Potential for Limiting Follow-Up”

    JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology:
    Young Author Achievement Award

  • Anna Gams, PhD
    The George Washington University

    Mentor: Igor R. Efimov, PhD
    Study: “Molecular and Functional Remodeling of Superior and Inferior SAN in a Rat Model of HCM”

    JACC: Basic to Translational Science:
    Thomas Force Young Investigator Award

  • Na Xu, PhD
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Mentor: Katherine E. Yutzey, PhD
    Study: “Therapeutic CCR2 Blockade Prevents Inflammation and Alleviates Myxomatous Valve Disease in Marfan Syndrome”


    JACC: Case Reports: Young Author Achievement Award

  • Ana Isabel Pinho, MD
    São João University Hospital Centre

    Mentor: Filipe Macedo, MD, PhD
    Study: “Acute Myocarditis: A New Manifestation of Monkeypox Infection?”
  • Lisa Young, BA, BS
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Mentor: Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS
    Study: “Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Luck Meets Opportunity Meets Knowledge”


    JACC: Cardio-Oncology: Young Author Achievement Award

  • Megan Mulholland, MSc
    Lund University

    Mentor: Daniel Engelbertsen, PhD
    Study: “LAG3 Regulates T Cell Activation and Plaque Infiltration in Atherosclerotic Mice”


    JACC: Asia: Young Author Achievement Award

  • Jacopo F. Imberti, MD
    Liverpool Centre for Cardiovascular Science at University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

    Mentor: Gregory Y.H. Lip, MD
    Study: “Atrial Fibrillation Better Care Pathway Adherent Care Improves Outcomes in Chinese Patients With Atrial Fibrillation”
  • Toru Kondo, MD, PhD
    Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

    Mentor: John J.V. McMurray, MD
    Study: “Prognosis in Patients With Cardiogenic Shock Who Received Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support”


    JACC: Advances: Young Author Achievement Award

  • Irene Martin de Miguel, MD
    Mayo Clinic
    Mentor: Alexander C. Egbe, MD, MPH
    Study: “Risk Factors for Atrial Arrhythmias in Adults With Ebstein Anomaly”
  • Baljash Cheema, MD, MSCI, MSAI
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Mentor: Faraz S. Ahmad, MD, MS
    Study: “Augmented Intelligence to Identify Patients With Advanced Heart Failure in an Integrated Health System

will take place March 4-6, 2023, 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/#WCCardio 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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