Five Clinical Trial Research Awardees Recognized During ACC.23/WCC

Contact: Julie Boyland,,

New Orleans (Mar 04, 2023) -

The American College of Cardiology has selected five recipients for the Clinical Trial Research Awards. Awardees will be recognized during ACC's Annual Scientific Session Together With the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC) taking place March 4-6, 2023, in New Orleans.

The Clinical Trial Research program was established by ACC’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force to address the lack of diversity in the clinical trials research workforce and pipeline. The goal is to increase the number of trained women and historically underrepresented minorities in leadership roles for cardiovascular clinical trials.

This year’s awardees are:

Andrea Elliott, MD, FACC

University of Minnesota

Mild Hypothermia versus a Fever Avoidance Strategy in Cardiac Arrest Patient Rescued with Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Abhishek Khemka, MD, FACC

Indiana University School of Medicine

Cardiometabolic Risk in African American Patients with Prostate Cancer

Estefania Oliveros, MD, FACC

Temple University Hospital

Factors Affecting Ventilatory Inefficiency and Oxygen Limitations in Chronic Thromboembolic Disease with the Use of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in an Outpatient Office Visit

Nosheen Reza, MD, FACC

University of Pennsylvania

Optimal Management of Background Therapy in Patients with Symptomatic Obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Initiated on Mavacamten, a Novel Myosin Inhibitor

Zain Ul Abideen Asad, MD, MS, FACC

University of Oklahoma

Screening for Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

ACC.23/WCC 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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