ACC Recognizes Dr. Guiomar Mendieta With William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award

Mendieta will be honored alongside her mentor during convocation at ACC.24

Contact: Julie Boyland,,

ATLANTA (Apr 05, 2024) -

Guiomar Mendieta, MD, PhD, MSc, has earned the American College of Cardiology’s William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award, due to her outstanding research paper published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This award honors a primary author who published a paper in JACC and is within five years of completing their training requirements for a specialty board certification or PhD.

Mendieta conducted research at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) in Madrid, Spain. She is being honored for her study: “Determinants of Progression and Regression of Subclinical Atherosclerosis Over 6 Years.” Her mentor, JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC, is also being recognized for this award. Mendieta’s paper was published in the November 28, 2023, issue of JACC.

The award is funded by Elsevier and named for Dr. William W. Parmley, a past editor-in-chief of JACC. All papers are judged based on originality, methodology, presentation and importance. The award commends both the young investigator and the program in which he or she is working.

“William Parmley was a leader and trailblazer for innovation in cardiovascular research,” said JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC. “I feel proud that JACC continues to celebrate William Parmley’s legacy by recognizing up-and-coming researchers, along with their mentors and institutional research programs.”

This year's Parmley Award will be given out during the ACC's Annual Scientific Session (ACC.24), taking place April 6-8, 2024, in Atlanta. The award includes a stipend to attend an ACC educational event, a plaque and special recognitions at the ACC.24 Convocation Program and the JACC Journals Editor/Author Reception and in an upcoming issue of JACC.

ACC.24 will take place April 6-8, 2024, in Atlanta, bringing together cardiologists and cardiovascular specialists from around the world to share the newest discoveries in treatment and prevention. Follow @ACCinTouch@ACCMediaCenter and #ACC24 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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