ACC Honors Dr. Sergio Henrique Rodolpho Ramalho With William A. Zoghbi International Research Award

New award fosters innovative research to improve the care and outcomes of patients at risk of or living with cardiovascular disease in low- to middle-income countries

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ATLANTA (Apr 06, 2024) -

The American College of Cardiology has recognized Sergio Henrique Rodolpho Ramalho, MD, MSc, PhD, FACC, with the inaugural William A. Zoghbi International Research Award. Ramalho will be recognized during Convocation at ACC's Annual Scientific Session (ACC.24), taking place April 6-8, 2024 in Atlanta.

Established in 2023, this award is open to all cardiovascular investigators living in low- to middle-income countries and aims to provide a foundation for innovation in cardiovascular research. The recipient will receive $25,000 to put toward one year of research.

Ramalho’s research is titled “Artificial Intelligence in Electrocardiographic-based Triage Protocols: Impact on the Time to Diagnosis, Time to Treatment Initiation and on Clinical Outcomes.” The year of research will start on July 1, 2024, and runs through June 30, 2025.

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 ofJACCJournals, NCDR registries, ACC Accreditation Services, global network of Member Sections, CardioSmart patient resources and more, the College is committed to ensuring aworld where science, knowledge and innovation optimize patient care and outcomes. Learn more at or follow @ACCinTouch.


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