American College of Cardiology Honors 2024 Young Investigator Awardees at ACC.24

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ATLANTA (Apr 16, 2024) -

The American College of Cardiology has recognized the 2024 winners of its Young Investigator Awards at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session (ACC.24).

The Young Investigator Awards competition encourages young investigators in their research journey and is open to physicians, scientists, medical students and other healthcare providers currently in residency or fellowship programs or who are no more than three years out of training. The competition features three categories: Basic and Translational Science, Clinical Investigations and Outcomes Research.

All eligible candidates were required to submit an abstract that summarized a problem related to cardiovascular disease.  Finalists were selected in each of the three categories and presented their work at the Young Investigator Awards competition during ACC.24.

Young Investigator Awards in Basic and Translational Science

First place: Lloyd Harvey, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

Second Place: Sumeet Khetarpal, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital

Honorable Mentions: Arian Aghilinejad, PhD, California Institute of Technology;
Brett Heimlich, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center;
Manuel Urina Jassir, MD, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


Young Investigator Awards in Clinical Investigations

First place: Safia Chatur, MD, Brigham & Women's Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Second place: Jianhang Zhou, MS, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Honorable Mentions: Shady Abohashem, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital;
Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, MD, Baylor College of Medicine;
Evan Murray, MD, Duke University Hospital


Young Investigator Awards in Outcomes Research

First place: Sulaiman Somani, MD, Stanford University

Second place: Constantin-Cristian Topriceanu, MD, Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London

Honorable Mentions: Hardik Dineshbhai Desai, MBBS, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences;
Rafey Feroze, MD, University Hospitals - Case Western Reserve University;
Min Choon Tan, MD, Mayo Clinic Arizona



ACC.24  took 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 guidelinesThrough 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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