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ACC's awards programs are designed to both honor those who have made a difference in cardiology, and inspire and support the next generation of cardiovascular professionals. Transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health requires innovative thinking. These awards celebrate and encourage those among us changing the future of cardiology.

Hani Najm Global Scholar Award

The Hani Najm Global Scholar Award encourages the sharing of knowledge between international cardiology professionals to combat the devastating effects of cardiovascular disease worldwide. The program is an opportunity for early career cardiologists in the Middle East and North Africa to shadow practicing cardiologists at a US hospital.

William A. Zoghbi International Research Award

The William A. Zoghbi International Research Award aims to provide a springboard for innovative new research in countries outside of the U.S. that hold potential to improve the care and outcomes of patients living with cardiovascular disease. One award will be given to support one year of international research across the spectrum of cardiovascular care.

Master of the American College of Cardiology (MACC) Designation

The MACC designation honors a limited number of FACCs who have consistently contributed to the goals and programs of the College and have provided leadership in important College-wide activities.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Distinguished Awards

The ACC's Distinguished Awards recognize outstanding individuals making contributions to the cardiovascular profession. The ACC is proud to offer these awards to the researchers, scientists, and members of the CV Team.

Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award

The Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award recognizes young physician scientists who have contributed to the field of cardiovascular disease and who have amassed an impressive body of scientific research in either the basic or clinical domains.

ACC/ABC Merck Research Fellowship Award

The American College of Cardiology, the Association of Black Cardiologists, and Merck are proud to support three fellows currently in an adult cardiology fellowship training program to pursue a full-time project in clinical research during their year of supported training.

Young Investigator Awards

The Young Investigator Awards (YIA) competition encourages and recognizes young scientific investigators of promise to battle it out at ACC's Annual Scientific Session. Award categories includes, Clinical Investigations, Basic & Translational Science, and Outcomes Research.