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Cooper, Kass and Weisfeldt Receive American Heart Association Awards

Drs. Lisa Cooper, David Kass and Myron Weisfeldt were recognized for their contributions to cardiovascular science at the American Heart Association's 2022 Scientific Sessions. Dr. Jennifer Lawtown, professor of surgery, was also recognized. Learn more.

Dr. Lisa Cooper, Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. Lisa Cooper, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Equity in Health and Healthcare and professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, received a 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award in recognition of her work advancing the understanding of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. She has achieved this by conducting clinical trials that use community-based approaches to improve patient outcomes and increase health equity for patients with heart disease and stroke.

Learn more and watch Dr. Cooper's video here.

Dr. David Kass, Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. David Kass, professor in the Division of Cardiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, also received a 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award. The Distinguished Scientist designation honors AHA members who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research. This title recognizes Dr. Kass for his research that has advanced our understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Learn more and watch Dr. Kass' video here.

Dr. Myron “Mike” Weisfeldt, Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award

Dr. Myron Weisfeldt, professor in the Division of Cardiology and past director of the Department of Medicine, received the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award in honor of his legacy of mentorship, inclusion and diversity. Dr. Weisfeldt was recognized for his dedication to improving the field of cardiology, advocating for increased diversity in the field and inspiring others to become leaders in the field.

Learn more and watch Dr. Weisfeldt's video here.

 

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