Awards - Scientific Sessions 2024

The AHA Scientific Council Awards applaud the achievements of researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, and provide opportunities for financial rewards, special presentations, and funding to attend the AHA Scientific Sessions and other council-sponsored meetings. Hundreds of awards are offered each year to meet our members where they are in their career.

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Presidential Session Awards

Chairman’s Award
Lee H. Schwamm, MD, FAHA

Basic Research Prize
Yibin Wang, PhD, FAHA

Clinical Research Award
Mary McGrae McDermott, MD, FAHA

Population Research Award
Olugbenga (Gbenga) Ogedegbe, MD, MPH, FAHA

Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award
Marc A. Pfeffer, MD, PhD, FAHA

Research Achievement Award
Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, FAHA

2023 Distinguished Scientists

  • Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • Carlos M. Ferrario, MD, FAHA
  • Judith S. Hochman, MD, FAHA
  • Deepak Srivastava, MD, FAHA
  • Jeffrey I. Weitz, MD, FAHA
  • Cornelia M. Weyand, MD, PhD, FAHA

Opening Session Awards

Joseph A. Vita Award
Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSC

Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award
Zainab Mahmoud, MD, MSc

Council Awards – Named Lectures

Alexander S. Nadas Lecture
Angela Sharkey, MD, FAAP

Ancel Keys Memorial Lecture
George Howard, DrPH, FAHA

Charles T. Dotter Memorial Lecture
Constantino S. Pena, MD, FAHA, FSIR, FSCCT

Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecture
Evangelos Michelakis, MD, FAHA, FACC

Genomic and Precision Medicine and Epidemiology Mid-Career Research Award and Lecture
Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD, FAHA

George E. Brown Memorial Lecture
Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA

George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecture
Ann Marie Schmidt, MD

James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology
Patrick T. O'Gara, MD, MACC, FAHA, FESC

Katharine A. Lembright Award and Lecture
Nancy Schmieder Redeker, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Kathleen A. Dracup Distinguished Lecture Exemplary Career in Mentoring Award
Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP, FAHA

Kenneth D. Bloch Memorial Lecture in Vascular Biology
Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, FAHA

Laennec Clinician-Educator Award & Lecture
Sharonne N. Hayes, MD, FAHA

Robert Levy Memorial Lecture
Vasan Ramachandran, MD, FAHA

Russell Ross Memorial Lecture in Vascular Biology
Lars Maegdefessel, MD, PhD

Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis
Joseph E. Italiano, Jr., PhD

Stroke Council Award & Lecture
Patrick D. Lyden, MD, FAHA

Thomas W. Smith Memorial Lecture
Joseph A. Hill, MD, PhD, FAHA

William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecture
Suzanne Roske

William W. L. Glenn Lecture
Marc Ruel, MD, MPH, FAHA, FRCSC, FCCS, FACC

Council Awards – Distinguished Achievement Awards

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI)

Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI)

Council Awards – Special Recognition Awards

Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR)

Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

Council Awards – Best Abstract Awards

3CPR Best Abstract Award Winner (Cardiopulmonary/ Critical Care)

  • Dr. med. Nils Kremer

CVSN Best Abstract Award

  • Brittany Butts, PhD, RN, FAHA

Council Awards – Early Career Abstract Awards

Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI)

Council on Epidemiology and Prevention

Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research (QCOR)