News | ACC | March 16, 2023

Young Investigator Awards at ACC 2023 Scientific Sessions Recognize Cutting-Edge Science

Winners of the ACC 2023 Young Investigators Awards were announced during the American College of Cardiology Together with the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, ACC23/WCC. The 18 finalists presenting cutting-edge science represented seven states, three countries and 11 different institutions.

Winners of the ACC 2023 Young Investigators Awards were announced during the American College of Cardiology Together with the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, ACC23/WCC. The 18 finalists presenting cutting-edge science represented seven states, three countries and 11 different institutions.

Winners of the ACC 2023 Young Investigators Awards were announced during the American College of Cardiology Together with the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific Sessions, ACC23/WCC. The 18 finalists presenting cutting-edge science represented seven states, three countries and 11 different institutions.


March 16, 2023 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) announced the winners and finalists of its 2023 Young Investigator Award (YIA) during the ACC 72nd Convocation held on March 6 at the conclusion of the 3-day American College of Cardiology Together with the World Congress of Cardiology Scientific SessionsACC.23/WCC, which took place on March 6, in New Orleans, LA.

The nominees and resulting awards were presented by Ed Fry, MD, FACC, MACC, the 2022-2023 Term ACC President, and serves as Chair, St. Vincent Medical Group CV Service Line Chair, Ascension CV Service Line, Indianapolis, IN. He noted that the 18 finalists came from seven states, three countries and 11 different institutions.

The ACC Young Investigator Awards encourage and recognize young scientific investigators of promise, and each finalist presents their cutting-edge science leading up to ACC.23/WCC. According to ACC, physicians, scientists, medical students, and other healthcare providers currently in residency or fellowship programs, or are no more than three years out of training are eligible. Additionally, PhD, PharmD or DNP candidates who are no more than three years out of training were also able to apply.

During the Scientific Sessions, 18 finalists presented across three categories: Clinical Investigations, Basic and Translational Science, or Outcome Research. The first place winner in each category received $2,000, second place winners receive $1,000 and 4 honorable mentions in each category receive $500. All 18 finalists received up to $1,500 in reimbursements to attend the YIA competition at ACC's Annual Scientific Session.

ACC 2023 Young Investigator Award Winners and Finalists 

In the category of Basic & Translational Science, first place was awarded to Andrew S. Perry, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. Perry presented “Metabolic Signatures of Cardiac Dysfunction are Associated with Multimorbidity and Post-Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Mortality.” Second place was awarded to Felipe Kazmirsczak, MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN.

In the ACC 2023 YIA category of Basic & Translational Science, first place was awarded to Andrew Perry, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. Second place went to Felipe Kazmirsczak, MD, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN.

In the ACC 2023 YIA category of Basic & Translational Science, first place was awarded to Andrew Perry, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN. Second place went to Felipe Kazmirsczak, MD, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN.

Nominees in that category included: Rashid Alavi, MSc, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; Jenna Mendelson, BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; and Ricardo Adrian Nugraha, MD, Airlangga University Surabaya, Indonesia.

In the category of Clinical Investigation, first place was awarded to Sadeer G. Al-Kindi, MD, FACC, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. Al-Kindi presented, “Historical Neighborhood Redlining Continues to Adversely Influence Cardiovascular Outcomes in U.S. Veterans with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease.” Second place was awarded to Nitish Dhingra, BS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

In the ACC 2023 YIA category of Clinical Investigation, first place was awarded to Sadeer G. Al-Kindi, MD, FACC, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. Second place was awarded to Nitish Dhingra, BS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

In the ACC 2023 YIA category of Clinical Investigation, first place was awarded to Sadeer G. Al-Kindi, MD, FACC, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. Second place was awarded to Nitish Dhingra, BS, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Nominees in that category included the following, all of whom are affiliated with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD: Richard Carrick, MD, PhD; Omar Chehab, MD, MSc; and Mohammad Ostovaneh, MD.

In the Young Investigators category of Outcomes Research, first place went to Jonathan Cunningham, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Cunningham presented, “Adjudication of Heart Failure Hospitalization Using Natural Language Processing in the Electronic Health Record.” Second place was awarded to Andrew Oseran, MD, MBA, Harvard HealthMassachusetts General Hospital.

In the ACC 2023 YIA category of Outcomes Research, first place went to Jonathan Cunningham, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Second place was awarded to Andrew Oseran, MD, also from Massachusetts General Hospital.

In the ACC 2023 YIA category of Outcomes Research, first place went to Jonathan Cunningham, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Second place was awarded to Andrew Oseran, MD, also from Massachusetts General Hospital.

Nominees in that category included: Eunjung Lee, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN;  Abdulah Mahayni, MD, also with Mayo Clinic; and James Pollock III, BS, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Gadsden, AL.

For more information: www.acc.org 

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