Council Awards: Special Recognition Awards


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Special Recognition Awards acknowledge clinicians and scientists active in basic, clinical, translational or population cardiovascular research for specific career endeavors and achievements.

Award applications for Scientific Sessions are now closed and will reopen in April 2022. Please visit Council Awards for opportunities to apply for active awards. Awards applicants must be AHA Professional Members and must be affiliated with the AHA sponsoring scientific council at the time of application.

Clinical Article of the Year Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, FAHA, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

CVSA Surgery & Anesthesiology Mentoring Award

  • Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FAHA, Northwell Medical Center, Manhasset, New York

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Wendy Dusenbury, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, FAHA, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee

GPM Medal of Honor Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

  • Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, FAHA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

GPM Mentoring Award Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

  • David M. Herrington, MD, MHS, FAHA, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Marie Cowan Promising Early Career Investigator Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) 

  • Billy A. Caceres, PhD, RN, FAHA, Columbia University, New York, New York

Mathy Mezey Excellence in Aging Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Ruth M. Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, BSN, FAHA, Well Cornell Medicine, New York, New York

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FAHA, University of Colorado School of Medicine – Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Research Article of the Year Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Salah Al-Zaiti, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stroke Article of the Year Award Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) and the Stroke Council

  • Gianluca Pucciarelli, PhD, MSN, RN, FAHA, University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Rome, Italy

Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

  • Lorrel E. Brown Toft, MD, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada