Press Release - Oct 25, 2013
Pfeffer Receives James B. Herrick Award at AHA 2013 Scientific Sessions
The American Heart Association's (AHA) Council on Clinical Cardiology will present the James B. Herrick Award to Marc Pfeffer, MD, PhD, senior physician in BWH's Cardiovascular Division and Dzau Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In bestowing its highest honor, the council noted that Pfeffer's discoveries "have transformed the treatment of heart disease worldwide." His pioneering translational research in understanding the progression of heart disease following myocardial infarction, which has resulted in the prevention of heart failure and prolonging of life with the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, was particularly noted.
|Marc Pfeffer, MD, PhD|
The James B. Herrick Award is presented annually to a physician whose scientific achievements have contributed profoundly to the advancement and practice of clinical cardiology. The AHA's scientific council acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke, ranging from basic research to service to the council and association. The award celebrates the achievements of researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals throughout their careers.
Pfeffer is a highly-cited international medical scientist, who has also been awarded the AHA's Clinical Research Prize, the William Harvey Award of the American Society of Hypertension and the Okamoto Award from the Japanese Circulatory Society. He leads a clinical trials unit at BWH that has contributed to many advances in cardiovascular medicine. Through mentorship, he has had a profound and positive influence on teaching the importance of maintaining the highest standards in clinical care and investigation, befitting of the Herrick tradition.
Pfeffer will be recognized at the AHA Scientific Sessions' Annual Dinner on the Council on Clinical Cardiology and has been invited to present a lecture at the event.