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Awards, Honors, and Grants


December 03, 2020

Manson Receives American Heart Association's Research Achievement Award

JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH


JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH, chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine, was honored with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Research Achievement Award during the AHA’s 2020 Scientific Sessions for outstanding career contributions to cardiovascular research. Described as one of AHA’s most distinguished and historic honors, the Research Achievement Award recognized Manson’s exceptional contributions to population science research, especially in the field of women’s cardiovascular health.

Manson is a leader or co-leader of several research studies, including the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL); the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Clinical Center in Boston; the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) and the cardiovascular component of the Nurses’ Health Study. Her primary research interests include randomized clinical prevention trials of nutritional and lifestyle factors related to heart disease and type 2 diabetes, biomarker predictors of outcomes and the role of endogenous and exogenous estrogens as determinants of chronic disease in women.

The American Heart Association is a leading force for a world of longer, healthier lives. With nearly a century of lifesaving work, the Dallas-based association is dedicated to ensuring equitable health for all.