Nanette K. Wenger, MD, FAHA, of Emory University to receive the American Heart Association’s 2020 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award

DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2020 – The American Heart Association (AHA), a global force for longer, healthier lives, will present its 2020 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award to Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., FAHA, during next weekend’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 – Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and is a…

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The American Heart Association’s 2020 Research Achievement Awardee is JoAnn E. Manson, MD, MPH, Dr.P.H, FAHA, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard

DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2020 – The American Heart Association (AHA), a global force for longer, healthier lives, will present its 2020 Research Achievement Award to JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., M.P.H, Dr.P.H., F.A.H.A., during next weekend’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 – Tuesday, November 17, 2020, and is a…

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Study dives into genetic risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia for diverse Latinx groups

Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) are degenerative brain diseases that affect over 5.8 million people in the U.S. Rates of ADRD are higher among Black and Latinx individuals compared to non-Latinx white individuals. APOE-╬Á4 is the strongest known genetic risk factor for ADRD , however this finding is largely based on studies of individuals…

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New juvenile idiopathic arthritis guideline emphasizes disease-modifying treatments

ATLANTA — The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will preview the 2021 Guideline for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at ACR Convergence, the ACR’s annual meeting. The new recommendations address pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments and are the culmination of a two-part update of the ACR’s JIA guidelines published in 2011 and 2013. It includes…

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The American Heart Association’s 2020 Clinical Research Prize to be awarded to Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, of the University of Pittsburgh

DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2020 – The American Heart Association (AHA), a global force for longer, healthier lives, will award its 2020 Clinical Research Prize to Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Pittsburgh, at next weekend’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 – Tuesday, November 17, 2020,…

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Sonia Y. Angell, MD, MPH, of Columbia University to receive the AHA’s 2020 Chairman’s Award

DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2020 – The American Heart Association, a global force for longer, healthier lives, will present its 2020 Chairman’s Award to Sonia Y. Angell, M.D., M.P.H, D.T. M. & H., assistant clinical professor of medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, during next weekend’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting…

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New RA guideline emphasizes maximizing methotrexate and biologics, minimizing steroids

ATLANTA — The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will preview its 2020 Guideline for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at ACR Convergence, the ACR’s annual meeting. The comprehensive, clinical recommendations for pharmacologic treatment of RA includes important updates to the previous guideline released in 2015. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type of…

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American College of Rheumatology announces 2020 award recipients

ATLANTA – The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will recognize the recipients of its 2020 Master of the ACR designation and the Awards of Distinction during the College’s Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony. The Distinguished Fellow Award recipients will be honored at the Fellows-in-Training reception. These recognitions are given annually to members who exhibit outstanding…

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Why a “board-certified cosmetic surgeon” isn’t a plastic surgeon, and what that means for you

November 6, 2020 – Cosmetic surgery is not just another way of saying plastic surgery. Doctors who advertise themselves as certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) don’t measure up to meet the criteria required for board-certified plastic surgeons. In a study published in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery┬«, the…

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