November 16, 2020
JoAnn E. Manson, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., Chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine and the Michael and Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, received the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Research Achievement Award at the AHA’s annual Scientific Sessions on November 14, 2020 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.
Dr. Manson is a long-term WHI principal investigator (Boston site) and a member of the WHI Steering Committee. She is also a leader or co-leader of several other research studies, including the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL); the COcoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS); the cardiovascular component of the Nurses’ Health Study; and the KEEPS trial (clinical center in Boston). 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 WHI program is funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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