Wenger Awards 2024

Wenger Awards

June 10, 2024
Reception 6:00pm
Awards Dinner 7:00pm
Hotel Washington: 515 15TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20004

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Celebrating outstanding contributions to women’s heart health

The Wenger Awards, named in honor of Dr. Nanette Kass Wenger, recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of women’s heart health.

Past recipients have contributed to women’s heart health by advancing cutting-edge research, bringing much-needed diversity to the field, addressing heart health disparities, and expanding the understanding of differences between men’s and women’s heart health, among others.

In addition to honoring these individuals or organizations, we will present the 2024 Dr. Sharonne N. Hayes for Champion Excellence. This Award recognizes WomenHeart Champions who have gone above and beyond in their work supporting, educating, and advocating for women in their communities, furthering WomenHeart’s mission to improve the lives of women with or at risk of heart disease while fighting for equity in heart health. 

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Join us on June 10, 2024 in Washington, DC to celebrate the 2024 recipients of this prestigious recognition.

Who is Dr. Nanette Wenger?

Dr. Nanette Kass Wenger is a recognized clinical cardiologist and professor emerita at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Wenger began her career by receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School in 1954.

Her career includes serving as the first woman chief resident in the cardiology department at Mount Sinai Hospital, becoming an instructor, and later professor, of medicine at Emory University in 1971, consulting for the Emory Heart and Vascular Center since 1995 and serving as the chief of cardiology of Grady Memorial Hospital in 1998.

Among other outstanding achievements, Dr. Wenger has authored and co-authored over one thousand scientific and review articles and book chapters. She is a leading physician in women’s heart disease, including the 1993 publication of a review article that changed America’s perception of women’s heart conditions, proving that women are more likely than men to die of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Wegner has received numerous awards, including being named one of Time Magazine’s Women of the Year in 1976, the Woman in Science President’s Award in 1993, and the Elizabeth Blackwell Award and James D. Bruce Memorial Award of the American College of Physicians, both in 2000.

The Wenger Awards aim to recognize the tireless labor of this extraordinary medical professional in advancing the field of women’s heart health.


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