July 21, 2021
Join us at the 21st Annual Wenger Awards, a virtual experience where we will recognize excellence, honor our volunteer WomenHeart Champions and express appreciation for those who support WomenHeart and our mission. Named after Nanette Kass Wenger, MD, a pioneer in women’s cardiology, this is the only annual event that gives recognition to individuals and organizations for their extraordinary contributions to women’s heart health.
This year’s keynote address will be presented by Janine Austin Clayton, MD, FARVO. Dr Clayton is a past Wenger Award winner and the Director of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health.
2021 Wenger Awards Honorees
LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH, FACC, FASPC, FACP
Excellence in Medical Research
Dr. Brewer is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine within the Mayo Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in Rochester, MN. Her primary research focus is addressing cardiovascular health disparities through community-based behavioral interventions for risk factor modification in racial/ethnic minority populations, particularly African-American women. She is currently principal investigator of the FAITH! trial, a cardiovascular health promotion intervention in partnership with African-American churches.
Excellence in Medical Innovation
CardioNerds is a medical education platform that hosts a podcast, mentorship program and more aimed at making cardiology education available to everyone. Founded by Daniel Ambinder, MD and Amit Goyal, MD, CardioNerds podcasts cover topics such as cardio-obstetrics and women’s cardiovascular health. Their commitment to diverse voices and bringing forward patient experiences will impact the care that women with heart disease receive now and in the future.
Alliance for Aging Research
Excellence in Patient Advocacy
The Alliance for Aging Research is dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to improve the experience of aging and health. Its work to advocate for older Americans, to build coalitions and to educate about various types of cardiovascular disease is a benefit to women living with heart disease. The Alliance leads the annual Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day initiative.
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