Two Women in Academic Medicine Are Honored by the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association’s Council on Clinical Cardiology has bestowed awards on two women who are affiliated with U.S. medical schools.

Nanette K. Wenger, professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, received the James B. Herrick Award, the highest honor given out by the council. She has conducted pioneering research on gender differences in coronary heart disease.

Dr. Wenger has been on the faculty of the medical school at Emory for more than a half-century. She is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York and Harvard Medical School.

Laura Wexler, professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular diseases at the University of Cincinnati, received the 2011 Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award from the council.

Dr. Wexler is a graduate of the medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. She taught at Boston University before joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati.

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