James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology

Updated:May 21,2014

Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology

The Awards deadline has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Background
The James B. Herrick Award is presented by the American Heart Association's Council on Clinical Cardiology.  This award honors a physician whose scientific achievements have contributed profoundly to the advancement and practice of clinical cardiology.

The Herrick Award, consisting of a medallion and citation, is conferred annually during the Council on Clinical Cardiology Annual Dinner and Business Meeting during the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association.

In establishing the James B. Herrick Award, the Council on Clinical Cardiology pays homage to a great clinician, as well as to those who have emulated him in advancing the field of cardiology.

Dr. Herrick (1861-1954) was a pioneer among cardiologists.  His contributions were many, but perhaps most significant was his classic paper on “Clinical Features of Sudden Obstruction of the Coronary Arteries,” published in 1912.  Besides giving the medical world a definitive description of coronary thrombosis, his studies emphasized the important observation that sudden obstruction of a coronary artery is not necessarily fatal.

Dr. Herrick lived to see his investigations confirmed and acclaimed.  His life was rich with honors.   He served as president of the American Heart Association in 1927-28, and received its Gold Heart Award in 1951.

Award Information (click on the sections below for more information)

Any living physician, regardless of specialty, may be nominated.  The award is based on the recipient’s contributions to one or more of the following broad areas:

  • Advancement of scientific knowledge, either basic or clinical research, that relates directly to clinical cardiology
  • Teaching of cardiology at undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate levels
  • Improvement in the practice of cardiology
  • Service to the mission of the American Heart Association


 
Nomination Deadline
All nominations must be received through the Council Awards Application System by June 16, 2014 5:00 pm Central Time. 

For questions, please contact:
Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships
E-mail: council.awards@heart.org
Phone: (214) 706-1181


James B. Herrick Award

Herrick Award 2012 Photo
2012 honoree Bernard Gersh, MB, ChB, DPhil and Council Chair L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS

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Scientific Sessions 2014
Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting in the country with over 17,000 professionals attending annually, and over 22,000 total attendees, as reported by the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitor’s Association. 

Chicago, IL
Nov. 15–19, 2014