Dr. Emelia J. Benjamin, a professor of epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and a professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been named the recipient of the 2015 Paul Dudley White Award from the American Heart Association (AHA).
The award is given annually to a Massachusetts physician who has made a distinguished contribution to the association’s mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. It is named in honor of famed Boston cardiologist Dr. Paul Dudley White, a founder of the AHA whose interest in preventative medicine helped promote healthy diet and exercise to combat heart disease.
Dr. Benjamin is an attending cardiologist at Boston Medical Center and co-principal investigator of the Framingham Heart Study, one of the world’s longest-running longitudinal studies of cardiovascular disease. She has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions.
To read more about the award, go to: http://www.bu.edu/sph/2015/01/23/emelia-benjamin-named-2015-paul-dudley-white-award-winner/