Fatima Rodriguez Receives Distinguished Young Scientist Award

The American College of Cardiology recently honored Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, assistant professor of medicine (cardiovascular medicine), with the 2022 Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award in celebration of her contributions to the cardiovascular profession.

The award recognizes rising stars among the next generation of cardiologists who have made outstanding contributions to the field and have gathered noteworthy research in either the basic or clinical domains.

According to ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, "Dr. Rodriguez has made significant contributions to the field of cardiology through her impressive work addressing racial, ethnic and gender disparities and her dedication to transforming cardiovascular care.”

Rodriguez has strong depth and breadth of published work, exploring topics such as increases in SARS-CoV-2 test positivity rates among Hispanic people, racial and ethnic group underreporting and underrepresentation in cholesterol treatment trials, telehealth programs for preventive cardiology and more. Through her research, she aims to develop novel interventions to target racial, ethnic and gender disparities.

As the award recipient, Rodriguez is invited to present her work at the ACC 71st Annual Scientific Session, taking place April 2-4, 2022, in Washington, where she will also be recognized for her achievements during Convocation.