Two Department of Medicine Cardiologists Receive Awards

Ronghli Liao, MD, and Paul Cheng, MD, PhD

Ronglih Liao, MD, professor of cardiovascular medicine, and Paul Cheng, MD, PhD, cardiologist and instructor in medicine, have recently been honored with prestigious awards.  Liao won the BCVS (Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences) Distinguished Achievement Award, which “recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the affairs of a scientific council over a continuing period, and who have made substantial professional contributions to the field represented by the council.”  This mid-career award highlights Liao’s professional leadership and innovation.  Ron Witteles, MD, professor of cardiovascular medicine, praised Liao as “a true scientist’s scientist.”

Cheng received his recognition in the form of the Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Research Prize, which awards early-career scientists and “encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science.”  Colleagues on Twitter called the award “so well-deserved” and a recognition of his “fantastic work.”

Congratulations to Liao and Cheng!