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Mann honored by American College of Cardiology

Cardiologist receives distinguished scientist award

February 21, 2022

Douglas L. Mann, MD, the Ada L. Steininger Professor of Cardiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has received the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award in the translational domain category.

Mann is one of 20 award recipients who will be recognized in April at the ACC’s annual scientific sessions in Washington. The Distinguished Scientist Award-Translational Domain is awarded to an ACC fellow who has made major contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of cardiovascular disease. The award is given to three recipients, one each in the basic, clinical and translational domains. Recipients are nominated by their peers and then selected by the ACC Awards Committee.

Mann is a renowned heart failure expert who led the School of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Division from 2009 to 2019. His research has uncovered key roles for the immune system and inflammatory signals in the heart in the development and progression of heart failure. He has translated many of these findings into possible future therapies for patients, leading multiple clinical trials to investigate their potential.