AHA grants highest honors to Benjamin, Roach, Tomaselli
Recipients include Dr. Emelia Benjamin, William Roach Jr. and Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, who received their awards on June 21 at the 2016 Gold Heart Banquet in Dallas, Texas.
Receiving this award is the highest honor that the AHA gives to health experts. Its purpose is recognizing their distinguished, ongoing service to the health community.
Benjamin serves as a professor of epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, as professor and assistant provost for faculty development at Boston University School of Medicine, and as vice chair of faculty and diversity and attending cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is also the director of the Vascular Function Laboratories at the Framingham Heart Study in Massachusetts.
Roach is a retired partner form the McDermott, Will and Emery law firm based in Chicago. He was the chairman of the AHA 2011 and 2012 and secretary-treasurer from 2009 to 2010. Since 1992, Roach has volunteered as an attorney to help the AHA in its operations, nonprofit governance, corporate affairs and business processes.
Tomaselli is the chief of the Division of Cardiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, the Michel Mirowski MD Professor of Cardiology and the co-director of the Heart and Vascular Institute. In 2011 and 2012, Tomaselli was the president of the AHA.
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