ABC member Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, FAHA, MACP, FHFSA, vice dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Magerstadt Professor and chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
ABC President Barbara Hutchinson, MD, PhD, FACC, and ABC Board Chair Felix Sogade, MD, FACC, FHRS, released this statement: "Congratulations on your election to the National Academy of Medicine! This is truly a very special honor, one which is so richly deserved. Your distinguished career as a clinician, educator, researcher, mentor and leader in the field of cardiovascular medicine is a continuing inspiration to us all—and especially our students, residents and cardiovascular trainees."
Election to NAM, based on professional achievement and a commitment to service, is considered one of the highest honors in medicine. NAM, formerly known as the Institute of Medicine, was established in 1970, and serves as a source of expertise on issues related to health, medicine and science, and provides independent, evidence-based advice to policymakers, health professionals and the public sector.
“I am truly humbled by this election,” Dr. Yancy said. “This honor is less a celebration and more a platform to press with even more vigor as a leader, teacher, investigator and physician.”
Dr. Yancy is a former president of the American Heart Association (AHA) and has served in leadership capacities for the National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Food and Drug Administration, American College of Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists and Heart Failure Society of America.
He has published nearly 400 scientific papers, with particular focuses in the areas of hypertension, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, preventive cardiology, and ethnic and racial disparities in cardiovascular disease. He is ranked one of the most highly cited researchers in the world, according to an analysis by Thomson Reuters.
Congratulations Dr. Yancy!
View the National Academy of Medicine announcement here
*this article partially excerpted from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine News Center]