American Medical Women's Association Honors Lori Mosca With 2007 Women In Science Award

NEW YORK, March 13, 2007 - Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center has been awarded the American Medical Women's Association’s Women in Science Award for 2007 for her contributions in advancing the science of women's health. The award will be presented at the association’s annual meeting in Orlando on March 24th.

Dr. Mosca has been a member of the CUMC Department of Medicine Faculty since 2000 and during that time established the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Preventive Cardiology Program, the Columbia Center for Heart Disease Prevention, and the Family Passport to Heart Health Program. She holds an NIH Research Career Award for Patient Oriented Research, and an R01 to evaluate the impact of a screening and educational program for family members of patients hospitalized with cardiovascular disease. She is co-chair of the NHLBI Strategic Research Planning Group for coronary disease and serves on an NIH study section for Integrative Cardiology.

Dr. Mosca is immediate past chair of the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention and immediate past president of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. She has been featured by JAMA for her research and education of residents and physicians in prevention. Dr. Mosca has authored more than 200 scientific publications including the landmark RUTH trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine last summer. Recently Dr. Mosca chaired the expert panel for the Evidence-based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women published in Circulation.

### Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in pre-clinical and clinical research, in medical and health sciences education, and in patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, nurses, dentists, and public health professionals at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Mailman School of Public Health, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions.


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