Baylor cardiology professor honored for artery research
Dr. Christie Ballantyne, Baylor College of Medicine professor of medicine and section chief of cardiology and cardiovascular research, was awarded the Louis M. Sherwood Award at the 2012 Global Conference and Exhibition by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
His commitment to clinical research regarding the prevention and treatment of atherosclerotic vascular disease, including lipid-lowering drug therapy and novel biomarkers, was recognized with the presentation of the award.
"This award means a lot to me, as I knew Lou Sherwood. I have been fortunate to have had a career in which I have been involved in basic, translational and clinical research, and to have participated in trials testing therapies that have completely changed the field of preventive cardiology," Ballantyne said in a press release.
Ballantyne is also the director of the Mario and Alando J. Ballantyne Atherosclerosis Clinical Research Laboratory; a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians; a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation; and editorial director for www.lipidsonline.org.
The ACRP conference was held April 14-17 in Houston and is the largest annual professional development event for clinical research professionals.
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