April 22, 2015

Former SWHR Board of Directors Chair Honored For Cardiovascular Work

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR) congratulates former Chair of the Board of Directors, Nanette K. Wenger, MD. Wenger for receiving the inaugural Bernadine Healy Leadership in Women’s Cardiovascular Disease Award at the recent 64th Annual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in San Diego, California.

Wenger, a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine and former chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, has worked on cardiovascular disease in women for more than 50 years. She is one of the world’s leading experts on heart disease in women and was a member of the SWHR Interdisciplinary Network on Cardiovascular Disease.

“Dr. Wenger is an incredible asset to the women’s health community and well-deserving of the inaugural Healy Award,” said Phyllis Greenberger, SWHR President and CEO. “Her lifetime of dedication to heart disease and women’s health has been instrumental in changing the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated in women. Her work has paved the way for future research.”

Wenger has been honored with dozens of prestigious awards throughout her long career, and is credited with changing the face of heart disease. It is because of Wenger’s clinical and research efforts that cardiovascular disease is recognized as the number one killer of women in the United States.