Rockman named AHA Distinguished Scientist

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Howard Rockman, MD, the Orgain Endowed Professor of Cardiology, Director of the CVRC, and editor-in-chief of Journal of Clinical Investigation, has been named a Distinguished Scientist 2015 by the American Heart Association.

The American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association's Distinguished Scientists are a prominent group of scientists and clinicians whose work has importantly advanced the understanding of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

"Howard’s discoveries in G-protein coupled receptors and the use of innovative mouse modeling with comprehensive physiological and structural characterization were some of the accomplishments cited by the AHA in his selection," announced Joseph Rogers, MD, interim chief of the Division of Cardiology, in his weekly newsletter.

Dr. Rockman joins a short list of Duke faculty who have previously received this award including Robert Lefkowitz, Robert Califf and Victor Dzau.

Rockman will be honored at the opening plenary at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2015 in November.