William R. Hiatt, professor of medicine, Division of Cardiology at CU School of Medicine, has been named a Distinguished Scientist for 2014 by the American Heart Association (AHA).
The award recognizes members of the AHA for significant, original and sustained scientific contributions including impact of research on the field, independence of the investigator, and originality and novelty of the candidate’s work. Hiatt was honored based on his clinical research programs in peripheral vascular disease.
As president of the Colorado Prevention Center, Hiatt oversees a university-based clinical trials organization in cardiovascular medicine. The organization directs study design and provides academic oversight of trials of drugs, biologic agents and device therapies for cardiovascular indications and other therapeutic areas.
This honor will be awarded at the AHA’s Scientific Sessions in November in Chicago.