UK Professor Honored for Contributions to Cardiovascular Science and Medicine

University of Kentucky Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Nancy Webb
University of Kentucky Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Nancy Webb

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2019) — University of Kentucky Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Nancy Webb, Ph.D., has been honored by the American Heart Association with the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Distinguished Achievement Award.

The ATVB Council engages scientists and clinicians working to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease. This annual accolade recognizes a member who has made major contributions to the council and substantial professional contributions to the field.

Webb’s research program, which has been funded by the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health since 2000, focuses on inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

Webb, director for the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program and an affiliate of the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, was also recently honored with the ATVB Council’s 2019 Mentor of Women Award, which recognizes support of the careers of women in the biomedical sciences through mentoring and advocacy.

Webb was presented with the ATVB Distinguished Achievement Award at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions Annual Conference in Philadelphia Nov. 16-18.

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