Anne B. Newman, from Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health, was recently awarded the American Heart Association’s 2020 Clinical Research Prize and will be recognized during the Presidential Address at the AHA’s virtual Scientific Sessions in November.

The award recognizes “an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of clinical science … and who currently heads an outstanding clinical research program.” In addition to serving as chair and professor of epidemiology at Pitt public health, Newman directs Pitt’s Center for Aging and Population Health and is clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and Pitt.

Newman’s body of research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with a focus on epidemiology and implications of subclinical cardiovascular diseases in older adults.