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March 15, 2002


Emory Cardiologist Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., to Receive Cardiology Award For Her Efforts To Improve Cardiovascular Care of Older Patients

Nanette K. Wenger, M.D., professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology for Emory University School of Medicine, and chief of cardiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, will be honored as the recipient of the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Society of Geriatric Cardiology at its eighth annual scientific sessions on Saturday, March 16, at the Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta.

Dr. Wenger, a nationally recognized expert in cardiovascular care, is being recognized for her efforts to improve the cardiovascular care of older patients on a local, national, and international level. Dr. Wenger was a founding member of the Society of Geriatric Cardiology and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1987. She served as president in 1994 and 1995, and is currently editor-in-chief of the Society's journal, the American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology, one of the premier journals in geriatrics.

"I am deeply honored to receive this award," Dr. Wenger said.

Janice B. Schwartz, M.D., president of the Society of Geriatric Cardiology, said it is a pleasure to honor Dr. Wenger for her extraordinary accomplishments.

"Dr. Wenger has brought a focus on the development and evaluation of care of the older patient with cardiovascular disease not only through her work with the Society, but also by organizing and chairing national meetings on cardiovascular disease in the elderly, performing clinical research, authoring a textbook on the care of the octogenarian with cardiovascular disease, and serving to promote research on the health of older women," Dr. Schwartz said.

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