The American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Hani Najm Global Scholar Awards program was announced at the opening session of the Saudi Heart Association Annual Conference on Oct. 8, 2020. Part of the ACC’s Campaign for the Future, the Hani Najm Global Scholar Awards will allow young cardiologists from the Middle East and North Africa regions to elevate their training by visiting hospitals in the United States for observership programs.
“The American College of Cardiology believes that non-communicable disease trends, including heart disease, are alarming, unacceptable and most importantly reversible through concerted efforts by leaders in global health, including our own organization,” said John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC, chair of the ACC’s Campaign for the Future and an ACC past president. “It is only through educating the next generation of cardiovascular leaders that we will ultimately reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease worldwide. The Hani Najm Global Scholar Awards will allow