Neurologist and director for research at Mayo Clinic in Florida Thomas Brott, M.D., has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2013 Clinical Research Prize.
The award recognizes and rewards an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science and who currently heads an outstanding cardiovascular clinical research laboratory. Dr. Brott is the first Mayo Clinic investigator to receive the prestigious prize, which has been awarded annually since 2005.
William Rupp, M.D., vice president at Mayo Clinic in Florida, says, “This award is well deserved. Dr. Brott is a pioneer in the field of stroke and cerebrovascular disease research, and his mission to find the best therapies possible for patients has certainly saved lives.”
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