Hollins Student to be Recognized at Preeminent Cardiovascular Conference

Academics, Research, Sciences

February 9, 2023


Charvi Gangwani ’24 has been invited to attend the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session Together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.23/WCC), which takes place March 4 – 6 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The biology major will meet scientists from around the world, attend cardiovascular research and educational sessions, and explore the Expo Hall to learn about the latest cardiovascular treatments.

The conference is the culmination of Gangwani’s year-long participation in the ACC Young Scholars Program, which aims to provide promising young students with an introduction to the field of cardiology and strengthen the pipeline of talent for the future. High school and college students from across the United States are selected to get hands-on experience and mentorship in clinical cardiology and cardiovascular research, including the opportunity to participate in their mentor’s research projects and gain professional skills.

“The Young Scholars Program has solidified my interest in pursuing a career in cardiology,” she explained. “I was able to learn first-hand from mentors and ACC Fellows, and by attending bi-weekly educational webinars on heart diseases and heart health.”

“The ACC Young Scholars Program recognizes the best and brightest students from across the country and helps the next generation of cardiologists find and nurture their passion for science, research, and helping patients,” said ACC President Edward T.A. Fry, M.D., F.A.C.C. “I’m honored to congratulate the 2022 cohort on a successful year of cardiovascular research and mentorship.”

The ACC is the global leader in transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health for all. As the preeminent source of professional medical education for the entire cardiovascular care team since 1949, ACC credentials cardiovascular professionals in over 140 countries who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards, and guidelines.