The AHA’s 2020 Clinical Research Prize Awarded to Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH

March 26, 2021

Dr. Anne NewmanThe University of Pittsburgh and UPMC’s Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Epidemiology, was awarded the American Heart Association's 2020 Clinical Research Prize for her work in the epidemiology and mechanisms of aging, longevity, and disability, specifically in the context of cardiovascular disease.

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.

“I am so honored to receive this award from the AHA,” said Dr. Newman. “My career has been fostered through the incredible interactions with colleagues at the AHA’s Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, where my work linking the burden of cardiovascular disease to aging was first presented. I am also especially grateful for my colleagues in the Cardiovascular Health Study for their mentorship, collaboration and support.” 

In addition to serving as chair and professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Newman directs Pitt's Center for Aging and Population Health and is clinical director of the Aging Institute of UPMC and Pitt.

Dr. Newman’s extensive research career has focused on aging, including the determinants of physical and cognitive function, as well as successful aging and longevity. She has special expertise in the study of cardiovascular disease, aging and body composition, and sarcopenia and physical functioning.