Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FNLA Receives Award from the National Forum

 

Dr. Anne Goldberg was awarded with this year’s National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention ‘Public Policy Award’ on Friday, September 23rd in Bethesda, Maryland.  Dr. Goldberg is recognized for promoting policy change in the prevention of heart disease and stroke.

The Forum quotes Dr. Goldberg as "your passion, drive and expertise have enabled the Foundation of the National Lipid Association to accomplish exceptional success in stroke and cardiovascular disease prevention for hundreds of thousands of Americans afflicted with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder of elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol that begins at birth and puts patients at extreme risk for premature cardiovascular disease and death.”

 

 

September 20, 2011 01:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention will present Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FNLA with the 2011 Individual Public Policy Award at its 9th Annual Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, held September 22-23 in Bethesda, Maryland.

This award is presented to an individual that has been effective in promoting policy change to reduce the heart disease and stroke burden on a national, state, or local level.

Dr. Goldberg was nominated by the Foundation of the National Lipid Association (NLA) for her efforts to promote early screening for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder of elevated low-density liproprotein cholesterol that, if untreated, results in premature cardiovascular disease and death. Dr. Goldberg was instrumental in bringing the topic of FH to the masses through the public awareness campaign “FH: It’s Relative–Know Your Family Cholesterol History.” The campaign basis was the NLA’s FH recommendations paper developed by a panel of experts and chaired by Dr. Goldberg, and published in the May/June 2011 Journal of Clinical Lipidology. Other educational components included patient public service announcements and tear sheets, physician radio shows and webinars, and an online resource library. For additional details visit, www.learnyourlipids.com.

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