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Red Dress Award honors Emory cardiovascular researcher

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Janet Christenbury

Woman's Day magazine has honored Leslee Shaw, PhD, with its Red Dress Award for 2013. The award honors those who have made significant contributions in the fight against heart disease among women.

Shaw joins the ranks of other distinguished Red Dress award recipients including United States Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin, renowned journalist Barbara Walters and Elizabeth Nabel, MD, former head of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Shaw, a professor of medicine at Emory School of Medicine, co-directs the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute. She currently serves on the Cardiovascular Imaging Committee for the American Heart Association and is on the Board of Directors for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. She is a past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

Her particular areas of interest and expertise include test accuracy, risk assessment, prognosis and cost efficiency, with a particular emphasis on the role of how diagnostic tests work differently to assess heart disease risk in various ethnic groups and in women versus men.

The awards were presented on Feb. 12 at Lincoln Center in New York City. For more information, please visit: Red Dress Awards 2013 - Woman's Day.