UofL Hospital cardiologist wins prestigious national research award

UofL Hospital cardiologist Lorrel Brown, M.D., won the prestigious Stamler Award at the Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum in Chicago for her research into CPR training of high school students and its effectiveness in saving lives. Brown is also physician director for resuscitation at UofL Hospital.

Brown, assistant professor of medicine and the associate program director for the cardiology fellowship program at the UofL School of Medicine, beat out young researchers from some of the best medical schools in the U.S. this month to receive the award for junior faculty clinical research. The prize is given to just two researchers at the annual competition.

“The award is one of the most prestigious a young researcher can hope to receive,” said Roberto Bolli, M.D., chair of cardiology for the UofL School of Medicine. “It is like the Nobel Prize for young researchers. I’m extremely proud of her.”

The research Brown presented focused on the effectiveness of laws requiring CPR training in high schools, and the implementation of training programs as a result of those laws.

“It’s a ‘boots on the ground’ understanding of the impact of these laws and programs,” said Brown.

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