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Nominations Now Open for Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute's 2014 Corday Prize in Heart Research

Los Angeles - Sept. 5, 2013 – The Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute is accepting nominations for the 2014 Eliot Corday, MD, International Prize in Heart Research, which annually honors a physician or scientist conducting groundbreaking research or individuals who significantly advance the practice of heart medicine.

The Corday Prize is named for the late Eliot Corday, MD, a distinguished cardiologist who was an attending physician with Cedars-Sinai, a member of its board of directors and chief of Cardiology for 11 years. Corday was an influential scientist, clinician and educator who helped to pioneer invasive cardiology. He collaborated on research that led to modern stress testing and nuclear cardiology. His interests in sudden cardiac death and ischemic – or silent – heart disease contributed to the development of coronary intensive care units. Corday’s leadership had global impact, as he championed increased federal funding for medical research and the sharing of U.S. cardiovascular expertise worldwide. He served as president of the American College of Cardiology and in a consultant capacity at high levels of the United States government.

When the Corday Prize was established in 2012, the recipient was Eugene Braunwald, MD, Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the editor of one of the premier cardiology textbooks, Braunwald's Heart Disease. In 2013, the honoree was Alain Carpentier, MD, PhD, president of Académie des Sciences at the Institut de France and the physician widely known as the leading pioneer in modern mitral heart valve repair.

"The Corday Prize seeks to honor physicians and scientists who carry on Dr. Corday's legacy of improving heart health, treatments and procedures worldwide," said Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

During the Corday Prize ceremony, scheduled for the spring of 2014, the recipient will deliver a lecture to Cedars-Sinai physicians and researchers about his or her research and resulting insights into cardiology. Recipients receive a grant of $20,000.

To receive a nomination form, please email heartinstitute@cshs.org or call 310-423-3300.

The Corday Prize is funded by a gift from Brindell Gottlieb and her late husband, Milton. The Gottlieb family has longstanding ties with both Cedars-Sinai and the Corday family.