Below is a press release issued by American Heart Association:
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 14, 2016 — For the first time, the American Heart Association (AHA) has presented two major awards to one recipient: long-time volunteer leader and former AHA President Sidney C. Smith Jr., M.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
First, Smith received the James B. Herrick Award of the AHA Council on Clinical Cardiology, an annual honor saluting excellence in the advancement of cardiology practice. Ileana Pena, M.D., council chair, presented the award, a citation and medallion, at a Saturday, Nov. 12, council dinner meeting in New Orleans.
Then, on Sunday, Nov. 13, Smith received the Chairman’s Award, a tribute to outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the AHA. The award was presented during the opening of the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2016 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Association Board Chairman Alvin L. Royse of Hillsborough, Calif., presented the award, a citation and $1,000 honorarium.
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