Annals of Internal Medicine and ACP Announce Recipients of Early Career Investigator Awards

SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2023 – Annals of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have honored Andreas Fuchs, M.D., Ph.D. and Julia Loewenthal, M.D., with Early Career Investigator Awards.

Annals’ Early Career Investigator Awards are presented annually to early career physicians. Annals and ACP award the most outstanding article by a first author who is in an internal medicine residency program or a general medicine or internal medicine subspecialty fellowship program. An award is also given for the most outstanding article with a first author who is within three years of completing his or her training in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties.

Andreas Fuchs, M.D., Ph.D., is being recognized as a first author who is an internal medicine physician in training for his article Subclinical Coronary Atherosclerosis and Risk for Myocardial Infarction in a Danish Cohort: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study, published on March 28, 2023. Dr. Fuchs is a cardiology fellow at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, and a clinical investigator in the Copenhagen General Population Study. He received his medical degree from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, preceded by preclinical training at Aarhus University, Denmark, and Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. His Ph.D. concerned the use of cardiac CT to determine cardiac chamber sizes, and as postdoc he applied this to detailed studies of coronary artery disease and heart valve disease. He collaborates across medical specialties addressing cardiac disease in rheumatology, nephrology, diabetes, obstetrics, infectious disease, and forensic medicine, and has collaborated with sites in the U.S. He is an engaged teacher, has co-organized Nordic Symposium on Cardiac CT, and has for more than a decade been very active in the cardiac imaging community (Danish Society of Cardiology). He plans to specialize in cardiac imaging, as well as prevention and rehabilitation of ischemic heart disease.

Julia Loewenthal, M.D., is being recognized as a first author within three years of completing training for her article Effect of Yoga on Frailty in Older Adults: A Systematic Review, published on March 14, 2023. Dr. Loewenthal is a geriatrician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She graduated from University of Virginia and completed residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital prior to training in the Harvard Multi-Campus Geriatrics Fellowship. Clinically, Dr. Loewenthal leads geriatric co-management programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and precepts Internal Medicine residents. Dr. Loewenthal was the awardee of the 2020-2022 BWH Department of Medicine Clinical Education Research Scholars grant for her work in developing an age friendly Internal Medicine residency program. She has a strong interest in healthy aging, creating a geriatric integrative medicine program at the BWH Osher Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine and studying mind-body therapies and frailty.

Winners are selected based on the article’s novelty, methodological rigor, clarity of presentation, and potential to influence practice, policy or future research. Judges include Annals’ editors and representatives from Annals’ Editorial Board and the American College of Physicians’ Publication Committee.

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About Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine is the most cited general internal medicine journal and one of the most influential medical journals in the world. The most recent (2021) Impact Factor for Annals of Internal Medicine is 51.598 (Clarivate Analytics). Annals’ mission is to promote excellence in medicine, enable physicians and other health care professionals to be well informed members of the medical community and society, advance standards in the conduct and reporting of medical research and contribute to improving the health of people worldwide. Established in 1927, Annals is the flagship journal of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

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