Pediatric Cardiology Team Wins National Lipid Association Award for Best Abstract

An abstract by resident Hilary Stempel, MD, nurse practitioners Ann Dodge, MS, RN, CPNP, and Erin Marriott, MS, RN, CPNP, and pediatric cardiologist Amy Peterson, MD, received the The Foundation of the National Lipid Association (NLA) Hunninghake FH Abstract Award.

The new award recognizes the best abstract submitted in the area of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) research. The team’s abstract, “Universal vs Selective Pediatric Lipid Screening in the Diagnosis of Familial Hypercholesterolemia,” identified universal pediatric lipid screening as an evolving, effective tool to identify patients and family members with FH.

Dr. Peterson will present the abstract live during the 2015 NLA Scientific Sessions in June. The award also includes a $1,500 prize and a travel grant to the conference.