November 6, 2016

Bender receives top paper award from American Heart Association

Dr. Shawn B. BenderDr. Shawn B. Bender

The American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized Dr. Shawn B. Bender, a VA research health scientist at the Harry S. Truman VA Medical Center in Columbia, Missouri, for one of two 2015 "Top Paper Awards" in the basic science category for the AHA journal Hypertension.

Every year, AHA selects two top papers published in the journal for three broad categories: basic science, clinical science, and population science.

Bender was the lead author of a paper titled, "Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonism Treats Obesity-Associated Cardiac Diastolic Dysfunction," which highlighted findings from his VA-funded Career Development research.

The paper was published in the May 2015 issue of Hypertension.

Bender's work was highlighted in a recent VA Research Currents article.