CHiP faculty member, Dr. Yacob Tedla, receives 2018 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Young Investigator Award


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Yacob Tedla has received the 2018 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis Young Investigator Award. The award is given to a young investigator who has demonstrated outstanding research work and novel findings in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, a medical research study involving 6,000 participants from six communities across the country. The award recipient is selected by judges who are senior researchers from different universities participating in the study.

Dr. Tedla received the award for his research study “Association between long-term blood pressure control and ten-year progression in carotid arterial stiffness among hypertensive individuals,” which is published in the Journal of Hypertension. Dr. Tedla is a cardiovascular epidemiologist whose research focuses on arterial structural and functional abnormalities, with a special emphasis on arterial stiffness, blood pressure control, blood pressure variability, and their impact on cardiovascular diseases. He uses big data, including electronic health record (EHR) data, to conduct clinical research, leveraging robust epidemiologic methods and analytical techniques.

Commenting on the award, Dr. Tedla shared, “It feels good to see your research work getting recognized and appreciated. An award like this encourages a researcher to work harder.”

Congratulations, Dr. Tedla!

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