Associate Professor Rebecca Cogswell, MD is the recipient of a 2022 Elevator Award in research from Women as One. Women as One is a nonprofit organization fighting gender inequalities in medicine by providing talented women physicians with unique professional opportunities. The Escalator Awards were created to shine a spotlight on women physicians who are changing the medical world with innovative ideas. The ten winners for 2022 were revealed on December 10th, 2021. They come from over 13 countries and were selected by a judging panel of internationally recognized cardiologists.

Dr. Cogswell will be using the Escalator Award to generate further preliminary data. She is submitting an R01 to assess the muscle response to non-pharmacologic correction of heart failure. This year Dr. Cogswell also helped form the Women in Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Group, an organization striving to achieve balanced leadership in the advanced heart failure community. This organization has created a platform for women to support and mentor other women. Read more>