Physician News

Prediman K. (P.K.) Shah, M.D.,

director of the Division of Cardiology, has been selected by the American Heart Association's Council on Clinical Cardiology to receive its highest award, the James B. Herrick Award, for scientific achievements that have contributed profoundly to the advancement and practice of clinical cardiology. The Herrick Award will be conferred during the Council on Clinical Cardiology Annual Dinner on November 11 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel. The meeting, which is held each year during the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, will take place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from November 8-12.

Daniel S. Berman, M.D.,

director of Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center, has been elected president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT). Dr. Berman is one of the founders of the SCCT.

Keith L. Black, M.D.,

chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., Gala Dinner on October 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc., is a non-profit civic and community based organization that seeks to improve the quality of life for black and other minorities by providing educational and economic opportunities within the community.

Victor Cheng, M.D.,

of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center, is the recipient of this year's $25,000 Society of Nuclear Medicine's Covidien Seed Grant in Nuclear Medicine Research for the study of a fatty diet to reduce myocardial uptake during fluorine-18-labeled deoxyglucose positron emission tomography.