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May 1st, 2017

American College of Cardiology awards Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Young

Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., with Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., editor-in-chief of the College’s flagship Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

The American College of Cardiology awarded Xiaoxi Yao, Ph.D., the 2017 Young Investigator Award in Outcomes Research for her research on, “A Comparison of Kidney Function Decline in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Treated With Non-Vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants or Warfarin.”

The award was presented during the convocation ceremony on March 19 during the College's 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Yao’s research used OptumLabs data warehouse to compare warfarin and novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the effects on kidney function.

A research associate within the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Dr. Yao has received multiple Young Investigator Awards, including the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Best New Investigator Podium Research Presentations in 2016 for her podium presentation.

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