ASPC’s Joseph Stokes III Award Presented to Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM

The American Society for Preventative Cardiology (ASPC) is proud to present the Stokes Award to this year’s recipient, Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM. The Stokes award commemorates Joseph Stokes III, MD (1924–1989), a cardiologist and epidemiologist who served as co-principal investigator of the Framingham Heart Study in 1951. During his long and illustrious career, Dr. Stokes sought to promote education, research, and clinical practice in the field of preventive cardiology. To honor Dr. Stokes, the ASPC annually recognizes an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions in the field of cardiovascular prevention.

“I am truly honored to receive the Joseph Stokes III Award, and it is profoundly humbling to join such a prestigious list of prior awardees. The Stokes Award is especially meaningful to me as it has previously been awarded to several of my mentors, including Bill Kannel, with whom I worked at Framingham, and Jerry Stamler, Phil Greenland, and Darwin Labarthe, who are all current faculty here in our Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Each of the prior awardees have created such a wonderful legacy of research and had a profound impact on cardiovascular prevention across the globe. To be included in this group is amazing, and I am deeply grateful to the ASPC for this honor,” said Dr. Lloyd-Jones.

Dr. Lloyd-Jones is the Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University. He is also Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translation Research, Director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute, and the Eileen M. Foell Professor of Preventive Medicine and Medicine.

Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ research interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, risk estimation, and prevention. A main focus of his research has been investigation of the lifetime risks for various cardiovascular diseases and factors which modify those risks. He has authored over 300 scientific publications to date, and actively mentors numerous junior investigators. In 2014 and again in 2015, he was named by Thomson Reuters as a “Highly Cited Researcher,” a distinction reserved for investigators in the top 1 percent by total citations of highly cited papers in their scientific field (in this case, clinical medicine) during the period 2002-2013.

The ASPC’s president Dr. Seth Baum will present the award to Dr. Lloyd-Jones on Thursday, March 9, 2017 during the annual reception and dinner at the EPI|LIFESTYLE 2017 Scientific Sessions in Portland, OR.