Dr. Rebecca Cogswell

United States

Research Award2022 Escalator Awards

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Dr. Rebecca Cogswell is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She is an Advanced Heart Failure Cardiologist and the Medical Director of the Left Ventricular Assist Device program. She is also the Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship director. 

During her cardiology fellowship at UCSF she completed advanced research training in clinical research and biostatistics.   Her research focus is on sarcopenia and cachexia and heart failure as well as its reversal after advanced heart failure therapies.  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.