Dr Mann is the Gordon Cain Chair and Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Winters Center for Heart Failure Research. His research interests have focused on the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms that lead to cardiac decompensation, including the role that inflammatory mediators play in regulating cardiac structure and function. Dr. Mann is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of University Cardiologists, the Heart Failure Society of America, the International Cytokine Society, the International Society for Heart Failure Research and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology as well as the American College of Chest Physicians. He is currently an Associate Editor for Circulation and Deputy Editor for Chest, and is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Cardiology Today and Heart and Vessels, Heart Failure Reviews and Heart Failure Monitor. He has received numerous awards including the Alfred Soffer Award for Editorial Excellence from the American College of Chest Physicians, the Michael E. Debakey award for Excellence in research.