Thomas J. Ryan, MD, Professor of Medicine in the Section of Cardiology at Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Mass, is the 2001 recipient of the Chairman’s Award. A past president of the American Heart Association (AHA), Dr Ryan was honored for more than 3 decades as a volunteer with the AHA. His involvement includes the development of guidelines sponsored by the American College of Cardiology and the AHA over the past 20 years. His expertise is built on a long history as a clinician involved in multiple clinical trials.
Research Achievement Award
Donald D. Heistad, MD, Professor of Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Pharmacology and Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Division at the University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City, is the recipient of the 2001 Research Achievement Award of the American Heart Association. The award recognizes his contributions to expanding the knowledge of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. He has been recognized for his work in clarifying the mechanisms of neural control of cerebral circulation and for his observations on the effects of hypertension on the blood-brain barrier and cerebral blood flow.
Basic Research Award
Robert Bolli, MD, Professor and Chief of Cardiology at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky, received the 2001 Basic Research Award of the American Heart Association. He was cited for his work into the nature of myocardial ischemic injury. Dr Bolli was called the consummate translational investigator.
Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award
Arthur C. Guyton, MD, Professor Emeritus of Physiology in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, was awarded the 2001 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award for his half-century as a teacher and leader of many trainees who benefited from his tutelage. More than 150 of the graduates whom he has trained have gained prominence as investigators, practitioners, professors, and academic administrators.