Correspondence to Michael Schneider, MD, Molecular Cardiology Unit, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Room 506-C, Houston, TX 77030.
The 69th Annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions were held in New Orleans, La, November 10-13, 1996. A traditional highlight of the annual AHA Scientific Sessions is the recognition of excellence in clinical and basic cardiovascular research via the Scientific Councils' distinguished lectureships, awards, and Young Investigator competitions. Awardees and nominees for the Young Investigator competitions for 1996 are as follows.
Council on Cardiovascular Nursing New Investigator Award: Lynn V. Doering, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing, Los Angeles, Calif; Kathleen L. Grady, Rush-Presbyterian–St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Ill; and Julie A. Johnson (winner), Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill (Fig ⇓1).
Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award in Epidemiology and Prevention for Investigators in Training: Alan J. Flint (winner), University of California, San Francisco, Calif; Janet E. Fulton, University of Texas–Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Tex; Robert L. McNamara, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md (Fig ⇓2).
Irvine H. Page Arteriosclerosis Research Awards for Young Investigators: Vincente Andres-Garcia, St Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, Mass; David A. Dichek, Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco, Calif; David K.M. Han, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich; Andrew P. Levy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass; and MacRae F. Linton (winner), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn (Fig ⇓3).
Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prizes for Young Investigators: Jeffrey R. Balser (winner), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md; Heping Cheng, Gerontology Research Center, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore, Md; Chiaki Hidai, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, Tenn; Steven O. Marx, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY; and Deepak Srivastava, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Tex (Fig ⇓4).
Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Radiology: winner Mark A. Fogel, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pa (Fig ⇓5).
Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Awards in Cardiovascular Integrated Physiology: Roger J. Hajjar (winner), Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass; Mitsunori Iwase, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass; Rupak Mukherjee, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; Koichi Node, Osaka University, Japan; and Catherine Y. Wang, Columbia University, New York, NY (Fig ⇓6).
Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Awards: Djillali Annane, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches, France; Christopher J. Cooper, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass; Emile G. Daoud, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich; Stefan Neubauer, Medizinische Universitätsklinik, Würzburg, Germany; and Gary E. Newton (winner), Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Fig ⇓7).
The Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Prizes in Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care: John Frederick Schmedtje, Jr, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Tex (Fig ⇓8).
Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Awards: winner Vivek Rao, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Fig ⇓9).
Young Investigator Prizes in Thrombosis: Jane E. Freedman, Boston University, Boston, Mass; Jian-Ning Liu, Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass; Ulhas P. Naik (winner), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; and Hanne B. Ravn, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark (Fig ⇓10).
Named lecturers for 1996 were, for the Lewis A. Conner Memorial Lecture, Charles H. Hennekens, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Young Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass; for the Sol Sherry Lecture in Thrombosis, George J. Broze, Jr, Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Mo; for the Thrombosis Distinguished Lecture, Alexander Tulinsky, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich; for the Paul Dudley White International Lecture, David T. Kelly, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia; for the George Lynn Duff Memorial Lecture, Ana Jones, University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Urbana, Ill; for the Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecture, Alberto Nasjletti, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY; for the William W.L. Glenn Lecture, C. Walton Lillehei, University of Minnesota Medical School, St Paul, Minn; for the Ancel Keys Lecture, Herman A. Tyroler, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; for the Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecture, Homayoun Kazemi, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass; for the Laennec Society Invited Lecture, Robert O. Bonow, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Ill; for the Charles T. Dotter Memorial Lecture, Julius H. Grollman, Jr, Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, and UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif; for the Alexander S. Nadas Lecture, Ronald M. Lauer, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa; and for the George E. Brown Memorial Lecture, Thomas W. Smith (Fig ⇓11), Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Recipients of the AHA Scientific Councils' Distinguished Achievement Awards were David C. Levin, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa, Council on Radiology; James L. Ritchie, Seattle VA Medical Center, Seattle, Wash, Council on Clinical Cardiology; Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, Calif, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; Allen W. Cowley, Jr, Milwaukee, Wis, Council for High Blood Pressure Research; William E. Mitch, Atlanta, Ga, Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease; and Hermes A. Kontos, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va, Stroke Council.
Other notable awardees included Daniel Steinberg (Fig ⇓12), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, Calif, winner of the Research Achievement Award; David E. Clapham, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minn, and Eva J. Neer (Fig ⇓13), Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, winners of the Basic Research Prize; David C. McKinnon, SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, winner of the Council on Circulation Cardiovascular Research Prize; Karyn Holm, Chicago, Ill, winner of the Katharine A. Lembright Award; E. Marsha Elixson, Massachusetts General Hospital, Woburn, Mass, and Anna Gawlinski, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif, winners of the Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Practice Award; Lynn V. Doering, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, Calif, winner of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Heart Failure Research Prize; Ralph Sabetai, San Diego VA Medical Center, San Diego, Calif, winner of the Laennec Special Recognition Award; and Thomas J. Ryan, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass, winner of the James B. Herrick Award (Fig ⇓14).
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