Awards and Named Lecturers at the American Heart Association 70th Scientific Sessions
The 70th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association were held in Orlando, Fla, November 8 through 12, 1997. 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. The awardees and nominees for these distinguished lectureships, awards, and Young Investigator competitions are as follows.
Council on Cardiovascular Nursing New Investigator Award: Sabina DeGeest (second place), Leuven University, Belgium; Barbara Drew (first place), University of California, San Francisco; and Shirley Moore (third place), Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (Fig 1⇓).
Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award in Epidemiology and Prevention for Investigators in Training: Julie Dubnisson (winner), Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC; Amy Hakim, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville; and Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, University of Kuopio, Finland (Fig 2⇓).
Irvine H. Page Arteriosclerosis Research Awards for Young Investigators: Jan Boren (winner), Gladstone Institutes, University of California, San Francisco; Stanley L. Hazen, Washington University, St Louis, Mo; Makoto Kuro-o, National Institute of Neuroscience, Tokyo, Japan; Toyoaki Murohara, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass; and Stephen Sturley, Columbia University, New York, NY (Fig 3⇓).
Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prizes for Young Investigators: Jan-Nian Chen, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Mass; Daniel Garry (winner), University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas; Li Li, Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich; James R. Miller, University of Virginia, Charlottesville; and Ioakim Spyridopoulos, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass (Fig 4⇓).
Melvin Judkins Young Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Radiology: winner, Shiuh-Yung J. Chen, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver (Fig 5⇓).
Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Awards in Cardiovascular Integrated Physiology: James L. Liu, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia; Daniel Pauley (winner), Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md; Alain Rivard, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass; Kalyanam Shivkumar, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Calif; and Masato Tsutsui, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn (Fig 6⇓).
Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Awards: Iris Baumgartner, St Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Boston, Mass; Rainer Boger (winner), Stanford University, Stanford, Calif; Yutaka Otsuji, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston; Vincenzo Pasceri, Catholic University, Rome, Italy; and Hideki Watanabe, University of Tsukuba, Japan (Fig 7⇓).
The Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Prizes in Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care: Lawrence A. Garcia, University of Iowa, Iowa City; Craig G. Gelband, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville; Volker Wenzel (winner), University of Ulm, Germany; and Yoshio Yamanouchi, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio (Fig 8⇓).
Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Awards: Edward M. Boyle, Jr, University of Washington, Seattle; Gideon Cohen, The Toronto Hospital, Ontario, Canada; Raul Guzman, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, Calif; Joren Madsen, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Talia B. Spanier, Columbia University, New York, NY; and Y. Joseph Woo (winner), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Fig 9⇓).
Young Investigator Prizes in Thrombosis: shared by cowinners Nicholas Schworak, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Cambridge, Mass, and Andrew S. Weyrich, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Fig 10⇓).
Named lecturers for 1996 were, for the Lewis A. Conner Memorial Lecture, David A. Satcher, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Ga; for the Sol Sherry Lecture in Thrombosis, Shaun Caughlin, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco; for the Paul Dudley White International Lecture, Marie-Germain Bousser, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France; for the George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecture, Angelo M. Scanu, University of Chicago, Ill; for the Lewis K. Dahl Memorial Lecture, L. Gabriel Navar, Tulane University, New Orleans, La; for the William W.L. Glenn Lecture, Andrew S. Wechsler, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond; for the Ancel Keys Lecture, Ralph S. Paffenbarger, Jr, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif; for the Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecture, Lewis J. Rubin, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore; for the Laennec Society Invited Lecture, William J. McKenna, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK; for the Charles T. Dotter Memorial Lecture, Stanley Baum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; for the George E. Brown Memorial Lecture, James T. Willerson, University of Texas Medical Center, Houston (Fig 11⇓); and for the William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecture, Robert Langer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. This year also marked the first year for the Thomas W. Smith Memorial Lecture, which was given by Arthur Lee, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass.
AHA Scientific Councils’ Distinguished Achievement Awards
Recipients of the AHA Scientific Councils’ Distinguished Achievement Awards were Valentin Fuster, Mt Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, Council on Clinical Cardiology; William H. Barry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Council on Basic Science; James H. Moller, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Council on Cardiovascular Disease and the Young; and Martha N. Hill, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing.
Other notable awardees included Aubrey E. Taylor, University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Mobile (Fig 12⇓), and Thomas W. Smith (posthumously) (Fig 13⇓), winners of the Research Achievement Award; Mark T. Keating, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Fig 14⇓) and Lewis T. “Rusty” Williams, Cardiovascular Research Institute, San Francisco, Calif (Fig 15⇓), winners of the Basic Research Prize; Laura L. Hayman, Cleveland, Ohio, winner of the Katharine A. Lembright Award; Christine Seidman, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass, winner of the Edgar Haber Cardiovascular Medicine Research Award; Barbara Leeper, Dallas, Tex, winner of the Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing Clinical Practice Award; Anna Gawlinski, Los Angeles, Calif, winner of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing Heart Failure Research Prize; Karen A. Fagan, University of Colorado, Denver, winner of the 1997 Best Abstract Award; J. Michael Criley, Torrance, Calif, winner of the Laennec Special Recognition Award; and Douglas P. Zipes, University of Indianapolis, Ind, winner of the James B. Herrick Award (Fig 16⇓).
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