Recipients of the 2006 New Investigator Awards
This is the first year of competition for ATVB New Investigator Awards. The Awards are for papers published in ATVB in 2005 that were submitted by new investigators and judged to be the most outstanding in the Atherosclerosis/Lipoprotein, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology sections of the journal. The three awards are named for Dr Daniel Steinberg, who devised a method to determine the site of degradation of the proteins and lipids of a lipoprotein, which led to the concept of selective uptake of cholesterol and apoprotein that characterizes the reverse cholesterol transport pathway; Dr Karl Link, who identified dicoumarol as the hemorrhagic factor in spoiled sweet clover hay, and then developed dicoumarol and warfarin as anticoagulant drugs; and Dr Werner Risau, who formulated key concepts for the regulation of angiogenesis, challenged the prevailing dogmas about angiogenic factors, and proposed the now accepted hypothesis that several growth factors act sequentially to mediate vasculogenesis, angiogenesis, and vascular remodeling.
In the first year of the award, 390 papers were eligible for the Awards.
Ian del Conde, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, received the 2006 Karl Link New Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for his article “Effect of P-Selectin on Phosphatidylserine Exposure and Surface-Dependent Thrombin Generation on Monocytes” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2005;25;1065–1070).
Heike Methe, MD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the 2006 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg New Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for his article “Statins Decrease Toll-Like Receptor 4 Expression and Downstream Signaling in Human CD14+ Monocytes” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2005;25;1439–1445).
Takayoshi Suganami, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, is the 2006 recipient of the Werner Risau New Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for his article “A Paracrine Loop Between Adipocytes and Macrophages Aggravates Inflammatory Changes,” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2005;25;2062–2068).
Each recipient will be honored at the 7th Annual Conference on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology and will receive travel support (provided by the ATVB Council), a plaque, and check for $2500, provided by Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
The Editors congratulate the recipients of the Awards for their outstanding papers!