Recipients of the 2009 New Investigator Awards
This is the fourth year of competition for ATVB New Investigator Awards. The Awards recognize articles published in ATVB in 2008 that were submitted by new investigators and judged to be the most outstanding in the Atherosclerosis and Lipoproteins, 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 fourth year of the award, 650 papers were submitted for the Awards. Recipients of the awards are:
Owen McCarty, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, the 2009 recipient of the Karl Link New Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for his article “The Thrombin Mutant W215A/E217A Acts As A Platelet GPIb Antagonist” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008;28:329–334). ⇓
José WA van der Hoorn, PhD, TNO BioSciences/LUMC, the 2009 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg New Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for her article “Niacin Increases HDL by Reducing Hepatic Expression and Plasma Levels of Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein in APOE*3Leiden.CETP Mice” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008;28:2016–2022). ⇓
Masabumi Shibuya, MD, PhD, University of Tokyo, the 2009 recipient of the Werner Risau New Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for his article “VEGFR1 Tyrosine Kinase Signaling Promotes Lymphangiogenesis as Well as Angiogenesis Indirectly via Macrophage Recruitment,” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2008;28:658–664). ⇓
The recipients will be honored at the 10th Annual Conference on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, and will receive a plaque, travel support (provided by the ATVB Council), and a check for $2500, provided by Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
The Editors congratulate the recipients of the Awards for their outstanding papers!