Recipients of the 2010 New Investigator Awards
This is the fifth year of competition for the New Investigator Awards in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. The awards recognize articles published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in 2009 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 3 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 fifth year of the award, 655 articles were submitted for the awards. Recipients of the awards are as follows:
Ferhana Y. Ali, Imperial College of Medicine, the 2010 recipient of the Karl Link New Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for her article “Antiplatelet Actions of Statins and Fibrates Are Mediated by PPARs” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009;29:706–711).
Yanfei Wang, Peking University First Hospital, the 2010 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg New Investigator Award inAtherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for her article “Role of Hydrogen Sulfide in the Development of Atherosclerotic Lesions in Apolipoprotein-E Knockout Mice” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009;29:173–179).
Mathieu-Benoît Voisin, Queen Mary University of London, the 2010 recipient of the Werner Risau New Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for his article “Monocytes and Neutrophils Exhibit Both Distinct and Common Mechanisms in Penetrating the Vascular Basement Membrane in Vivo” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2009;29:1193–1199).
The recipients will be honored at the 11th Annual Conference on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology; and will receive a plaque, travel support (provided by the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology Council), and a check for $2500, provided by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
The editors congratulate the recipients of the awards for their outstanding articles!