Recipients of the 2011 New Investigator Awards
This is the sixth year of competition for the ATVB New Investigator Awards. These Awards recognize papers published in ATVB in 2010 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 sixth year of the award, 645 papers were submitted for the Awards.
Blanca Molins, Hospital de la Santa Creu i, is the 2011 recipient of the Karl Link New Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for her paper “Glucose-Regulated Protein 78 and Platelet Deposition: Effect of Rosuvastatin” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010;30:1246–1252).
Tomoyo Yamashita, Kobe University School of Medicine, is the 2011 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg New Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for his paper “Oral Administration of an Active form of Vitamin D3 (Calcitriol) Decreases Atherosclerosis in Mice by Inducing Regulatory T Cells and Immature Dendritic Cells With Tolerogenic Functions” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010;30:2495–2503).
Ruhul Abid, Harvard Medical School, is the 2011 recipient of the Werner Risau New Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for his paper “Endothelium-Dependent Coronary Vasodilatation Requires NADPH Oxidase-Derived Reactive Oxygen Species” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010;30: 1703–1710).
The recipients will be honored at the 12th Annual Conference on Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, and they will receive travel support (provided by the ATVB Council), a plaque, and a check for $2500, provided by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
The Editors congratulate the recipients of the Awards for their outstanding papers!
- © 2011 American Heart Association, Inc.