Recipients of the 2014 Early Career Investigator Awards
This is the ninth year of competition for ATVB Early Career Investigator Awards. The Awards recognize articles published in ATVB in 2013 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 after 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 ninth year of the award, 625 articles were submitted for the Awards. Recipients of the awards are as follows:
Cédric Le May, PhD, INSERM, the 2014 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg Early Career Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for his article, “Transintestinal Cholesterol Excretion Is an Active Metabolic Process Modulated by PCSK9 and Statin Involving ABCB1” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013;33:1484–1493).
Thomas Colace, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, the 2014 recipient of the Karl Link Early Career Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for his article, “Direct Observation of von Willebrand Factor Elongation and Fiber Formation on Collagen During Acute Whole Blood Exposure to Pathological Flow” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013;33:105–113).
Heather Perry, PhD, University of Virginia, the 2014 recipient of the Werner Risau Early Career Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for her article, “Helix-Loop-Helix Factor Inhibitor of Differentiation 3 Regulates Interleukin-5 Expression and B-1a B Cell Proliferation” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013;33:2771–2779).
The recipients will be honored at the 15th annual ATVB conference 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 articles!
- © 2014 American Heart Association, Inc.