Recipients of the 2015 Early Career Investigator Awards
This is the tenth year of competition for ATVB Early Career Investigator Awards. The Awards recognize articles published in ATVB in 2014 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 tenth year of the award, 475 articles were submitted for the Awards. Recipients of the awards are as follows:
Laurent Yvan-Charvet, PhD, INSERM, the 2015 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg Early Career Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for his article “Deficiency of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter B6 in Megakaryocyte Progenitors Accelerates Atherosclerosis in Mice” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34:751–758).
Judith Cosemans, PhD, Maastricht University, the 2015 recipient of the Karl Link Early Career Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for her article “Factor XII Regulates the Pathological Process of Thrombus Formation on Ruptured Plaques” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34:1674–1680).
Heidi Noels, PhD, RWTH Aachen University, the 2015 recipient of the Werner Risau Early Career Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for her article “Deficiency of Endothelial Cxcr4 Reduces Reendothelialization and Enhances Neointimal Hyperplasia After Vascular Injury in Atherosclerosis-Prone Mice” (Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014;34:1209–1220).
The recipients will be honored at the 16th 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!
- © 2015 American Heart Association, Inc.