Recipients of the 2016 Early Career Investigator Awards
This is the 11th year of competition for ATVB Early Career Investigator Awards. The Awards recognize papers published in ATVB in 2015 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 11th year of the award, 400 papers were submitted for the Awards. Recipients of the awards are as follows:
Jenny Link, PhD, University of California-Los Angeles, the 2016 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg Early Career Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for her paper “Increased HDL cholesterol levels in mice with XX versus XY sex chromosomes.” ATVB. 2015;35:1778–1786.
Thomas Hoefer, PhD, Barts & The London School of Medicine, the 2016 recipient of the Karl Link Early Career Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for his paper “Drug-free platelets can act as seeds for aggregate formation during antiplatelet therapy.” ATVB. 2015;35:2122–2133.
Lars Maegdefessel, MD, PhD, Karolinska Institute, the 2016 recipient of the Werner Risau Early Career Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for his paper “Local microRNA modulation using a novel anti-miR-21–eluting stent effectively prevents experimental in-stent restenosis.” ATVB. 2015;35:1945–1953.
The recipients will be honored at the 17th 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 papers!
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