Recipients of the 2017 Early Career Investigator Awards
This is the 12th year of competition for ATVB Early Career Investigator Awards. The Awards recognize articles published in ATVB in 2016 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 12th year of the award, 400 articles were submitted for the Awards. Recipients of the awards are as follows:
Marit Westerterp, PhD, University of Groningen, the 2017 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg Early Career Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for her article “Deficiency of ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters A1 and G1 in Endothelial Cells Accelerates Atherosclerosis in Mice” (ATVB: 2016;36:1328–1337).
Thomas Gremmel, MD, University of Vienna, the 2017 recipient of the Karl Link Early Career Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for his article “Synergistic Inhibition of Both P2Y1 and P2Y12 Adenosine Diphosphate Receptors As Novel Approach to Rapidly Attenuate Platelet-Mediated Thrombosis” (ATVB: 2016;36:501–509).
Sarah De Val, PhD, Oxford University, the 2017 recipient of the Werner Risau Early Career Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for her article “An Intronic Flk1 Enhancer Directs Arterial-Specific Expression via RBPJ-Mediated Venous Repression” (ATVB: 2016;36:1209–1219).
The recipients will be honored at the 18th annual ATVB conference and will receive a plaque, travel support (provided by the ATVB Council), and a check for $2500 (provided by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins).
The Editors congratulate the recipients of the awards for their outstanding articles!
- © 2017 American Heart Association, Inc.