Recipients of the 2018 Early Career Investigator Awards
This is the 13th year of competition for ATVB Early Career Investigator Awards. The Awards recognize articles published in ATVB in 2017 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 13th year of the award, 400 articles were submitted for the Awards. Recipients of the awards are as follows:
Mireille Ouimet, PhD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the 2018 recipient of the Daniel Steinberg Early Career Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins, for her article “microRNA-33 Regulates Macrophage Autophagy in Atherosclerosis” (ATVB: 2017;37:1058–1067).
Reheman Adili, MD, University of Michigan, the 2018 recipient of the Karl Link Early Career Investigator Award in Thrombosis, for his article “First Selective 12-LOX Inhibitor, ML355, Impairs Thrombus Formation and Vessel Occlusion In Vivo With Minimal Effects on Hemostasis” (ATVB: 2017;37:1828–1839).
Leena Panneerseelan Bharath, PhD, Boston University, the 2018 recipient of the Werner Risau Early Career Investigator Award in Vascular Biology, for her article “Endothelial Cell Autophagy Maintains Shear Stress–Induced Nitric Oxide Generation via Glycolysis-Dependent Purinergic Signaling to Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase” (ATVB: 2017;37:1646–1656).
The recipients will be honored at the 19th 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!
- © 2018 American Heart Association, Inc.