International Society of Hypertension

Congratulations to the 2018 ISH Award Winners!

Investigators from around the world were honoured at the ISH Awards Ceremony and Lectures session during the 27th Scientific Meeting (Hypertension Beijing 2018), which was held in Beijing, China from 20th to 23rd September 2018.

The ISH is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 awards as follows.

ISH Franz Volhard Award and Lectureship for Outstanding Research

Purpose:              This award and lectureship was endowed by Farbwerke Hoechst in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Franz Volhard.

Recipient:           Mark Caulfield (London, UK)

The 2018 Award was presented in recognition of the fact that Mark Caulfield has led, or co-led, discovery of over 1000 loci influencing blood pressure and made substantial intellectual contributions to discovery genes for other cardiovascular phenotypes.

 Mark Caulfield

 

ISH Robert Tigerstedt Lifetime Achievement Award

Purpose:              The award shall be presented biennially, on the recommendation of the ISH Awards Committee to a person, persons or institution responsible for distinguished work relating to the aetiology, epidemiology, pathology or treatment of high blood pressure.

Recipient:           Morris Brown (London, UK)

Morris Brown is widely acknowledged by his international colleagues to have had an extraordinarily distinguished career in the field of hypertension and have been dedicated to research and practice in the field since joining Colin Dollery’s department at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in 1977. He has become an authority on phaeochromocytoma and is a wonderful champion for training and practice, continuing to inspire PhDs with his passion to do research.

 Morris Brown
 

ISH Developing World Award

Purpose:              This award is for a researcher in the developing world who has done outstanding work in the region.                

Recipient:           Hind Beheiry (Khartoum, Sudan)

Hind Beheiry has an impressive publication record in the field of hypertension and has carried out outstanding work n the developing world, in particular in Sudan.

 Hind Beheiry

 

ISH Paul Korner Award, supported by the High Blood Pressure Research Foundation

Purpose:              This award was endowed by the High Blood Pressure Research Foundation in 2013 to honour the late Paul Korner. Paul Korner was an internationally renowned expert in the field of hypertension with a special interest in the neuroscience of blood pressure. He was a previous recipient of the highest ISH award the Franz Volhard Award and Lectureship for Outstanding Research in 1982. He was awarded a Distinguished Membership of the ISH in 2012. Paul was also the Founding Secretary of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. Through his mentorship, supervision and research activities he fostered the careers of many great clinicians and scientists.

Recipient:           Guido Grassi (Milan, Italy)

It is widely acknowledged by his colleagues that Guido Grassi is a prominent scientist in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases and that he has dedicated his life and research career to the sympathetic nervous system, its pathogenetic importance, assessment and clinical role in various stages of hypertension and hypertensive disease.

 Guido Grassi
 

ISH Distinguished Fellow Award

Members who have given outstanding service to the ISH and have made unusually distinguished contributions to experimental and clinical research in hypertension may be nominated to be distinguished Members of the Society.

Recipient:           Ernesto Schiffrin (Montreal, Canada)

Ernesto Schiffrin has dedicated his life’s work towards service in the field of hypertension and hypertension experimental research. He played a significant role at the ISH as President (2012-2014), on the Executive Committee and as a long-standing member.  Dr. Schiffrin has been President of the Canadian Hypertension Society (1991–92), Chair of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of the American Heart Association (2002–04), President of the InterAmerican Society of Hypertension (2005–07), President of the Quebec Hypertension Society (2009–11), and President of Hypertension Canada (2013-16). He also has contributed to numerous clinical practice guidelines in Canada and internationally.

His research has significantly impacted our understanding of the effect of antihypertensive treatment on vascular remodeling. His pioneering translational work led to the discovery of mechanisms involved in the remodelling of small resistance arteries in experimental and human hypertension. His ground-breaking research demonstrated that antihypertensive therapy electively causes regression of vascular remodelling in hypertensive patients. His seminal studies on angiotensin II, aldosterone and endothelin have elucidated the importance of these hormones in the vascular biology of hypertension. Dr. Schiffrin has also advanced research on the role of the immune system in hypertension.

 Ernesto Schiffrin

ISH Award of Excellence for Research in Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women

Purpose:              The ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee established this award in 2018 to recognise and encourage research in cardiovascular health and disease in women.

Recipient:           Kate Denton (Melbourne, Australia)

Kate Denton is a prominent scientist in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular diseases. She is well known around the world for her work in the study of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and an expert in how sex steroids affect the RAAS, and how these sex differences impact blood pressure control (1-8).

 Kate Denton
 

ISH Mid-Career Award for Women Researchers

Purpose:              The ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee established this award in 2018 to recognise, encourage and inspire women in science and medicine in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases.

Recipient:           Audrey Adji (Sydney, Australia)

Audrey Adji has an impressive publication record in the field of hypertension and has carried out outstanding work whilst being a role model as a woman; settling into a new society and raising a family.

 Audrey Adji
 

ISH Honour for Senior Women Researchers

Purpose:              ISH women members who have given outstanding service to the ISH and / or made exceptionally distinguished contributions to experimental and clinical research in hypertension may be nominated to receive an ISH Honour for Senior Women Researchers. This award was introduced in 2016 by the ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee.

Recipient:           Anna Dominiczak (Glasgow, UK)

Anna Dominiczak is one of the foremost medical researchers. She has made key contributions to our understanding of genetic causes of cardiovascular disease and the development of precision medicine. Amongst her many extraordinary achievements are publications in top medical journals, exceptional research grant income, a remarkable track record in leadership roles (including Editorship of Hypertension) and numerous awards and prizes from internationally recognised academic institutions, learned societies and the public. Professor Dominiczak is one of the most recognised faces of medical research in the world and an outstanding ambassador of scientific excellence in hypertension research.

Professor Dominiczak is also known for her strong support of the next generation of scientists. Many of her trainees and mentees, including those who signed this letter, have worked with Professor Dominiczak at some stage of their careers, benefitted from her support and insight and are now in academic leadership roles.

Professor Dominiczak was a member of the Scientific Council of the ISH (1998-2006) and served as the ISH Secretary (2002-2006).

 Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak
 

ISH Distinguished Mentor Awards

Purpose:              This new Award is an initiative of the ISH Mentorship and Networking Committee and has been established to honour members of the ISH who have made outstanding contributions to the mentoring of students/trainees and/or junior faculty in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

Recipients:        

Jan Danser (Rotterdam, Netherlands) (pictured top right)

James Sharman (Tasmania, Australia)  (pictured bottom right) 

It is widely acknowledged by their colleagues that both James Sharman and Jan Danser foster excellence in research by strongly supporting their mentees (both staff and students), past and present.

 Jan Danser

James Sharman

ISH Austin Doyle Awards supported by Servier Australia

Purpose:              This award was endowed by Servier Australia to mark the contribution of Austin Doyle, Past‑President of the ISH and Founding Chairman of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia. It is awarded to a graduate, who is within 5 years of post-graduate qualification.

 

Recipients:        

Mattias Brunstrὃm (Umeå, Sweden) (pictured top right)

Lyudmila Korostovtseva (St Petersburg, Russia) (pictured bottom right) 

 Mattias Brunstrom

Lyudmila Korostovtseva

ISH New Investigator Oral Presentation Awards

Purpose:              These awards were established in 2012 to encourage New Investigators and recognise excellence in scientific contribution at the ISH Biennial Scientific Meetings and will be awarded to New Investigators judged from a group of finalists to have given the best oral presentations.

 

Recipients: 

  • ISH New Investigator Oral Presentation Award Winner

Fei Wang (USA, China) (pictured top right)

 

  • ISH New Investigator Oral Presentation Runner Up

Laure Rouch (France) (pictured bottom right)

 Fei Wang

Laure Rouch

 

ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Awards

Purpose:              These awards were established in 2012 to encourage New Investigators and recognise excellence in scientific contribution at the ISH Biennial Scientific Meetings and will be awarded to New Investigators judged from a group of finalists to have given the best poster presentations.         

  • ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Award Winner BASIC

Yuya Akagi (Japan)

  • ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Award Winner BASIC Runner Up

Priscilla Prestes (Australia)

  • ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Award Winner CLINICAL

Troy Puar (Singapore)

  • ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Award Winner CLINICAL Runner Up

Francesca Saladini (Italy)

  • ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Award Winner POPULATION

Rik Olde Engberink (Netherlands)

  • ISH New Investigator Poster Presentation Award Winner POPULATION Runner Up

Qianhui Guo (China)

 NIC Poster Award Winners 2018

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