International Society of Hypertension

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ISH Awards & Prizes

The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) promotes and encourages the advancement of scientific research and knowledge and of its application in all aspects of hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases. The Society offers a number of awards and lectureships at each Biennial Meeting.

A number of these awards are made possible by the specific and general support of our industry supporters, emphasizing their shared vision for the advancement of knowledge and recognition of achievement. The Society is most grateful for this generous support.

AstraZeneca Award

AstraZeneca Award


The award was endowed by Astra Pharmaceuticals AB in 1979. It shall be presented biennially on the recommendation of the Awards Committee of the ISH to a distinguished investigator responsible for outstanding work related to clinical pharmacology and therapy of arterial hypertension.


Distinguished investigator responsible for outstanding work related to clinical pharmacology and therapy of arterial hypertension.

(Award discontinued after the ISH 2016 Biennial Meeting)


Must be a member of the ISH. Nominations for previous winners of any other senior award are not normally received, but might be considered if there is an outstanding independent case for this award. Officers of the Scientific Council of the ISH and members of the ISH Awards Committee are not eligible to be nominated. Exceptionally, other members of the ISH Council maybe eligible.

Past Winners

  • Franz Messerli

    2016 Franz Messerli

    Mount Sinai Health Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Visiting Professor in the Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

  • George Bakris

    2014 George Bakris

    University of Chicago, USA

  • Clinton Webb 2012

    2012 C Webb


  • Peter Sever 2010

    2010 P Sever


  • F Turnbull 2008

    2008 F Turnbull

  • Peter Sever 2006

    2006 S MacMahon

  • 2004 J Staessen

  • 2002 V Dzau (Renamed from Astra Award)

  • 2000 E Frohlich

  • 1998 PA van Zwieten

  • 1996 CE Morgensen

  • 1994 A Amery

  • 1992 H Brunner

  • 1990 L Hansson

  • 1988 F Buhler

  • 1986 CT Dollery

  • 1984 S Julius

  • 1981 R Tarazi

  • 1979 BNC Pritchard

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