ISH Awards & Prizes
The Awards Committee assists with the selection of awards to individuals, groups or institutions honoured by the Society. This Committee is chaired by the President of the Society (or nominee) and has at least four other members of whom one is the Secretary of the Society. The Awards Committee will assess applications equally on their merits and eligibility.
2022 Call for ISH Award Nominations
(Deadline: 30 June 2022)
Nominations are now invited for awards to support basic, clinical and scientific research work into the causes, treatment and prevention of hypertension and associated cardiovascular diseases.
The ISH Awards Committee will make the selection of the awardees. The awards will be presented to the recipients at the time of the 29th Biennial Scientific Meeting of the Society in Kyoto, Japan, 12th to 16th October 2022.
Further awards and prizes will be presented based on high quality abstracts submitted for the ISH 2022 Kyoto Biennial Meeting.
2022 nomination form (to download, complete and return to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Eligibility of Awardees
- Nominations will only be accepted for ISH members, with the exception of the ISH Paul Korner and ISH Honorary Fellow Awards.
- Nominations for previous winners of the following ISH awards are not normally received but might be considered if there is an outstanding independent case for that individual.
- ISH Franz Volhard Award and Lectureship for Outstanding Research
- ISH Robert Tigerstedt Lifetime Achievement Award
- ISH Developing World Award
- ISH Paul Korner Award
- ISH Award of Excellence for Research in Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women
- Current ISH Council members, Awards Committee members, committee and group chairs will not be eligible to receive awards. Members of committees other than those mentioned above may be eligible to receive awards, at the discretion of the ISH Awards Committee (unless previous winners of previous ISH awards – as listed above).
- Award recipients will normally be required to accept awards in person during the ISH Biennial Scientific Meetings. As the Kyoto 2022 meeting is to be held in a hybrid format, remote acceptance of the award and delivering of award lectures (where appropriate) may be acceptable subject to the approval of the Awards Committee.
How to make a nomination
To nominate an individual, the following information should be provided in writing:
- A completed nomination form that will include the information below
- Who is nominated (self-nomination is not acceptable)
- For which award is the nomination
- Justification for nomination
- Name and affiliation of primary and secondary sponsors who are both members of the ISH
- Confirmation that the nominee has agreed to be nominated
- Supporting documentation demonstrating nominee’s eligibility.
- A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae – to be submitted electronically to the Chair of the ISH Awards Committee.
- Those making award nominations must be current ISH members.
- All communication should be addressed to the Chair of the ISH Awards Committee. Email: email@example.com
ISH Franz Volhard Award and Lectureship for Outstanding Research
- This award and lectureship was originally endowed by Farbwerke Hoechst in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Franz Volhard. The ISH currently sponsors this Award.
- The award shall be made to a person or persons who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee of the Society, shall have initiated in the field of hypertension or in a related discipline, a concept which remains of current interest.
- The recipient shall be invited to deliver to the Society a lecture at the ISH Biennial Scientific Meeting on the topic for which the award is bestowed. Award nominators must clearly state the concept that the nominee has initiated which remains of current interest and provide supporting evidence.
2021 Ernesto Schiffrin, Montreal, Canada, 2018 Mark Caulfield, London, UK, 2016 Michel Safar, Paris, France, 2014 Toshiro Fujita, Tokyo, Japan, 2012 J Hall, 2010 G MacGregor, 2008 T Pickering, 2006 G Mancia, 2004 H Gavras, 2002 H Brunner, 2000 L Landsberg, 1998 JP Chalmers, 1996 H de Wardener, 1994 E Muirhead, 1992 C Johnston, 1990 J Shepherd, 1988 L Tobian, 1986 A Zanchetti, 1984 F Gross, 1982 P Korner, 1980 E Haber, 1978 B Folkow, 1976 F Byrom, 1974 G Pickering
ISH Robert Tigerstedt Lifetime Achievement Award
- This award was originally endowed by Merck Sharp & Dohme International in 1974. The ISH currently sponsors this Award.
- The award shall be presented on the recommendation of the Awards Committee of the Society to a person, persons or institution responsible for distinguished work relating to the aetiology, epidemiology, pathology or treatment of high blood pressure.
- The achievements of the recipient should reflect distinguished contributions in research, teaching or clinical activities and successful mentorship of younger colleagues.
2021 Jan A. H. Staessen, Leuven, Belgium, 2018 Morris Brown, London, UK , 2016 Tony Heagerty, Manchester, UK, 2014 John Funder, Melbourne, Australia, 2012 L LIU, China, 2010 J Danser, Netherlands, 2008 F Luft, Germany, 2006 RP Lifton, 2004 P Corvol, 2002 M Safar, 2000 M Esler, 1998 JE Hall, 1996 G Mancia, 1994 Cardiovascular Research Center, Iowa USA: F Abboud / G DiBona / D Heistad / A Mark, 1992 J de Champlain, 1990 P Sleight, 1988 A Doyle, 1986 YV Postnov / H Losse, 1984 AC Guyton, 1982 E Murihead, 1980 JJ Brown / AF Lever / JIS Robertson, 1978 J Bing, 1976 Florey Institute
ISH Developing World Award
This award is for a researcher in the developing world (resource poor countries, zones and territories defined by HINARI) who has done outstanding work in the region.
2021 Basden Onwubere, Enugu, Nigeria, 2018 Hind Beheiry, 2016 Huhyn Van Minh,2014 Yakoob K. Seedat, 2012 T Jafar, 2010 K Sliwa, 2008 A Damasceno, 2006 T Forrester, 2004 O Akinkugbe, 2002 L Liu
ISH Paul Korner Award
supported by the High Blood Pressure Research Foundation of Australia
- This award was endowed and continues to be funded by the High Blood Pressure Research Foundation of Australia in 2013 to honour the late Paul Korner (internationally renowned expert in the field of hypertension with a special interest in the neuroscience of blood pressure).
- The award shall be presented to a person who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to research on hypertension in the broad field of neuroscience.
2021 Frans Leenen, Ottawa, Canada, 2018 Guido Grassi, 2016 Kamal Rahmouni, 2014 Geoff Head
ISH Distinguished Fellow Award
Members who have given outstanding service to the Society and have made unusually distinguished contributions to experimental and clinical research in hypertension may be nominated to be Distinguished Fellows of the Society.
2021 Cheol-Ho Kim, South Korea, Lars H. Lindholm, Sweden, Franz Messerli, Switzerland and Gianfranco Parati, Italy, 2018 Ernesto Schiffrin, 2016 Kikuo Arakawa, 2016 Lisheng Liu, 2016 Talma Rosenthal, 2016 Alberto Zanchetti, 2014 John E. Hall, 2012 P Korner, 2012 T Ogihara, 2012 Allyn L. Mark, 2010 E O’Brien & J Whitworth, 2008 L Landsberg, 2006 JIS Robertson, 2004 K-H Rahn, 2002 J Chalmers
ISH Honorary Fellow Award
Individuals who have not been Professional Members of the Society but have made extraordinary contributions to the Society or the field of hypertension, in providing long and continuous support of research or of the other activities of the Society, may be nominated to be Honorary Fellows.
2016 Krisela Steyn, 2014 Stuart Spencer, 2014 Jane Reckelhoff, 2012 S Yusuf, 2008 R Horton, 2008 S Mendis
ISH Award of Excellence for Research in Cardiovascular Health and Disease in Women
- The ISH Women in Hypertension Research Committee established this award in 2018 to recognise and encourage research in cardiovascular health and disease in women.
- This award shall be made to a person who, in the opinion of the ISH Awards Committee, has demonstrated a track record of excellent research in the field of cardiovascular health and disease in women and contributed significantly to advancing knowledge in this area.
2021 Louise Pilote, Montreal, Canada, 2018 Kate Denton, Melbourne, Australia
ISH Mid-Career Award for Women Researchers
- 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.
- This award will be given to recognise a woman researcher who is in a mid-career position, 35-45 years of age or 10 full years after postgraduate qualifications.
2021 Francine Marques, Melbourne, Australia, 2018 Audrey Adji, Sydney, Australia
ISH Honour for Senior Women Researchers
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.
2021 Catherine LLorens-Cortes, Paris, France and Empar Lurbe, Valencia, Spain, 2018 Anna Dominiczak, 2016 Bonita Falkner, 2016 Lisheng Liu, 2016 Suzanne Oparil, 2016 Talma Rosenthal, 2016 Ann Soenarta
ISH Austin Doyle Award
- This award was established to make the contribution of Austin Doyle, Past President of the Society and Founding Chairman of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia.
- It will be awarded to a graduate, who is within five years of post-graduate qualification.
- The finalists will be selected from among eligible presenters on the basis of the abstract scores allocated for oral presentations.
- The winner will be selected from shortlisted presentations relevant to clinical medicine by a judging panel consisting of representatives of the Awards Committee, or their representative(s), in an open competition during the Biennial Scientific Meeting.
- The winner must be willing to join the ISH as a member (if not already a member) following receipt of the award. Previous winners of this award are not eligible for nomination a second time.
2021 Ashleigh Craig, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 2018 Mattias Brunstrõm, 2018 Lyudmila Korostovtseva, 2016 Yusuke Kobayashi, 2014 Vikas Kapil, 2012 E Azizan, 2010 W Bosu, 2008 A Grzesiak, 2006 A Schulz, 2004 S Padmanabhan / M Furuhashi, 2002 M Hausberg, 2000 K Narkiewicz, 1998 W Haynes, 1996 C Whorwood, 1994 K Kitamura,
ISH New Investigator Oral Presentation Awards
- These awards were established in 2012 to encourage new investigators and recognise excellence in scientific contribution and are administered by the Awards Committee, with input from the New Investigator Committee.
- They will be awarded at the Biennial Scientific Meetings of the Society to new investigators judged from a group of finalists to have given the best oral and poster presentations at the Biennial Scientific Meetings of the Society.
- The finalists will be selected from among eligible presenters on the basis of scores of their abstracts allocated to oral and poster presentation sessions.
- The presenters must be new investigators undertaking a research higher degree or within ten years of graduation with a doctoral or equivalent qualification.
- The finalists must provide evidence of their research higher degree student status, or the date of their graduation in advance of the Biennial Scientific Meetings.
- The winners will be selected by the Awards Committee, or their representative(s), in an open competition during the Biennial Scientific Meetings.
2021 Winner: Stephanie Cicalese, USA, 2021 Runner Up: Nasheeta Peer, South Africa, 2018 Winner: Fei Wang, 2018 Runner Up: Laure Rouche, 2016 Winner: Wioletta Pijacka, 2016 Runner Up: Francine Marques, 2014 Winner: Lucinda Hilliard, 2014 Runner Up: Muhammad Oneeb Rehman Mian, 2012 A.R. Chade