Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)
Award Deadline: April 22, 2015 through June 16, 2015
|The 3CPR Max Harry Weil Award was established in 2012. The award acknowledges the accomplishments of young investigators and to encourage investigators to continue their research in biomedical sciences relevant to the mission and scope of the 3CPR council.|
This award honors the memory of Max Harry Weil, MD, PhD, considered the “father of critical care medicine” and a pioneer in 3CPR science.
Weil, died on July 29, 2011, at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif, at the age of 84. He was an acclaimed physician who received numerous accolades in the cardiology and critical care field. He was the founding president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine; a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a master fellow of the College of Chest Physicians; a master of the American College of Physicians; and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He was the author or coauthor of more than 1,300 articles, chapters and books, and held more than two dozen patents.
Born in Switzerland and raised in Germany, Weil came to New York as a child and ultimately earned his doctorate in medicine at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a PhD in physiology at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He came to California in the 1950s and opened the state’s first heart catheterization facility at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte. Weil spent 23 years on faculty at USC and working at L.A.’s County Hospital and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, opening one of the first intensive care units in the nation. He started the Institute of Critical Care Medicine in 1959. Later, he chaired the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, and headed its cardiology and critical care divisions. In 2004, he was awarded the AHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiac Resuscitation Science. Dr. Weil was recognized by the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine in 2009. He personally trained more than 400 physician and bioengineering fellows from all over the world, and at the time of his death was still teaching CPR, designing research projects and supervising the education of research fellows in 3CPR science. His life and his work were dedicated to pioneering research and tough but caring mentorship to any and all young investigators interested in 3CPR science. This award, issued in his name, will preserve and grow that vision for future generations.
Finalists will be honored and a winner will be named at the annual council dinner at AHA Scientific Sessions in November.
2014 Winner: Kotaro Kida
2013 Winner: Zachary Goldberger
2012 Winner: Theresa Olasveengen
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