Science News : ATVB 2013 : Friday

Updated:May 6,2013

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Friday, May 3, 2013


Dr. Gary Gibbons
Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Dr. Marlene Rabinowitz
ATVB Keynote Speaker
Dr. David Ginsburg
ATVB Distinguished Speaker
See Dr. Ginsburg's Presentation Slides



Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Prize in Thrombosis

This award recognizes outstanding endeavors by new investigators in fundamental and applied research in thrombosis. The finalists and winner were announced Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the ATVB Council Awards dinner in Orlando, Florida.

Kenneth M. Brinkhaus Award Finalists, ATVB 2013

From left to right: Alan Mast, MD, PhD, Finalist Christopher J. Kuckleburg, Finalist Fadi T. Khasawneh, Winner Lucia Stefanini, Finalist Timothy J. Stalker, Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, ATVB Council Chair.


Irvine H. Page Young Investigator Research Award

This award encourages investigators to continue careers in arteriorclerosis and vascular biology and rcognizes talented investigators at an early or beginning point in their careers. The finalists and winner were announced Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the ATVB Council Awards dinner in Orlando, Florida.


Irvine H. Page Award Finalists, ATVB 2013

From left to right: Catherine Hedrick, PhD, FAHA, Winner Hong Chen, Finalist Ekaterina Koltsova, Finalist Adam Straub, Finalist Kasey Vickers, Nigel Mackman, PhD, FAHA, ATVB Council Chair.


Related Statistics:
  • One in three US adults has high blood pressure - 82% are aware of their condition, 75% are under current treatment, and only 53% of those treated have their hypertension controlled.
  • From 1999 to 2009, the death rate caused by high blood pressure increased 17.1%, and the actual number of deaths rose 43.6%.
  • Approximately 69% of people who have a first heart attack, 77% of those who have a first stroke, and 74% of those who have heart failure have blood pressure greater than140/90 mm Hg.
  • Hypertension is associated with shorter overall life expectancy, shorter life expectancy free of CVD, and more years lived with CVD.
  • Those with blood pressure less than120/80 mm Hg have approximately half the lifetime risk of stroke of subjects with hypertension.
  • Learn more in Heart Disease & Stroke Statistics: 2013 Update.

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