Cardiovascular Section Awards
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The Carl J. Wiggers Award is in honor of the Cardiovascular Section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers, whose research defined fundamental pressure-flow relationships in the cardiovascular system. In addition to publishing definitive texts in circulatory physiology, Dr. Wiggers founded Circulation Research and trained numerous future department heads as well as several presidents of the APS. 

The Wiggers award is presented to a scientist who is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the APS, who has made outstanding contributions to cardiovascular research throughout their career, has been an active and committed member of the section, and who will attract outstanding new members to the Cardiovascular Section from the United States and abroad. 

The Wiggers awardee will receive a $1,000 honorarium, a featured topic selected by the awardee plus complimentary registration to the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting at which the featured topic will be presented.

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS-CV Section awards website by February 5, 2018 to be considered for the 2019 award.

Previous Winners are listed on the APS Cardiovascular Section website:
http://www.the-aps.org/mm/awards/sections/cvsecs 

 Application package: 
-Biosketch in the current NIH format including descriptions of the applicant's contributions to cardiovascular research and no more than 15 most prominent publications
-2 Letters of Nomination: one from a past or current trainee, and the other of the applicant’s choice
Please note that materials in excess (eg., inclusion of extra letters beyond 2 required letters or inclusion of curriculum vitae) will be excluded from evaluation. 



The Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship is in honor of one of the most distinguished members of the Cardiovascular Section, Robert M. Berne, whose research focused on the local chemical regulation of tissue blood flow, with an emphasis on understanding the role of adenosine and how it elicits vasodilation. This award is presented to an emerging leader in cardiovascular research whose current research is particularly stimulating, such that the presentation of this work would contribute to interest in, and growth of, the Cardiovascular Section. The applicant need not be a current member or fellow of the CV Section but should be in a peak career stage of research innovation and productivity.

The Berne Lectureship awardee will receive a $1,000 honorarium, a lecture describing their research, plus complimentary registration to the 2019 Experimental Biology meeting at which they present their lecture.

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS-CV Section awards website by February 5, 2018 to be considered for the 2019 award.

Previous Winners are listed on the APS Cardiovascular website:
http://www.the-aps.org/mm/awards/sections/cvsecs

Application package: 
-Biosketch in the current NIH format including descriptions of the applicant's contributions to cardiovascular research and no more than 15 most prominent publications
-2 Letters of Nomination: one from a past or current trainee, and the other of the applicant’s choice. 
Please note that materials in excess (eg., inclusion of extra letters beyond 2 required letters or curriculum vitae) will be excluded from evaluation. 



The Cardiovascular Section Clinical Science Young Investigator Award is sponsored by Portland press. This award recognizes an outstanding junior investigator involved in cardiovascular research, with a focus on translational science and medicine (linking basic science to disease mechanisms). To be eligible, the investigator must have earned an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree within the past 5 years, be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation in the Cardiovascular Section, and have submitted a first-authored abstract to the Experimental Biology Meeting. It is expected that the awardee will attend the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting and present his or her research.

The Clinical Science Young Investigator Awardee will receive a $500 cash prize plus a complimentary personal subscription to Clinical Science online
 (http://www.clinsci.org/).

The candidate must upload on the APS-CV Section awards website their NIH-style biosketch including descriptions of the applicant's contributions to cardiovascular research, with a focus on translational science and medicine, and no more than 15 most representative publications, and a first- or senior-authored abstract from their laboratory that will be presented at 2018 EB meeting. The awardee must attend the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting in order to collect the cash prize. 

The awardee will be recognized at the Cardiovascular Section Banquet during the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting. 

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS-CV Section awards website by December 7, 2017

Application package:
-Biosketch in the current NIH format including descriptions of the applicant's contributions to cardiovascular research and no more than 15 most prominent publications
-Abstract number
-Abstract first author’s full name
-PDF of abstract submission 



 
The Cardiovascular Section New Investigator Award was founded by the APS in 2002 and is made possible by the generous support of APS Strategic Partner, ADInstruments.  This award recognizes outstanding investigators in the early stages of their career who have made meritorious contributions to the scientific areas represented by the Cardiovascular Section of the APS. Candidates must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation in the Cardiovascular Section and should not be above the rank of Assistant Professor or a comparable position in a research track at an academic institution or in industry. 

The New Investigator awardee will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus complimentary registration to the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting.

The candidate must upload on the APS-CV Section awards website their NIH-style biosketch including descriptions of the applicant's contributions to cardiovascular research and no more than 15 most representative publications, and a first- or senior-authored abstract from their laboratory that will be presented at 2018 EB meeting.

Candidates will be judged on their abstract, new research development(s), how their new area of investigation relates to the Cardiovascular Section, and evidence of their independence and promise (funding, peer review activities, etc.). The awardee must attend the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting in order to collect the cash prize. 

The awardee will be recognized at the Cardiovascular Section Banquet during the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting. 

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS-CV Section awards website by December 7, 2017

 Application package:
-Biosketch in the current NIH format including descriptions of the applicant's contributions to cardiovascular research and no more than 15 most prominent publications
-Abstract number
-PDF of abstract submission
-Abstract First Author’s full name


 Outstanding Trainee Awards

The Cardiovascular Section Outstanding Postdoctoral Trainee Award was founded by the APS in 2017 and is made possible by the generous support of APS Strategic Partner, ADInstruments. The award recognizes outstanding postdoctoral trainees who are on a trajectory to make meritorious contributions to the scientific areas represented by the Cardiovascular Section of the APS. Candidates must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation in the Cardiovascular Section and should be classified as a post-doctoral fellow (or equivalent) within an academic institution or in industry.

The Outstanding Postdoctoral Trainee awardee will orally present their research in the Young Investigator Symposium and will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus complimentary registration to the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting, up to $250 travel reimbursement and a ticket to the annual CV Section banquet. Second and third place applicants will also present in the Outstanding Trainee Symposium and will receive a $250 cash prize (made possible by support FujiFilm VisualSonics, Inc.), up to $250 travel reimbursement plus complimentary registration to the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting and a ticket to the annual banquet of the CV Section.

Application Process: The candidate must upload on the APS-CV Section awards website an NIH-style biosketch and a first-author abstract that they will present at Experimental Biology to the APS website. The biosketch should include a listing of the applicant’s publications (may include abstracts) and a brief narrative describing the applicants training plan and how this plan will enable the applicant to address important unanswered questions in cardiovascular physiology in health and disease.

Candidates will be judged on their abstract, their oral presentation in the Young Investigator Symposium, their potential for development into an independent investigator, and how their ongoing and proposed future areas of investigation relate to the Cardiovascular Section. Service to the APS and CV Section will also be considered during the application evaluation process.

The awardee must attend and present their research at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting and attend Cardiovascular Section Banquet to collect the cash prize. The awardee will be recognized at the Cardiovascular Section Banquet during the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting.

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS website by December 7, 2017.

Application Package for Outstanding Postdoctoral Trainee Award:
• Letter from advisor, postdoctoral mentor, or Department Chair supporting the candidate.
• Biosketch in the current NIH format including descriptions of the applicant's training plan, how this training plan will help them address important unanswered questions in cardiovascular physiology, service to APS/CV Section, and a list of publications including abstracts.
• Abstract number
• PDF of submitted abstract
• Abstract First Author’s full name

The Cardiovascular Section Outstanding Graduate Student Trainee Award was founded by the APS in 2017 and is made possible by the generous support of FujiFilm VisualSonics, Inc. The award recognizes outstanding graduate student trainees who are on a trajectory to make meritorious contributions to the scientific areas represented by the Cardiovascular Section of the APS. Candidates must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation in the Cardiovascular Section and should be classified as a graduate student (or equivalent) within an academic institution.

The Outstanding Graduate Student Trainee awardee will orally present their research in the Young Investigator Symposium and will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus complimentary registration to the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting, up to $250 travel reimbursement and a ticket to the annual CV Section banquet. Second and third place applicants will also present in the Outstanding Trainee Symposium and will receive a $250 cash prize (made possible by support FujiFilm VisualSonics, Inc.), up to $250 travel reimbursement plus complimentary registration to the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting and a ticket to the annual banquet of the CV Section.

Application Process: The candidate must upload on the APS-CV Section awards website an NIH-style biosketch and a first-author abstract that they will present at Experimental Biology to the APS website. The biosketch should include a listing of the applicant’s publications (may include abstracts) and a brief narrative describing the applicants training plan and how this plan will enable the applicant to address important unanswered questions in cardiovascular physiology in health and disease.

Candidates will be judged on their abstract, their oral presentation in the Young Investigator Symposium, their potential for development into an independent investigator, and how their ongoing and proposed future areas of investigation relate to the Cardiovascular Section. Service to the APS and CV Section will also be considered during the application evaluation process.

The awardee must attend and present their research at the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting and attend the Cardiovascular Section Banquet to collect the cash prize. The awardee will be recognized at the Cardiovascular Section Banquet during the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting.

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS website by December 7, 2017.

Application Package Outstanding Graduate Trainee Award:
• Letter from Advisor, Graduate Director, or Department Chair supporting the candidate.
• Biosketch in the current NIH format including descriptions of the applicant's training plan, how this training plan will help them address important unanswered questions in cardiovascular physiology, service to APS/CV Section, and a list of publications including abstracts.
• Abstract number
• PDF of submitted abstract
• Abstract First Author’s full name



The Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Awards are designed to encourage submission of abstracts to the Experimental Biology meetings from junior investigators (i.e., doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows) and are made possible, in part, by the generous support of Data Sciences International (DSI). To be eligible, doctoral students must be engaged in their dissertation research while postdoctoral fellows must have earned an MD, PhD or equivalent degree within the past 5 years. Applicants must be an APS member in good standing with a primary affiliation in the Cardiovascular Section and have submitted a first-authored abstract to the Experimental Biology Meeting. 

Research Recognition awardees will receive a $500 cash prize plus complimentary registration to the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting.

It is expected that awardees will attend the Experimental Biology meeting and present their research. Up to nine Research Recognition Awards will be made each year based upon those abstracts judged to be most meritorious. The awardee must attend the Experimental Biology meeting in order to collect the cash prize.

The awardee will be recognized at the Cardiovascular Section Banquet during the 2018 Experimental Biology meeting. 

Eligible individuals should submit their application electronically through the APS website by December 7, 2017.

Application package:
-Abstract number
-PDF of abstract submission
-Abstract First Author’s full name





The Gabor Kaley Memorial Lectureship Award

The annual Gabor Kaley Lectureship Award is a joint initiative of the Microcirculatory Society (MCS) and the Cardiovascular Section (CVS) of the AmericanPhysiological Society (APS). The Gabor Kaley Memorial  Lectureship Award recognizes an outstanding contributor to the field of microcirculatory physiology/pathophysiology, who is noted for the quality of his/her research and who has demonstrated commitment to the development and training of junior scientists. 

The Gabor Kaley Memorial Lectureship Award is named in honor of Dr. Gabor Kaley, who devoted his professional career equally to two pursuits: advancing microcirculatory research and development and training of young scientists, encouraging them to investigate important problems in microvascular physiology and pathophysiology. Dr. Kaley published more than 200 articles, including a seminal article that lead to the discovery of the biological role of prostaglandins. He has trained numerous leaders in the field of microcirculatory research. He and his disciples made invaluable scientific contributions to the fields of vascular regulation and microcirculation, including but not limited to, enhancing our understanding of the role of prostaglandins, nitric oxide, and mechanotransduction of pressure and shear stress in the physiologic and pathologic control of the microcirculation. 

Awardees of the Lectureship receive travel expenses (up to $2,000) to attend Experimental Biology, complementary registration for Experimental Biology, a $1,000 honorarium and a framed certificate commemorating the Award. The award is presented at the annual meeting of the MCS and APS at Experimental Biology, and the awardee is invited to present a one hour featured lecture on his/her research followed by short presentations by trainees or early career investigators on related topics. The awardee is expected to publish his/her formal lecture in the American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology as a 'Highlighted Manuscript'.

Establishment & Support

This lectureship was endowed in 2014 by a generous donation by the family of Dr. Kaley. 

Rules & Eligibility

Nominations are open to anyone doing research in the field of Microvascular Physiology and Pathophysiology. Although desirable, membership in MCS and/or APS/Cardiovascular Section is not required. The lectureship shall be for outstanding contributions to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of Microvascular Physiology and Pathophysiology. Demonstrated commitment to development and training of junior scientists also is important. Nominations are active for three years.

Nomination & Selection Process

Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017
The nomination package must include:
A formal nomination letter emphasizing the qualifications of the nominee.
A current Curriculum Vitae.
Up to two seconding letters.
A list of up to 5 recent papers (with PMIDs) highlighting the nominee’s recent research.

Emphasis should be on the nominee’s recent work on Microvascular Physiology and Pathophysiology. The nominator does not have to be a MCS or APS member.  Anyone, except members of the selection committee, may submit one nomination or one seconding letter for the Gabor Kaley Lectureship Award in any given year. Self-nominations are not accepted. Please do not nominate a person for the same work or achievements for which they have already received a MCS or APS Society level award.

2018 Joint APS/MCS Kaley Award Selection Committee Members (in alphabetical order)
Anne Dorrance, PhD (CVS) - 2020 
William F. Jackson, PhD (Chair, CVS) - 2019 (non-voting unless there is a tie)
Akos Koller, MD, PhD  - 2019 
Lee Murfee, Ph.D. (Co-Chair, MCS) - 2020 (non-voting)
Farah Sheikh, Ph.D.  (CVS) - 2019
Karen Stokes, Ph.D. (MCS) - 2018
Johnathan Tune, PhD (CVS) - 2018
Zoltan Ungvari, MD, PhD (MCS) - 2020

Please submit nominations by email to Dr. William F. Jackson as a single pdf file (jacks783@msu.edu).

Past Awardees:

  • 2017 Ann Marie Schmidt, M.D. Dr. Iven Young Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Pathology, New York University, New York, NY, USA
  • 2016 Sussan Nourshargh, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
  • 2015 Mark T. Nelson, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Inaugural Kaley Featured Topic:
  • 2014 Chair-Irving Zucker, Ph.D., Theodore F. Hubbard, Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Chair, Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE, USA

Serving a diverse and inclusive community of microcirculatory physiologists and vascular biologists worldwide is a primary goal for the MCS and APS CV Section. Nominations of qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.
 






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