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APS Announces 2015 Society Lectureship Award Winners

Winners recognized for excellence in physiology to present lectures at Experimental Biology 2015

Boston (March 28, 2014)—The American Physiological Society (APS) today announced the recipients of its 2015 Society Lectureship Awards. APS is pleased to recognize these outstanding honorees who will present their lectures at the Experimental Biology meeting (March 28–April 1, 2015 in Boston).

Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD, director of the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine at the University of Tsukuba is the winner of the Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship. This lectureship is the most prestigious award that APS bestows and recognizes the lifetime achievement of an outstanding physiological scientist and APS member. Dr. Yanagisawa will present his lecture “Solving the Mystery of Sleep: from Orphan Receptors to Forward Genetics” on Saturday, March 28, at 5:30 PM in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) Room 210 BC. 

 

Babette B. LaMarca, PhD, associate professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has won the Henry Pickering Bowditch Award Lectureship for early career achievement. This award honors original and outstanding accomplishments in the field of physiology and is given to an APS member under 42 years of age or who is less than eight years from the start of the first faculty or staff research scientist position beyond postdoctoral training. Dr. LaMarca will present her lecture “Role of Immune Mechanisms in the Pathophysiology of Hypertension and Preeclampsia” on Sunday, March 29, at 5:45 PM in BCEC Room 210 BC.

Jennifer S. Pollock, PhD, professor of medicine in the division of nephrology, professor and co-director of cardio-renal physiology and medicine, and associate director of the Center for Free Radical Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is the winner of the Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award. This award honors an APS member who has made outstanding contributions to physiological research and demonstrated dedication and commitment to mentorship. Schmidt-Nielsen awardees demonstrate excellence in training of young physiologists whether by mentoring, guiding and nurturing their professional and personal development, developing novel education methods and materials, promoting scientific outreach efforts, attracting individuals to the field of physiology, or by otherwise fostering an environment exceptionally conducive to education in physiology. Dr. Pollock will deliver her reflections on mentoring at 12 PM on Monday, March 30, in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Learn more about APS’s EB awards program and the 2015 award recipients on the APS website.

NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: To schedule an interview with a member of the research team, please contact Stacy Brooks (sbrooks@the-aps.org or 240-432-9697).

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About Experimental Biology 2015

Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and exhibitors from six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies. With a mission to share the newest scientific concepts and research findings shaping current and future clinical advances, the meeting offers an unparalleled opportunity for exchange among scientists throughout the United States and the world who represent dozens of scientific areas, from laboratory to translational to clinical research. www.experimentalbiology.org.

About the American Physiological Society (APS)

Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first U.S. society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 11,000 members and publishes 14 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.

Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first U.S. society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 10,500 members and publishes 15 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.

 


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