The Anitschkow Prize in Atherosclerosis Research, 2013

The EAS is delighted to announce that the recipient of the Society's prestigious Anitschkow Prize 2013 is Professor Peter Libby, Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Over the past three decades Prof. Libby has made numerous major discoveries that have changed the way we think about the etiology and potential management of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Prof. Libby’s seminal experimental and translational observations on the pathophysiological pathways leading to plaque formation and destabilization have affected our current knowledge of atherosclerosis with far reaching clinical implications. His work will pave the way for new strategies designed to prevent the onset and progression of atherosclerosis in those who do not yet have manifest cardiovascular disease.

Prof. Libby has been a role model, gifted teacher and mentor for a generation of emerging clinical and basic cardiovascular researchers who have been inspired by his ability to translate basic research into clinical setting. This attribute has greatly magnified his contribution to the understanding of atherosclerosis.

To read more about Prof. Libby's major discoveries, click HERE.

Professor Libby will receive the Prize and deliver the Anitschkow Lecture as part of the Opening Ceremony of EAS 2013 Lyon, which is scheduled Sunday June 02, 18.00.

Professor Peter Libby

Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts