Winners of the EAS Young Investigator Awards
The EAS Young Investigator Awards for Outstanding Publications are annual prizes to recognize distinction shown by young scientists in publications that contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field of atherosclerosis and linked metabolic disturbances
The winners of the EAS Young Investigator Awards for Outstanding Publications during 2015 are:
- Steve Poirier, Canada - for the publication “GRP94 Regulates Circulating Cholesterol Levels through Blockade of PCSK9-Induced LDLR Degradation” published in Cell Reports
Cell Reports 2015, 13, 2064–2071
- Joost Besseling, The Netherlands - for the publication “Association between familial hypercholesterolemia and prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus” published in MA
JAMA. 2015;313(10):1029-1036. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.1206
Congratulations to them both!
Each recipient will receive a prize of € 2000 and will present their work at the annual EAS Congress (Young Investigator Award session, Monday May 30, at 15.45.)
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To the congress EAS 2016, Innsbruck >>
Recent Journal Highlights
EAS regularly publish highlighted articles from the Atherosclerosis journal by Simona Negrini and Arnold von Eckardstein (Editor–in-Chief). In the March Issue, Volume 246, , Negrini and von Eckardstein highlights and comments on a number of articles:
Myeloid interferon-γ receptor deficiency does not affect atherosclerosis in LDLR-/- miceby Boshuizen et al.
Cosegregation of serum cholesterol with cholesterol intestinal absorption markers in families with primary hypercholesterolemia without mutations in LDLR, APOB, PCSK9 and APOE genes by Baila-Rueda et al.
Improvement in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease severity is associated with a reduction in carotid intima-media thickness progression, by Bhatia et al.
Lipid lowering drug therapy in patients with coronary heart disease from 24 European countries – Findings from the EUROASPIRE IV survey by Reiner et al.
The newsletter also includes a review article by Rotllan et al., "microRNAs in lipoprotein metabolism and cardiometabolic disorders".
To the Atherosclerosis highlights and review article >>
EAS Election 2016 - time to start nominating candidates
During April 2016 we will be inviting nominations for three Executive Committee member positions and the office of Vice President. The Society's election timetable and procedures are now available.
We are looking for individuals who:
- are committed and active members of EAS
- regularly attend EAS Congress
- have been involved with EAS activities
- are actively involved in research in the atherosclerosis field
- have an excellent scientific record
- would be committed to carry out duties of Executive Committee membership, including attending Executive Committee meetings
The duties of each post are described on the Society website. Within the leadership of the Society we seek balance in terms of area of scientific expertise, geographical region and gender
Please consider whether you know anyone who would be a suitable candidate. Nomination will be via the Society website during the month of April.
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