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The Anitschkow Prize in Atherosclerosis Research

Nominations welcome 

It is time once again to welcome nominations for the Society's Anitschkow Prize. This prestigious Prize, awarded annually, recognizes outstanding research in the field of atherosclerosis and linked metabolic disturbances. EAS members are welcome to nominate their distinguished colleagues before the closing date of Friday September 30, 2016. See below for criteria & eligibility rules.

The Prize

The recipient of the Prize receives the Anitschkow Medal, an award of ten thousand euros in recognition of their contribution to the study of atherosclerosis, presents the Anitschkow Lecture as part of the Opening Ceremony at EAS Congress, and is invited to write a review for the Society's Journal, Atherosclerosis.

Previous Anitschkow Prize recipients are: Prof. Peter Carmeliet, Belgium (2016), Prof. Aldons “Jake” Lusis, USA (2015), Prof. John Kastelein, The Netherlands, (2014), Prof. Peter Libby, USA (2013), Prof. Terje R Pedersen, Norway (2012), Prof. Philip Barter, Australia (2011), Prof. Michael Brown, USA (2010), Prof. Jean-Claude Fruchart, France (2008), and Prof. Göran Hansson, Sweden (2007).

Award criteria

Nominees should fulfil these criteria:

  • recognized for his/her research in the area of atherosclerosis and linked metabolic disturbances.
  • has made outstanding novel contributions to and an impact on the discipline to date.
  • has an excellent track record of publications in the atherosclerosis area.
  • is currently an active researcher.
  • is eligible according to the table below.


  • Candidate nominations may be submitted by an EAS member, and should be supported (seconded) by a peer.
  • Candidate nominations will be evaluated by an independent review panel, according to the criteria given above.
  • Check the table below to make sure;
    • you are eligible to nominate
    • your nominee is eligible to be considered for the Prize
  • Deadline for nominations: September 30, 2016
  • Nominations should be submitted using the online form.
Table of eligibilities - nominators & nominees
May nominate
Considered eligible if nominated
EC member (current & until 1 year after their term is over) no
Chairs & members of subcommittees
    Congress Committee yes
    Award Committee yes
    Election Committee yes yes
    Education Committee yes yes
    Guidelines & Pharmacotherapy Committee yes yes
Others closely associated with EAS
    Consensus Panel Chair yes yes
    Special Advisor yes yes
    ELC Chair yes yes
    FHSC leadership yes yes
    EC member spouse/partner yes yes
    Journal Editor in Chief and co-editors yes no
    Congress Chair yes yes


  • The Society’s Executive Committee will evaluate whether a nominee meets the criteria of eligibility.
  • Eligible nominations will be reviewed by a panel of independent external reviewers.
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