Bolli adds another award from APS
Dr. Roberto Bolli, chief of the University of Louisville Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was named the recipient of the 2011 Carl J. Wiggers Award by the American Physiological Society.
Add another trophy to the case for the University of Louisville's Dr. Roberto Bolli.
Already selected to receive the 2011 Walter B. Cannon Award, the highest honor of the American Physiological Society, Bolli has also garnered the Carl J. Wiggers Award, presented to a scientist who is a fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of APS who has made a lifetime of outstanding and lasting contributions throughout his/her career to cardiovascular research.
This marks the first time in APS history that both awards were won by the same person in the same year.
Bolli, chief of the University of Louisville Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the U of L Institute for Molecular Cardiology, will receive both awards at the APS sponsored Experimental Biology Meeting April 9-13, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
"I am honored to be the recipient of the Carl Wiggers Award, the highest recognition bestowed by the Cardiovascular Section of the APS," Bolli said. "Wiggers was the undisputable "king" of cardiovascular physiology in the first half of the 20th century, and a true hero for generations of physiologists.
"In addition, this award has a special significance to me because Wiggers was the founding Editor of Circulation Research, the journal for which I currently serve as Editor-in-Chief"
Bolli will present the Wiggers Award featured topic, "Role of Stem/Progenitor Cells in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Therapy" on April 11.
The Wiggers Award is given in honor of the Cardiovascular Section's founder, Carl J. Wiggers, M.D., who founded Circulation Research and trained numerous future department heads as well as several presidents of APS.
In addition, Bolli will present the Walter B. Cannon Memorial Award Lecture April 9, titled, "The Nitric Oxide-Carbon Monoxide Module: A Fundamental Mechanism of Cellular Resistance to Stress."
"When I look at the distinguished list of past recipients (of the Walter B. Cannon Award), going back to 1983, I am humbled to be included in their company," Bolli said in October. "The American Physiological Society's longstanding tradition of dedication to the physiological sciences – and Dr. Cannon's contribution to it and to the field of medicine – makes this a real honor. I am very much looking forward to giving this lecture in April."
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