Allan Callow Awards
The Allan D. Callow, M.D., Ph.D. Young Investigator Awards:
ISACB has historically been very successful in encouraging participation in its Biennial Meetings by researchers in training programs. It is again an objective for the 2018 meeting to encourage submission of abstracts and participation by young scientists from Europe, the United States and throughout the world who are considering a career relevant to applied or translational cardiovascular research. Two Allan D. Callow, M.D., Ph.D. Young Investigator Awards will be presented to authors of these outstanding research submissions. To qualify for the Young Investigator Award, the presenting author must be responsible for the scientific content of the abstract and be in a « training » program (postdoctoral fellow, resident, graduate student or medical student). The abstracts of all Young Investigator Award applicants will be reviewed and ranked by a subcommittee of the conference Program Committee.
The first authors of the top 2 ranked abstracts selected for an oral presentation will receive each a 1000 US$ (≈ 800 €).
These awards are made possible by the generous support of the Coury/Howie Family Fund and an anonymous donation in appreciation of Howard Greisler, MD (ISACB past-president).
At the 20th anniversary of first heart transplantation in Cape Town in 1987, it was unanimous to appeal to Dr. Callow to serve as the founding president of the new organization: the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB.) Under Dr. Callow’s skillful guidance, ISACB evolved into an organization that over several decades has aimed to close the gap between the science of vascular biology and the practice of medicine. He remained involved with this group though the last years of his long and productive life.