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Irvine H. Page Junior Faculty Research Award

Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

The Irvine H. Page Junior Faculty Research Award is open to junior faculty investigators in arteriosclerosis and vascular biology who are members of the ATVB council (primary or secondary).  The award recognizes investigators in the formative years of their faculty careers who have the potential to become future leaders in cardiovascular research


  • Applicants must be a member of the American Heart Association ATVB Council (primary or secondary). (Membership number required to complete award application).
  • Applicants must have sustained research effort in any area related to arteriosclerosis or vascular biology as evidenced by sustained peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field and have a junior faculty appointment such as Instructor, Research Associate, Project Scientists, or Assistant Professor for 5 years or less at the time of application.
  • Finalists from previous years are eligible but must submit a manuscript that is different than the prior submission.
  • Be present at the Vascular Discovery 2020 Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois to qualify for this award.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must submit an abstract describing new, unpublished work in the field of arteriosclerosis or vascular biology to Vascular Discovery 2020 Scientific Sessions.
  • A single manuscript, either unpublished or accepted for publication after Jan.1, 2019, is required as part of the application. The manuscript may be from a project distinct from the abstract submitted to Vascular Discovery 2020.
  • Applicants may also apply for the Brinkhous Prize, however, an individual is not eligible for both awards in the same year.

Judging Criteria

The finalists will present their research results during a special session at the Vascular Discovery 2020 Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Ill.

The applicant will be assessed on:

  • The quality and originality of the submitted manuscript
  • The quality of the oral presentation and response to questions
  • Publication and funding record
  • Service to our scientific community and the AHA


The first-prize winner will receive an engraved plaque and $1,000, plus a $500 stipend to defray travel costs.  Other finalists will each receive a plaque and a $500 travel stipend.

How to Apply

The applicant must:
  1. Submit an original abstract to the Vascular Discovery 2020 Scientific Sessions. The abstract must be in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts and must have been submitted by the abstract submission deadline.  Submission dates are November 5, 2019 through January 14, 2020.
  2. Select Page Award during the abstract submission process.
  3. By January 14, 2020, the following must be submitted by uploading into the abstract submission system (at the "Awards Application Materials Upload" step):
    • A cover letter declaring the application for the Irvine H. Page Junior Faculty Research Award and any request for exception to the time limitation..
    • A manuscript that is either unpublished or accepted for publication after Jan. 1, 2019.
    • A complete curriculum vitae, including bibliography.

Application Deadline
Applications must be submitted by Jan. 14, 2020.

The following is a list of Award Honorees

  • Current Awardee: 2019 Robert Wirka, MD

Past Recipients:

  • 1977 B. Greg Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 1978 Stuart Jamieson, M.D.
  • 1979 Eugene A. Sprague, Ph.D.
  • 1980 John J. Albers, Ph.D.
  • 1981 Ernst J. Schaefer, M.D.
  • 1982 Josef R. Patsch, M.D.
  • 1983 Sotirios K. Karathanasis, Ph.D.
  • 1984 Ronald L. Heimark, Ph.D.
  • 1985 Kenneth Lee Luskey, M.D.
  • 1986 Jay R. Kaplan, Ph.D.
  • 1987 Alan D. Cardin, M.D.
  • 1988 Stephan G. Young, M.D.
  • 1989 Donna M. Driscoll, M.D.
  • 1990 Cheryl A. Dyer, Ph.D.
  • 1991 Katherine Amerson-Hajjar, M.D.
  • 1992 John A.A. Ladias, M.D.
  • 1993 Kenneth Walsh, Ph.D.
  • 1994 Yasato Komatsu, M.D.
  • 1995 Gregory S. Shelness, Ph.D.
  • 1996 MacRae Linton, M.D.
  • 1997 Jan Boren, MD, Ph.D.
  • 1998 M. Mahmood Hussain, Ph.D.
  • 1999 Marc S. Penn, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2000 Koichi Shimizu, M.D.
  • 2001 Linda Pinderski-Oslund, M.D.
  • Koichi Shimizu, M.D.
  • 2002 Kyriakos E. Kypreos, Ph.D.
  • 2004 Laurent Mosnier, Ph.D.
  • 2005 Dennis Bruemmer, M.D.
  • 2006 Nima M. Gharavi, Ph.D.
  • 2007 Amy S. Major, Ph.D.
  • 2008 Brain R. Wamhoff, Ph.D.
  • 2009 Zolt P. Arany, MD, Ph.D.
  • 2010 Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, Ph.D.
  • 2011 Hyung Chun, MD
  • 2012 Katey J. Rayner, Ph.D.
  • 2013 Hong Chen, Ph.D.
  • 2014 Babak Rozani, MD, Ph.D.
  • 2015 Thomas de Aguiar Vallim, Ph.D.
  • 2016 Eric P. van der Veer Ph.D.
  • 2017 Marit Westerterp, Ph.D.
  • 2018 Elizabeth J. Tarling, Ph.D.


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