The Gill Awards
The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Early Career Award
Recognizing an early career investigator, typically within the first seven years of their faculty appointment, for innovation and creativity that has impacted cardiovascular research and/or advancements in clinical care.
The award recipient will present their body of work at the Annual Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on Oct. 20, 2023. They will also receive a plaque and a cash prize of $10,000.
The Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cardiovascular Research
Recognizing notable and life-long achievements in research that have had a sustained impact on understanding cardiovascular biology and disease and/or that have changed the standard of cardiovascular clinical care.
The award recipient will present their body of work at the Annual Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on Oct. 20, 2023. They will also receive a plaque and a cash prize of $25,000.
2023 Award Recipients
Early Career Gill Award
Rebecca Haeusler, PhD is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology (with tenure) at Columbia University in New York, NY. Dr. Haeusler is originally from Michigan, and she obtained her undergraduate degree in biology at MIT and her PhD in biological chemistry at the University of Michigan. A central focus of Dr. Haeusler’s research is on the proatherogenic metabolic abnormalities that occur during insulin resistance, with a particular focus on bile acids and lipoproteins. She is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Diabetes Association, and she has won awards for her research, including the David L. Williams award for research on lipids and lipoproteins, the Journal of Clinical Investigation lectureship award, and the ATVB Special Recognition Award in Vascular Biology. Dr. Haeusler serves on the boards of the Deuel Lipid Conference and the Kern Lipid Conference, is an associate editor of Diabetes and an academic editor of PLOS Biology. At Columbia, Dr. Haeusler is associate director of the Digestive and Liver Disease Center and co-director of the Integrated PhD program.
Haeusler will present her body of work at the Annual Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on Oct. 20, 2023, where she also receives a plaque and a cash prize of $10,000.
Outstanding Contributions to Cardiovascular Research
Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD is Director of Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Simon H. Stertzer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Stanford University. Dr. Wu received his MD from Yale University and PhD (Molecular & Medical Pharmacology) at University of California, Los Angeles. He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine. His lab works on cardiovascular genomics and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). He is listed as top 0.1% of highly cited researchers by Web of Science for past 5 years (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022). Dr. Wu has received several awards, including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Roadmap Transformative Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) given out by President Obama at the White House, American Heart Association (AHA) Distinguished Scientist Award, AHA Merit Award, and Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Innovation in Regulatory Science Award. Dr. Wu serves on the FDA Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of the Keystone Symposia. He is the current President of the American Heart Association (July 2023 – June 2024)
Wu will present his body of work at the Annual Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on October 20, 2023 where he also receives a plaque and a cash prize of $25,000.
|Gill Award Committee|
|Mark Anderson, MD, PhD Dean, School of Medicine University of Chicago||Ivor Benjamin, MD Director, Cardiovascular Center Medical College of Wisconsin|
|Anthony Demaria, MD Professor, Medicine UC San Diego||Kim Eagle, MD Director, Frankel Cardiovascular Center University of Michigan|
|Alan Fogelman, MD Professor, Medicine UC Los Angeles||Jane Freedman, MD Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Vanderbilt University|
|Robert Harrington, MD Chair, Department of Medicine Stanford University||Stan Hazen, MD, PhD Chair, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences Cleveland Clinic|
|Joseph Hill, MD, PhD Division Chief, Cardiology UT Southwestern Medical Center||Peter Libby, MD Professor, Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital|
|Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD Director, Center for Genetic Medicine Northwestern University||Dianna Milewicz, MD, PhD Vice Chair, Medical Genetics UT Health Sciences Center at Houston|
|Steven Nissen, MD Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Cleveland Clinic||Peter Liu, MD Chief Scientific Officer University of Ottawa Heart Institute|
|William Sessa, PhD Director, Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program Yale University||Ann Marie Schmidt, MD Professor, Department of Medicine New York University|
|Clyde Yancy, MD Chief, Cardiology Northwestern University|