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Profile and Awards

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Education
University of Chicago
  • B.A. in Biology/Biochemistry (1970)
Northwestern University
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry & M.S. in Biological Sciences (1974)
Northwestern University Medical School, Department of Biochemistry
  • Postdoctoral Trainee (1974-1977)
  • Instructor (1977)
Positions held
Current:

Hanna Professor

Distinguished Research University Professor

Director of Cardiovascular Biology, Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology (Dept of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics until 2018)

Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology (secondary appointment)

Professor, Consultant Researcher of Molecular Cardiology at the Foundation of Biomedical Research Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece

2008 - Present:Hanna Professor of Cardiology
2008 - 2011:Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
2007 - present:Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
2004 - Present:Distinguished Research Professor University of Cincinnati
1995 - Present:Director Cardiovascular Biology, Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics/ Pharmacology and Systems Physiology (2018), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
1988 - Present:Professor Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics/Pharmacology and systems Physiology
1982 - 1988:Associate Professor Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
1978 - 1982:Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics, and Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
1978:Instructor Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
1977:Instructor Department of Biochemistry Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
1974 - 1977:Postdoctoral Work with Dr. Richard A. Jungmann Department of Biochemistry Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
Awards and Honors
1966 1970:Fulbright Scholar
1966 1970:Full Scholarship from University of Chicago
1969:National Science Foundation Summer Fellow
1970 1973:Northwestern University Graduate Teaching Assistant
1973 1974:Northwestern University Graduate Fellow
1980 1985:Research Career Development Awardee (RDCA), NIH
1994-2004:MERIT Award; NIH
1995:Faculty Achievement Award, University of Cincinnati
1995-2019:Adjunct Professor, Kwangju Institute of Science & Technology, Korea
1996-2000:Elected to the Council of the Biophysical Society
1997:Samuel Kaplan Award for Visionary Research, American Heart Association
1997-2003:Elected to the Council of the ISHR, North American Section
1997-Present:Elected to the Graduate Faculty, University of Cincinnati
1998:Elected to the International Council of the International Society for Heart Research
2000:George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, University of Cincinnati
2001-Present:Elected Fellow of the International Society of Heart Research (F.I.S.H.R.)
2001:Elected Fellow of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences and Fellow of the American Heart Association (F.A.H.A.)
2001:Appointed as Member of the AHA Basic Science Committee
2002-Present:Elected Fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences
2002-Present:Professor, Consultant Researcher of Molecular Biology at the Academy of Athens Foundation of Biomedical Research, Athens, Greece
2003-Present:Honorary Member of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology
2003-Present:Consultant researcher of the Cardiovascular Research Center, University of La Plata Medical School
2004-Present:Distinguished Research Professor University of Cincinnati
2004-2008:Elected to AHA Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences: Nominating Committee
2005:International Health Professional of the Year
2006:Elected Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society
2006:Recipient of the Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Award, International Society of Heart Research
2006:Selected as one of the Great Women of the 21st Century
2006-Present:Elected to the Council of the International Society for Heart Research North American Section (3 terms)
2006-Present:Elected as Treasurer of the International Society for Heart Research North American Section (3 terms)
2006-2010:Appointed to AHA Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences: Research Committee
2007:Named one of the “2007 Leading Women” for Women’s Advocacy
2007-2013:Elected to the International Council of the International Society for Heart Research
2007-2013:Appointed to Executive Committee of the International Council of the International Society for Heart Research
2008:Scientific Advisory Board of the International Academy of Cardiology and of the 14th World Congress on Heart Disease
2008:Received the Daniel Drake Medal, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (highest honor by COM)
2009:Received Honorary Doctorate Degree (Doctor Honoris Causa), University of Athens and the Dean of the Medical School, Athens, Greece
2009:Designated as a Distinguished Scientist of the American Heart Association (AHA)
2010:Inducted to National Academy of Inventors (Cincinnati Chapter)
2012-Present:Chair of the “Excitation-Contraction Coupling” Subgroup of the International Society of Heart Research
2012:Elected as a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens, Greece
2012:Top Honorary Recipient by the Hellenic Cardiology Society
2014:Peter Harris Research Achievement Award by the International Society of Heart Research
2015:

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Mentorship, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Scientific Advisory Board of the Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (2015)

2016:

Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award, University of Cincinnati

George E. Brown Memorial Lecture, American Heart Association

2018:Vincenzo Panagia Lecture, 20th Annual Dr. Naranjan Dhalla Cardiovascular awards Day, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manitoba
2019:Basic Research Prize from the American Heart Association
2020/2021:International Society of Heart Research President’s Distinguished Lecture, Turin, Italy
2020:The Litsa Kranias ECI Leadership Award presented to Early Career Investigators by the International Society of Heart Research NA
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