The Gill Award
This prestigious award will recognize 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 Gill Award recipient will receive a plaque and an honorarium. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Annual Cardiovascular Research Day of the Gill Heart Institute at the University of Kentucky. The recipient must agree to present their research findings and scholarly work as a featured speaker at Research Day. All travel expenses for the recipient and one guest to attend research day will be provided.
2016 Gill Award Recipients
The Gill Award recognizes notable and life-long achievements that have had a sustained impact on understanding cardiovascular biology and disease and/or that have changed the standard of cardiovascular clinical care.
Helen Hobbs, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
Dr. Hobbs is recognized for her outstanding contributions in the field of genetics and cardiometabolic disease. Collectively, her research has provided insight into the identification and function of genes in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Dr. Hobbs is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics, as well as Director of the McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Since 2002, she has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Barry Coller, MD
Dr. Coller is recognized for his life-long research toward understanding the mechanisms behind platelet aggregation and the receptors and ligands involved. Based on these research findings his team developed antibodies to these receptors to prevent blood
clotting. This has had profound implications in the treatment and prevention of heart attacks.
Dr. Coller is a David Rockefeller Professor, head of the Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, physician n chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital and vice president for medical affairs. In 2003 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
The Gill Award will be presented at the 19th Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day to be held Nov. 4, 2016 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
Previous Award Recipients