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ASH Young Scholar Awards

ASH members may nominate qualified young investigators for the ASH Young Scholar Award. The Young Scholar Award recognizes the achievements of outstanding young investigators in the field of hypertension.

The Young Scholar Award will be presented during the Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hypertension, Inc.

One award will be given, with $3,000 as a personal award, and $3,000 toward laboratory expenses ($6,000 total for the award). The awardee will also be asked to give a brief lecture presenting the research for which the award was given at the ASH Annual Scientific Meeting.

To qualify for the award, candidates must have received an advance professional degree within the last 15 years and be currently active in research in hypertension or related cardiovascular diseases. Only applicants from North America are considered.


Who wish to have their candidates nominated for an award must be current ASH members and provide the following information:

Complete name, address, phone, and fax numbers, and email of the nominee.
A signed letter of recommendation from the sponsor with a description of the candidate's achievements.


Should supply 8 copies of the following:

Current curriculum vitae
2 original publications from a scientific journal

For more information, please contact:
Ashley Buron, Program Coordinator
American Society of Hypertension
45 Main Street, suite #712
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 212.696.9099
Fax: 347.916.0267
E-mail: awards@ash-us.org

The American Society of Hypertension is pleased to announce the recipient of the ASH 2013 Young Scholar Award:

Iris Jaffe, MD, PhD

The 2013 Awards were presented during the ASH Twenty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting during the Awards Plenary Session, held on Friday, May 17, 2013.

Iris Jaffe is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Staff Cardiologist at Tufts Medical Center, and Co-Director of the Molecular Cardiology Research Center also at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Jaffe received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed her clinical training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and in Cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, both in Boston. She pursued further post-doctoral training in vascular biology in the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center where she joined the Faculty in 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011.

Dr. Jaffe's research is focused on the role of the hormone aldosterone and its receptor, the Mineralocorticoid Receptor (MR), in vascular function and disease. Her lab uses in vitro, genomic, transgenic mouse models, and translational approaches to explore the role of vascular MR in vascular remodeling, atherosclerosis, and hypertension. The Jaffe lab is funded by the NIH, the American Heart Association and other agencies. Iris Jaffe chaired the 2011 International Aldosterone Conference, is a peer reviewer for the AHA and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, and is on the editorial board of Endocrinology. Dr. Jaffe's previous awards include the Italian Ministry of Health Young Investigator award, the AHA Irvine Page Young Investigator Award Finalist, and election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation.