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Christine E. Seidman, MD, and Jonathan G. Seidman, PhD, received the 12th annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research for their outstanding contributions to cardiovascular biology and medicine through their research into inherited human pathologies. The husband-and-wife team, who were the first to elucidate the cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), shared a $50,000 cash prize, and each received a silver medallion at a dinner held in their honor on June 24, 2002, in New York City.
Dr. Christine Seidman is a professor in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She joined the faculty and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston in 1986 and is attending physician and director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Service. Dr. Jonathan Seidman is the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics at Harvard Medical School and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He has been a member of the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School since 1981.
The Seidmans' paths originally converged at Harvard University, where they each received undergraduate degrees in biochemistry, he in 1972 and she in 1974. Their postgraduate studies took them on different paths. Jonathan Seidman received a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in …
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