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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Awards Scientific Review Top Honor

David Sahn, MD, renowned expert in cardiology, pediatrics, and radiology at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), has been named as the recipient of the Marcy Speer Outstanding Reviewer Award by the NIH Center for Scientific Review. The award is named in honor of Dr. Marcy Speer for her unwavering and exemplary commitment to the review process even during her treatment for breast cancer.

Dr. Sahn is Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology), Diagnostic Radiology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology and currently directs the interdisciplinary cardiac imagining program at OHSU. He also serves as Director, Clinical Care Center for Congenital Heart Disease, at the university. Dr. Sahn has served two 4-year terms on review panels for applications related to diagnostic radiology and medical imaging (1985-1989 and 2000-2004), and has served on special and regular review panels as a chairman or temporary reviewer 34 times since 1994.

The next nomination deadline for the award is April 16, 2009. Additional information pertaining to the award is available online at http://cms.csr.nih.gov/AboutCSR/SpeerAward.htm.

First Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences Laureate Named

Pascal Goldschmidt, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami has been awarded the first Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences. The Schottenstein Prize was established at Ohio State University (OSU) with a $2 million gift from philanthropists Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein. The Schottensteins are generous supporters of the Ohio State University. Mr. Schottenstein serves on the OSU Medical Center External Strategic Planning Committee and as an emeritus member of The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute Foundation Board. Mrs. Schottenstein is a director of The OSU Foundation Board and her work has led to the creation of the Women's Health Initiative to further develop women's health research, education, and clinical programs. The cardiovascular sciences …

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