Marc and Ruti Bell Vascular Biology Program Researcher Wins Prestigious Awards

Dr. Kathryn Moore

One member of the Marc and Ruti Bell Program in Vascular Biology of the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology have won major awards from the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Council of the American Heart Association. 

Dr. Kathryn Moore, Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology is the recipient of the 2012 Jeffrey Hoeg Award.  Only the second woman to receive this honor, it recognizes an established investigator in the prime of his/her career who has made outstanding contributions to furthering understanding of the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis and/or the development of treatment strategies for its prevention through basic science and clinical research efforts.  Dr. Jeffrey M. Hoeg was an extraordinary research scientist and physician who, in the prime of his career, died in July 1998 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dr. Edward Fisher, Director of the Marc and Ruti Bell Program, notes that this award reflects the growing recognition that the Cardiology Division at NYU houses a premier discovery research program into the causes of coronary artery disease and ischemic heart disease that is already leading to new therapeutic strategies.