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JCS Awards and Year 2012 Winners

38th Japan Heart Foundation Sato Award
Elucidation of molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation and action of cardiovascular hormones to find novel therapeutic targets for cardiovascular diseases
Koichiro Kuwahara,MD, PhD
Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Medicine and Clinical Science
30th Young Investigator's Award
(First Place)

G0/G1 Switch Gene 2 Promotes Mitochondrial ATP Production and Protects Cardiomyocytes from the Energy Crisis under Hypoxia
Hidetaka Kioka, MD
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Neural Crest-Derived Resident Cardiac Cells Contribute to the Restoration of Adrenergic Function of Transplanted Heart in Rodent
Yuichi Tamura, MD, PhD
Keio University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology
Preotic Neural Crest Cells Contribute to Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Involving Endothelin Signaling
Yuichiro Arima, MD
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Department of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism
Oct4 Redirection by Wnt Signaling Regulates Cardiac Mesoderm Specification
Seitaro Nomura, MD
Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
A Critical Role for the Vascular Endothelial Cell-Derived Angiopoietin-Like Protein ANGPTL2 in Endothelial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis
Eiji Horio, MD
Graduate School of Medical Science, Kumamoto University Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
21th CPIS (Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy International Symposium) Award
ARIA Is a Novel Pharmacotherapeutic Target to Treat Metabolic Disorders
Yoshiki Akakabe, MD
Kyoto Prefectural University School of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

8th Cardiovascular Surgery Award
Disease Modeling for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome with Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes
Junko Kobayashi, MD
Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences Departments of Cardiovascular Surgery

8th Pediatric Cardiology Award
Outcomes of Childhood Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in BMPR2 and ALK1 Mutation Carriers
Ayako Chida, MD
National Defense Medical College Department of Pediatrics

7th Cardiovascular Regeneration Medical Science Award
(Experimental Investigator)
Human ES-Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes Electrically Couple and Suppress Arrhythmias in Injured Hearts
Yuji Shiba, MD, PhD
Shinshu University Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
(Clinical Investigator)
Transcoronary Infusion of Cardiac Progenitors in Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome(TICAP): A Prospective Phase 1 Controlled Trial
Suguru Tarui, MD
Okayama University Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery
6th Woman Researcher's Award
Osteoblast-like Differentiation of Cultured Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells by Bone Morphogenetic Protein Endothelial Cell Precursor-derived Regulator(BMPER)
Seimi Kobayashi, MD, PhD
Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine
2nd Cardiovascular Clinical Research Investigator's Award
(Clinical Research Investigator)
Angioscopic Assesment of Arterial Repair Following Perctaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients
Masaki Awata, MD, PhD
Kansai Rosai Hospital Cardiovascular Center
(Case Report)
( First Place)

Isolated Cardiac Involvement of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Mimicking Acute Myocardial Infarction with Persistent Broad ST-Segment Elevation
Yuki Kakefuda, MD
Tsukuba medical center hospital Department of cardiology
Implantation of the Right Ventricular Lead of an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Complicated by Apical Myocardial Infarction
Nobuhiro Nishiyama, MD, PhD
Keio University School of Medicine Department of Cardiology
Atrial Fibrillation Arising from the Left Brachiocephalic Vein
Shingo Maeda, MD, PhD
Tokyo Medical and Dental University Department of cardiovascular medicine
11th Young Investigator's Award for International Students
( First Place)

Spontaneous Development of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy in Mice Overxpressing Dominant-Negative Rho-Kinase in Cardiovascular System
Alia Ellawindy, MBBCh
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
The Omega-3 Fatty Acid, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, Attenuates Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation via Suppression of Matrix Destruction
Jack H Wang, BSc MBBs (HonsT)
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The University of Tokyo Graduate school of Medicine
Therapeutic Angiogenesis by Cell Transplantation:A Comparative Study of Adipose Derived Regenerative Cells versus Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells
Chang-ning Hao, MD
Department of Cardiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Mechanisms Underlying the Impairment of Ischemia-Induced Nevascularization in Cathepsin K-Deficient Mice: Impact on Noich1 activation
Haiying Jiang, PhD
Department of Community Healthcare & Geriatrics and Neurology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
Circulation Journal Awards for the Year 2012
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