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Pioneering researcher receives Heart Association Lifetime Achievement Award
Date:9/20/2012

One of the first researchers to study the deadly link between cardiovascular disease and diabetes will receive an American Heart Association lifetime achievement award today at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award presented to University of Missouri endocrinologist James Sowers, MD, recognizes his more than 30 years of accomplishments as a physician, scientist and educator.

The Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension from the association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research recognizes efforts that Sowers began as a student at MU. Today, scientists like him have helped explain why high blood pressure and other complications of diabetes often lead to cardiovascular disease, the nation's No. 1 killer.

"The fact that my colleagues recognize my research and education in hypertension is truly an honor for me," Sowers said. "It is also a tribute to the University of Missouri as I received my undergraduate, graduate and medical school training here."

A native of Waverly, Mo., Sowers studied physiology and biochemistry at MU before entering the university's medical school. He has since examined the cellular mechanisms of insulin action for more than three decades, focusing primarily on in vitro research and ex-vivo analysis of animal models. His research has also led him to examine vascular biology as it relates to metabolic disorders.

"My major research has always been in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but I started some of that work at MU when I was in medical school," said Sowers, noting his research then focused on insulin resistance and propensity to diabetes in pigs. "The pig studies probably had the biggest impact on my career. I was utilizing pigs in research before it became fashionable. Now, pig research continues to play an ever-important role in how we study these diseases."

A 1971 graduate of MU's School of Medicine, Sowers returned to MU in 2003 as one of the nation's
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Contact: Michael Muin
muinm@health.missouri.edu
573-884-7541
University of Missouri School of Medicine
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