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2008 Lifetime Achievement Award in Heart Failure Presented During HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting
Date:9/22/2008

Heart Failure Society of America Honors Michael R. Bristow, M.D., Ph.D.

TORONTO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) announced today that Michael Bristow, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and the Co-Director of the University of Colorado Cardiovascular Institute, is the recipient of the Society's 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented to Bristow at the Opening Plenary Session of the HFSA 12th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sept. 21-24, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

"The HFSA's Lifetime Achievement Award is given each year to a clinician or researcher who has advanced the awareness and treatment of heart failure throughout their career," said Dr. Barry Greenberg, HFSA President, and Professor of Medicine, and Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program, University of California, San Diego. "Dr. Bristow has made many significant contributions to the field of heart failure and we are honored to present him with this award."

Dr. Bristow received his MD in 1970 from the University of Illinois in Chicago, where he also earned a PhD in pharmacology the following year. After completing an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology at the University of Illinois, he received his medical training at Stanford University, including an internship in internal medicine, a research fellowship in medicine/oncology, and a residency in medicine. He remained at Stanford to complete a fellowship in cardiology, where he joined the Cardiology faculty in 1979. He moved to the University of Utah in 1984, where he co-founded the first multi-hospital heart transplant program in the U.S. Dr. Bristow is board certified in internal medicine and in the subspecialty of cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Bristow has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. He was instrumental in elucidating
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