The Editors of the American Heart Association's (AHA) journal Circulation Research have awarded Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers a "Best Manuscript Award" for their investigations on repair and reversal of heart attack damage.
The winning manuscript, "Stem Cell Factor Gene Transfer Promotes Cardiac Repair After Myocardial Infarction via In Situ Recruitment and Expansion of c-kit+ Cells," was published in the Nov. 9, 2012 issue.
The manuscript was one of only five research articles honored among the 204 articles published in the journal between July 2012 and June 2013. The award was presented on Nov. 17 to the Mount Sinai study's lead author Elisa Yaniz-Galende, PhD, and senior-author Roger J. Hajjar, MD, during the AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 in Dallas, Texas.
Additional co-authors sharing this honor from Mount Sinai are Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Jiqiu Chen, MD, Elie Chemaly, MD, Lifan Liang, MD, Jean-Sebastien Hulot, MD, PhD, LaTronya McCollum, PhD, and Teresa Arias, PhD; and Krisztina M. Zsebo, PhD, from the Celladon Corporation.
Their team's study manuscript was selected for its high standards of scientific exellence for novelty, impact, and methodology and because it represents some of the very best work published in Circulation Research. Also, the study was recognized as one of the 2012 top ten most read original articles.
"We are extremely honored to be applauded by the editors of Circulation Research for our innovative research findings and our collaborative research team's hard work," says senior author Dr. Roger Hajjar, Director of the Cardiovascular Research Center and the Arthur & Janet C. Ross Professor of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "We sincerely thank the journal for this wonderful recognition, publishing our manuscript, and sharing our important advancement in cardiac regenerative medicine with the world."
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