Navigation Links
Kenneth Bernstein, M.D., receives Distinguished Scientist designation from American Heart Association
Date:8/20/2013

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 20, 2013) Kenneth Bernstein, MD, a Cedars-Sinai pathologist and scientific researcher known for expanding the understanding of a collection of proteins important in controlling blood pressure as well as heart and renal diseases, has been named a 2013 Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association.

This lifetime achievement award was established in 2003 and is the highest honor bestowed on researchers by the association. It is the third time Bernstein has been honored by the AHA. In 2005, Bernstein was a recipient of the Novartis Prize for Hypertension Research. Two years later, he was awarded the American Heart Association's Basic Research Prize.

Bernstein formally will receive the Distinguished Scientist title at the start of the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Nov. 16-20, in Dallas. He will join the ranks of 75 other eminent scientists, physicians and researchers including 11 Nobel Prize recipients and Eduardo Marbn, MD, PhD, director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute whose significant scientific contributions have advanced the understanding and treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

"Dr. Bernstein has earned the prestigious title of Distinguished Scientist by making several important discoveries concerning the role of angiotensin converting enzyme, often called ACE, in blood pressure control, renal function, immune response and reproduction," said Shlomo Melmed, MD, senior vice president of Academic Affairs, dean of the Cedars-Sinai medical faculty and the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Chair in Investigative Medicine. "His work in the laboratory fuels life-saving advances in patient care. This award is a testament to the outstanding creative scholarly achievements of Dr. Bernstein."

Bernstein has studied the human body's renin-angiotensin system since 1987. This collection of enzymes plays a critical role in the control of blood pressure and in kidney function. Bernstein is recognized internationally for his cloning of the angiotensin II receptor and for his many studies of angiotensin converting enzyme, the enzyme responsible for the production of the vasoconstrictor angiotensin II.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sally Stewart
sally.stewart@cshs.org
310-248-6566
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., and David J. Kuter, M.D., D.Phil., to present 2013 Ernest Beutler Lecture
2. Kenneth Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, to Speak on the Future of Medicine at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado from June 26th to July 2nd, 2013
3. Westchester County Dentist Dr. Kenneth Magid, D.D.S. has been Selected for Fellowship in The International College of Dentists 2013
4. Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., and Elaine Jaffe, M.D., honored with 2013 Henry M. Stratton Medal
5. Katherine A. High, M.D., to present 2013 American Society of Hematology E. Donnall Thomas Lecture
6. BIDMCs George Tsokos, M.D., receives NIH MERIT award
7. Healdsburg District Hospital Welcomes Theresa L. Colosi, M.D., to their Orthopaedic and Total Joint Program
8. ASTRO Chairman Michael Steinberg, M.D., FASTRO, reaffirms Societys commitment to ending self-referral
9. Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., Named President of Thomas Jefferson University and President and CEO of TJUH System
10. Beaumont Cardiologist Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., Receives Excellence in Research Award
11. Beaumont cardiologist Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., receives excellence in research award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Remember the old saying “rub some dirt ... Perry A~, author of “Calcium Bentonite Clay” the health benefits of integrating clay into ... detoxifying the body. , A former motivational speaker, Perry A~ has since dedicated her ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Association of Home Care Coding & ... Health and Hospice ICD-10 Transition Workgroup are working closely with the American Hospital ... to address concerns over the use of 'A' as the seventh character indicating ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... four states in the U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or obtain ... dental industry, NADL created the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... ... NURSES EXPECTED AT AORN SURGICAL CONFERENCE & EXPO , WHAT:     , This ... an estimated 5000 perioperative nurses in attendance to study the latest evidence-based ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Steven Tonkinson, 36, of Coconut Grove, Florida, ran the Miami Marathon on January ... year, he ran all 26.2 miles with a green 25-pound ShelterBox strapped to his ... This Sunday, while many are watching the Superbowl, Steven Tonkinson will strap on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016  Avista Pharma Solutions ... Eric Setzer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Setzer ... years of experience in various roles within growing technology ... he served as the Executive Director of Finance at ... Raleigh, NC . Previously, Mr. Setzer ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016 Vestagen Technical ... high performance apparel for healthcare and other demanding applications, ... Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Dale Pfost , ... Chairman. Mr. Bold is also joining Vestagen,s Board of ... new class of active barrier technologies that combines fluid ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... -- Astellas Pharma Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Yoshihiko ... as president, Americas Operations, for Astellas US LLC, with ... South America , effective April 1, 2016.  Robinson previously ... in the United States -- a ... , who is retiring in June 2016.  --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: