Wang Wang, MD, PhD, from the University of Washington in Seattle, is the 2015 recipient
of the Gail Patrick Innovation Award. His project focuses on innovative imaging
studies to examine the mechanism by which hydrogen peroxide stimulates insulin
secretion and whether this mechanism is disrupted in type 2 diabetes, when β-cells fail
to compensate for insulin resistance. The results may define new therapeutic targets and
treatments to ameliorate type 2 diabetes symptoms and complications.
Dr. Chi Fung Lee, a senior fellow at the Mitochondria and Metabolism Center, is selected as a finalist for the 2015 Melvin L. Marcus Young Investigator Award. The selection is made based on the scientific merit of an unpublished manuscript from Rong Tian's laboratory, of which Dr. Lee is the first author. Marcus Award is the highest honor awarded by the AHA to research in cardiovascular and circulatory physiology by young investigators. Oral abstract competition will be held at the Scientific Sessions in November.