MEDICAL COLLEGE SCIENTIST WINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Valhalla, N.Y., October 1, 2004 - John C. McGiff, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at New York Medical College, has been selected to receive the Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award in Hypertension, which is given annually by the American Heart Association (AHA.) Dr. McGiff will be awarded the honor at the 58th Annual Fall Conference and Scientific Sessions of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research in association with the Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease in Chicago, October 9-12.
The award is named in honor of Irvine Page, M.D., and Alva Bradley, who played a prominent role in establishing the National Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research, which later became the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the AHA. The organization's Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize sustained and significant contributions in the fields of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Recipients represent the best in their fields, exemplifying excellence and serving as role models through service, research and teaching.
Dr. McGiff's research in neural and hormonal control of circulation and renal function has garnered him a reputation as a world-class cardiovascular scientist and hypertension expert. He is the recipient of a prestigious MERIT award from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for significant contributions to the field. He lives in East Patchogue, N.Y.