Congratulations to the winners of this year's awards at the British Cardiovascular Society conference 2018, including BHF Professors David Newby and Hugh Watkins, and BHF-funded PhD student Laurienne Edgar.
The Mackenzie Medal is awarded by the Society in recognition of outstanding service to British cardiology. This year two BHF Professors won the award, Professor David Newby and Professor Hugh Watkins.
BHF Professor David Newby's research at the University of Edinburgh focuses on how blood vessels and the heart react in health and disease, particularly in heart attacks and heart failure.
BHF Professor Hugh Watkins is a clinical cardiologist and laboratory scientist at the University of Oxford whose work has given us the tools to find people with life-threatening inherited heart conditions, through genetic screening schemes.
Michael Davies Early Career Award
Dr Dipak Kotecha has been awarded the prestigious Michael Davies Early Career Award this year. Dipak is a Clinician Scientist in Cardiovascular Medicine across the clinical sites attached to the University of Birmingham. He is a Consultant Cardiologist specialising in cardiac imaging, and is accredited in transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography (British Society of Echocardiography), and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (EuroCMR Level 3). His main research interests include heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Research Fellow of the Year 2018
Professor Charalambos Antoniades from the University of Oxford received the Research Fellow of the Year Award for his paper in Science Translational Medicine - Detecting human coronary inflammation by imaging perivascular fat.
Young Investigator Award winner
Laurienne Edgar, a BHF-funded DPhil student at the University of Oxford working under the supervision of Professor Robin Choudhury, won this year's Young Investigator Award.
The overall aim of her research project is to understand why patients with diabetes have an increased risk of heart and circulatory disease, even once they've received treatment to stabilise their blood sugar levels.