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2016 Prof. Naranjan S. Dhalla Honorary Lecture Medal presented to Prof. Ursula Raven.

The European Section of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS) has established an Honorary Lecture Award dedicated to Prof. Naranjan S. Dhalla to be given annually at their meetings in Europe.  The 2016 award recipient was Prof. Ursula Raven, Freiburg, Germany, who gave the lecture in Marseille, France.  Prof. Raven was selected by 21 members of the IACS-European Section Council and received 2,000 Euros and a Medal.

The meeting was held in celebration of Dr. Dhalla’s 80th birthday.  On this very special occasion, he was given a plaque of the Appreciation Medal for founding the IACS 20 years ago.

About Dr. Naranjan S. Dhalla

Dr. Dhalla has published more than 607 full length papers in refereed journals and 161 papers in books and monographs. His research work has been cited more than 14,000 times and he edited 45 books on various aspects of the cardiovascular system. He has been an invited speaker at more than 297 national and international conferences and 206 institutions. Dr. Dhalla has trained more than 161 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists. In his capacity as Secretary General and President of the International Society for Heart Research, he was engaged in promoting the scientific basis of cardiovascular medicine for 30 years. He has been Editor-in-Chief of a major international journal “Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry” for the past 26 years and is also serving as Executive Director of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences since 1996.

Dhalla is Honorary Life President of the IACS and is serving as Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba and Director of Cardiovascular Developments at the St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba.