Endowed Awards

Information on the 2012 Award coming soon.

Information on the 2015 Award coming soon.

The Antonio M. Gotto, Jr. Prize in Atherosclerosis Research was awarded to Dr. Daniel J. Rader, an investigator from the Perelman School of Medicine, during the XVIII International Symposium on Atherosclerosis held on June 9-12 in Toronto, Canada.
The triennial Prize, endowed by Weill Cornell Medicine and the International Atherosclerosis Society in honor of Dr. Gotto, Dean Emeritus of Weill Cornell Medicine, recognizes outstanding scientific, medical or organizational advancement in our ability to understand the causes and the development of atherosclerosis.
The award was made in recognition of Daniel’s as a leading translational scientist who has made major contributions to our understanding of lipoprotein metabolism. His work is distinguished by its clear and direct impact on the development of new therapeutic strategies to prevent coronary heart disease (CHD). Rader discovered endothelial lipase and elucidated its role in metabolism of high density lipoproteins (HDL). He developed novel methods to trace macrophage-specific RCT in mice and assess HDL function in humans. Rader also singlehandedly championed microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) inhibitors for treatment of severe hypercholesterolemia. Rader has provided important new insights into the mechanisms by which common sequence variations discovered in genome-wide association studies alter plasma lipoprotein levels. His work spans the full spectrum of translational research, extending from basic laboratory science to the development and testing of new therapeutic agents in humans. His work has had a major impact on current strategies to prevent and treat CHD.


In relation to the Wael Al-Mahmeed & IAS Research Training Grants and Fellowships for the MENA Region project, I am pleased to inform you that after the selection from the Review Committee, I am honored to announce the winners of these prestigious Fellowships:

Dr. Ganjali Shiva – Final Report of the Results of the Research/Training

This high-level initiative has been made possible thanks to a generous donation kindly offered by Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed (Abu Dhabi, UAE).

Congratulations to the winners and best wishes to our young colleagues for successful research outcomes from the entire IAS family !

In relation to the 2nd Wael Al-Mahmeed & IAS Research Training Grants and Fellowships for the MENA Region & Africa project and on behalf of the Review Committee we are honored to announce the winners (3 out of 40 applications) of these prestigious Fellowships:

This high-level initiative has been made possible thanks to a generous donation kindly offered by Dr. Wael Abdulrahman Al Mahmeed (Abu Dhabi, UAE).

We also wish to thank the members of the Review Committee: Dr. Khamis Al-Hashmi (Oman), Dr. Fahad Al-Nouri (KSA), Dr. Khalid Al-Rasadi (Oman), Dr. Ahmad Al-Sarraf (Kuwait), Dr. Nasreen Al-Sayed (Bahrain), Dr. Khalid Al-Waili (Oman), Dr. Fahad Al-Zadjali (Oman), Dr. Zuhair Awan (KSA), Dr. Ashraf Reda (Egypt), Dr. Hani Sabbour (UAE), Dr. Amirhossein Sahebkar (Iran), Dr. Raul Santos (Brazil) for their hard work and commitment.

Congratulations to the winners and best wishes to our young colleagues for successful research outcomes!

Raul Santos
IAS President

The first Prize will be presented at the 19th International Symposium on Atherosclerosis (ISA2021) in Kyoto (Japan) in October 2021. The Prize is sponsored by the R3i Foundation and the International Atherosclerosis Society.