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Published in This Week on October 15, 2012

Hypertension society honors Hall

ErichsenDr. John Hall, associate vice chancellor for research and professor and chair of physiology and biophysics, received the Franz Volhard Award for Outstanding Research during the International Society of Hypertension’s annual meeting Oct. 3 in Sydney, Australia.

The award recognizes Hall’s research into the intra-renal renin-angiotensin system and pressure-natriuresis in hypertension.

“You are widely acknowledged by your colleagues to be a distinguished investigator responsible for outstanding work and an international leader in the field of hypertension,” wrote Stephen Harrap, ISH president, in a letter to Hall. “As a result of this, the Society feels that you are an ideal choice for the award.”

The Volhard award and lectureship was endowed by Farbwerke Hoechst in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Franz Volhard. A German internist credited with making seminal observations about the kidney, Volhard and his team explored kidney disease types, the organ’s renin-angiotensin system and its role in blood pressure regulation.

The award recognizes recipients’ contributions in the field of hypertension or in a related discipline.

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