Garret FitzGerald, MD, director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the 2010 Pharmacia-ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics. The Pharmacia-ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics is given annually to recognize and stimulate outstanding research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics—basic laboratory or clinical research that has had, or potentially will have, a major impact on the pharmacological treatment of disease. Dr. FitzGerald is internationally renowned for his work on bioactive lipids and prostaglandins, particularly on their synthetic enzymes, their products and inhibitors, and their receptors. His discoveries have contributed in a fundamental way to the adoption of low dose aspirin for cardio-protection and more recently have refined the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, including those selective for Cox-2. He was the first to characterize the molecular clock in the cardiovascular system.
For more information, refer to the ASPET news release: http://www.aspet.org/Page.aspx?id=114
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