AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. R. Clinton Webb, Chairman of the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, is the 2013 recipient of the American Heart Association Council on High Blood Pressure Research's Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award.
Webb, a physiologist who studies how the contraction and relaxation of blood vessels is altered and can be improved in hypertension, is being honored for his achievements in the field of hypertension and for serving as a role model through service, research, teaching, and training.
The award is named for Page, who pioneered the study of blood pressure and hypertension, and Bradley, a successful Cleveland businessman. Both played prominent roles in establishing the National Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research, now called the Council on High Blood Pressure Research.
Webb is being honored during the AHA's High Blood Pressure Research 2013 Scientific Sessions, Sept. 11-14 in New Orleans.
Webb also received the 2012 International Society of Hypertension AstraZeneca Award and the Carl J. Wiggers Award from the American Physiological Society, for his contributions to hypertension and cardiovascular research, respectively.
He is a Past Chairman of the AHA's Council for High Blood Pressure Research and a member of the council's Scientific Sessions, Fall Conference, Leadership, and Awards Committees. He is a member of the AHA's International Mentoring Program and Ethnicity and Gender Working Group as well as the Scientific Sessions Program and Council Operations Committees. He is a member of the Program Committee for the American Society of Hypertension. Webb is a Past President of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology and a member of the American Society of Hypertension Program Committee and Society for Women's Health Research Isis Cardiovascular Network.
His editorial board appointments include Hypertension, Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Vascular Pharmacology, Current Hypertension Reviews, Current Cardiology Reviews, Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Diseases, CardioRenal Medicine, Journal of Medical Sciences, and World Journal of Pharmacology.
Webb is a Regents' Professor who holds the Herbert S. Kupperman Chair in Cardiovascular Disease.
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