Professor Rhian Touyz receives the Award of research Excellence by the American Heart Association

Rhian receiving Hypertension Award

In September, Professor Rhian Touyz received the 2019 award of Research Excellence by the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Hypertension.

This honour is the AHA Council’s most prestigious award and recognises research excellence and outstanding contributions in the field of hypertension. The award was given at the AHA’s Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions in September 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Professor Touyz received the award for her world-leading work on molecular mechanisms and vascular biology of hypertension, which is the major cause of disability and premature death worldwide. 

Rhian's 2019 Hypertension award lecture

The purpose of the Excellence Award for Hypertension Research is to honor a scientist for outstanding achievements in the field of hypertension.

Professor Touyz said: “I am delighted and truly humbled to be receiving this important award from the American Heart Association’s Council on Hypertension. This is amongst the most significant events in my professional career.

“I work with outstanding fellows and collaborators and I am incredibly honoured to lead all the excellent scientists at the School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health at the University of Glasgow. The hypertension research taking place here is world-leading and I am proud to be a part of it.”  

Rhian's 2019 Hypertension Talk

Read the full article about the award and the lecture Prof Touyz gave at the conference

First published: 9 October 2019