Kory Lavine, MD, PhD, received the International Society for Heart Research- North American Section 2022 MCI Leadership Achievement Award, presented in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at the section’s annual meeting on September 6th.
Nominated by Division Chief Sumanth Prabhu, MD, Dr. Lavine was selected by committee to receive this award based on his leadership, mentorship, and achievements in cardiovascular research. The Lavine Lab at Washington University School of Medicine focuses on developing therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infraction, heart failure, myocarditis, and heart transplant rejection.
Dr. Lavine gave a talk at the conference entitled “Discovery and Innovation in Cardiovascular Research”. In this talk he emphasized the importance of mentorship, both having been inspired by his own mentors and able to mentor students and trainees to succeed in their own careers. He also highlighted important aspects of leadership in science, including curiosity, willingness to be open to new ideas, and courage to change existing paradigms. Dr. Lavine also spoke about the Cardiovascular Precision Research Initiative, the translational arm of the Center for Cardiovascular Research at Washington University School of Medicine, of which he is the Director.