The Tinsley Harrison Award

Each year, the Tinsley Harrison Award is presented to the author of the best article published in The Amercian Journal of the Medical Sciences in the preceeding year. We thank our publisher, Elsevier, for their generous sponsorship of this annual award.

Current Tinsley Harrison Award Winner
The 2021 Tinsley Harrison Award was presented to Kinfe Bishu, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, for the following paper:

Estimating the Economic Burden of Acute Myocardial Infarction in the US: 12 Year National Data

Kinfe G. Bishu, PhD, Alain Lekoubou, MD, MS, Elizabeth Kirkland, MD, MSCR, Samuel O. Schumann, MD, MSCR, Andrew Schreiner, MD, MSCR, Marc Heincelman, MD, William P. Moran, MD, MS and Patrick D. Mauldin, PhD

Am J Med Sci. 2020;359(5):257–265.

Past Tinsley Harrison Award Recipients

2019 - Bashar S. Staitieh, MD - Emory University School of Medicine: Chronic Alcohol Ingestion Impairs Rat Alveolar Macrophage Phagocytosis via Disruption of Rage Signaling

2018 - Irene Sarosiek, MD - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso, Texas: Gastric pH and Therapeutic Responses to Exsomeprazole in Patients With Functional Dyspepsia: Potential Clinical Implications

2017 - Ihab Hajjar, MD, MS - Emory University Department of Medicine: Circulating Progenitor Cells is Linked to Cognitive Decline in Healthy Adults

2016 - Kayoko Miyata, PhD - Tulane University Health Sciences Center: Renoprotective Effects of Direct Renin Inhibition in Glomerulonephritis

2015 - Stephanie DeLoach, MD - Thomas Jefferson University: Obesity Associated Inflammation in African American Adolescents and Adults

2014 - Ravindra Bhardwaj, MD - West Virginia University School of Medicine: Differential Diagnosis of Acute Pericarditis From Normal Variant Early Repolarization and Left Ventricular Hypertrophy With Early Repolarization: An Electrocardiographic Study

2013 - Viranuj Sueblinvong, MD - Emory University School of Medicine: Predisposition for Disrepair in the Aged Lung

2010 - Paul Muntner, PhD - University of Alabama Birmingham: Association of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol With Coronary Heart Disease Risk Across Categories of Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study

2009 - Ephrain Reisin, MD - Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center: Effect of the HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor Rosuvastatin on Early Chronic Kidney Injury in Obese Zucker Rats Fed With an Atherogenic Diet

2008 - Kantima Phisitkul, MD - Texas Tech University Health Science Center: Continued Smoking Exacerbates but Cessation Ameliorates Progression of Early Type 2 Diabetic Nephropathy

2007 - Vijaya Juturu, PhD - Nutrition 21, Inc.: Chromium Picolinate and Biotin Combination Reduces Atherogenic Index of Plasma in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial

2006 - Rami N. Khousam, MD - University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Hyperparathyroidism in Patients with Untreated and Treated Congestive Heart Failure

2005 - Temduang Chuahirun, MD - Texas Tech University Health Science Center: Cigarette Smoking Exacerbates and Its Cessation Ameliorates Renal Injury in Type 2 Diabetes

2004 - Sharon R. Inman, PhD - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Simvastatin Attenuates Renal Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Rats Administered Cyclosporine A

2003 - Siddhartha S. Ghosh, PhD - Virginia Commonwealth University: The Role of the Renin-Angiotensin System in Cholesterol and Puromycin Mediated Renal Injury

2002 - Gregory Engel, MD - Stanford University School of Medicine: Feasibility and Reliability of Rapid Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction

2001 - Marc C. Daniels, PhD - Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center
Marc C. Daniels, PhD, from the GV (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, received the Tinsley Harrison Award from Kent A. Kirchner, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. His award-winning paper, “Transcriptional Regulation of Transforming Growth Factor ß1 by Glucose: Investigation into the Role of the Hexosamine Biosynthesis Pathway”, was published in the March 2000 issue of AJMS.

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