Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that Northwestern University's Vascular Medicine Training Fellow, Dr. Umberto Campia, has received the Simon Dack Award for Outstanding Scholarship in his support of the JACC Journals. This award, which is presented annually, recognizes those who work tirelessly as peer reviewers, giving critical reviews of original research for the JACC journals. Dr. Campia will be presented this award by the American College of Cardiology Foundation on April 3rd.
“This usually goes to very senior cardiology attendings. It is a reflection of [Umberto’s] intellect, energy and commitment.”
-Dr. Robert Bonow
About Dr. Campia:
MD: Catholic University, Rome, Italy (1993)
Research training: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (1998-2001)
My research has focused on vascular physiology and pathophysiology, in particular the study of the mechanisms of endothelial dysfunction in patients with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. More recently, I have expanded my interest on the role of endothelial progenitor cells on the maintenance of vascular health and on the effects of omega-3 fatty acids in heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
I have been a reviewer for cardiovascular journals since 2002 and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology since 2004. During this time, I have been selected twice among the elite reviewers. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of cardiovascular medicine also through this often underestimated work.
For my future career, I am planning to continue and expand my research interest, combined with clinical and teaching activity, within a strong academic institution.