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Award Description


The Paul M. Vanhoutte Award in Vascular Pharmacology was established to honor Dr. Vanhoutte’s lifelong scientific contributions to our better understanding and appreciation of the importance of endothelial cells and vascular smooth muscle function in health and disease and for his mentoring of countless prominent endothelial and vascular biologists and pharmacologists.

The Paul M. Vanhoutte Award is presented biennially in even numbered years and consists of:

  • An honorarium of $1,000
  • A custom-designed crystal bowl depicting the named Lectureship
  • Up to $2,000 travel expenses including registration to the ASPET Annual Meeting.
  • An invitation to deliver a state-of-the-art lecture on recent advances in vascular biology and pharmacology at the ASPET annual meeting (Division’s programming session). The presentation of his/her research should be of broad interest and contribute to the growth of the Cardiovascular Pharmacology Division.


There are no restrictions on institutional affiliation, nationality, or age of the candidate, but the recipient must be an active member of the ASPET before receiving the award nomination. Nominations must be made by a member of the ASPET, and no member may nominate more than one candidate per year. The current division chair and secretary/treasurer and the ASPET Council president and secretary/treasurer are ineligible for division awards during their active tenure.


Final selection of the recipient will be made by the Award Committee of the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology.

Nomination Materials

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Awards Portal by logging into the box below.

Nominations should consist of:

  1. A letter of nomination describing the contributions to vascular biology and pharmacology of the candidate that make him/her eligible for this Award with a listing of his/her major contributions (1000 word limit)
  2. Up to four additional letters of support describing the candidate’s contributions to vascular biology and pharmacology may also be submitted (uploaded as separate PDFs)
  3. A complete curriculum vitae
  4. A brief biographical summary of the candidate and the importance of their work for use in award winner announcements (in no more than 150 words.) 

If any of the following relationships exist between the nominator and the candidate, you are encouraged to disclose it in your letter of nomination:  family member, spouse, partner; current dean, departmental chair, or postdoctoral or graduate advisor; current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee); research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; work at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution; previous graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the last five years; or if either are currently serving on the award selection committee for this award.

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Nomination Deadline

Closed for 2023

Previous Recipients of the Paul M. Vanhoutte Award

2008Donald D. Heistad
2010William B. Campbell 
2012Richard A. Cohen
2014Sue P. Duckles
Mark T. Nelson
Virginia M. Miller and Thomas Michel
Jan Danser

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