Stevo Julius, M.D., Sc.D., a legendary hypertension researcher and professor emeritus at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center, will receive the Alberto Zanchetti Life Achievement Award during the European Society of Hypertension Scientic Sessions June 18-21 in Oslo, Norway.
Julius will be the 12th recipient of the award and the first scientist from the United States to be given the honor. The award is given to a scientist with lifelong high quality scientific research in hypertension.
More than 1.5 billion people in the world have hypertension, or high blood pressure. It???s a leading risk factor for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and obesity and globalization are driving hypertension rates higher in parts of the world where rates were previously low.
Julius, a native of Croatia, is the former chief of the Division of Hypertension at the U-M Health System, a post he held for 25 years. He is one of the early pioneers in the field of hypertension whose work has focused on not only treating hypertension, but in preventing it.
His research showed that treating pre-hypertensive patients with a new class of blood pressure-lowering medications may postpone the onset of high blood pressure.
ESH scientific meeting is expected to be the largest hypertension meeting in the world. and attracts investigators, researchers and clinicians from across the globe. The scientific agenda contains the most updated research, controversies and consensus in the field of clinical and experimental hypertension.
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