Dr. Patricia D'Amore receives the 2012 ASIP Rous-Whipple Award

Mark E. Sobel, MD, PhD, Executive Officer of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), has announced that Dr. Patricia A. D'Amore is the recipient of the 2012 ASIP Rous-Whipple Award. Dr. D’Amore will present her award lecture, “The Many Roles of VEGF in the Adult,” on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the ASIP Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2012 in San Diego, CA. She will receive the Rous-Whipple Award on Monday, April 23, 2012 during the ASIP Awards Presentation and Membership Business Meeting. D'Amore's lecture will form the basis of a publication in The American Journal of Pathology.

The ASIP Rous Whipple Award is presented to a senior scientist with a distinguished career in research who has advanced the understanding of disease and has continued productivity at the time of this award. 

Dr. D'Amore is the Co-Director of Research, Senior Scientist, & Ankeny Scholar of Retinal Molecular Biology, at Schepens Eye Research Institute, and Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Harvard Medical School. A research scientist and administrator, Dr. D'Amore has an international reputation as a leader, innovator and mentor.
Among her colleagues, Dr. Michael Klagsbrun, Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston, comments of Dr. D’Amore that he has “never met an individual so involved in so many areas at the same time: running an institution administratively; running a successful eye-oriented research program; and teaching and serving on myriad committees devoted to student education.”  Dr. Harold Dvorak of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a former recipient of the Rous-Whipple Award in 2002, commends Dr. D’Amore as “an outstanding scientist,” and states that he “personally turn(s) to her work on many occasions for insight into the angiogenic process.” Dr. Michael Gimbrone, Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, describes Dr. D’Amore’s national and international activities as impressive in scope, in that “she has been, for more than two decades, a primary organizer and/or active participant in numerous interdisciplinary forums at the interface of vascular biology, angiogenesis, and translational research.”Dr. D'Amore's research focuses on vascular growth and development, with an emphasis on blood-vessel growth in the retina. Work conducted in her laboratory, and in collaboration with investigators at Mass Eye and Ear, formed the basis for the current use of anti-angiogenic therapies for diabetic retinopathy.