Quinones Named Finalist for AHA Award

Congratulations to Dr. Quintin Quinones, who was recently named as one of five finalists for the Vivien Thomas Award from the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia for his submission entitled, “Proteomic Profiling Reveals Reduction in Electron Transport Chain Proteins in the Hearts of Hibernating Arctic Ground Squirrels Compared with Rats after Surgical Ischemia and Reperfusion: A Convergence of Mammalian Cardio-protective Strategies.”  The winner will be chosen on the basis of oral presentations given at this year’s AHA meeting in November.

The Vivien Thomas Award acknowledges the accomplishments of early career investigator members of the CVSA Council who are focusing on fundamental and applied surgical research.

The award is named in honor of Vivien T. Thomas, a key player in pioneering the anastomosis of the subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery. The surgical work he performed with Dr. Alfred Blalock paved the way for the successful outcome of the Blalock-Taussig shunt in 1944.

Chris KeithQuinones Named Finalist for AHA Award