2012 Achievement Award : Jason Yuan

Awarded to one or more PVRI members for their continued support, engagement and contributions.


Jason Yuan is Professor of Medicine at the University of San Diego and Associate Director of Research Training (Basic Science). His research interests include pulmonary vascular pathophysiology and pathogenic mechanisms of pulmonary vascular disease. He received his medical school training at Suzhou Medical College (China), his PhD at Peking Union Medical College (China), and his postdoctoral training in the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Physiological Society. He is also a Guggenheim Fellow, and an elected Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has served on many advisory committees and editorial boards, including Chair of the Respiratory Integrative Biology and Translational Research study section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Chair of the Pulmonary Circulation Assembly of the American Thoracic Society. He is currently a regular member of the Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology study section and Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Physiology Cell Physiology. His pulmonary vascular disease research propels the field on pathogenic roles of membrane receptors and ion channels and provides a new research direction for developing therapeutic approaches for the disease.

Jason was a founding Editor of Pulmonary Circulation, the journal of the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute - an international, peer-reviewed medical research journal focused on publishing original research, review articles, case reports, and guidelines and consensus articles exclusively in the fields of the pulmonary circulation and pulmonary vascular disease. He is joint-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal with Nick Morrell.

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