Wiggers Award goes to Sigmund

Curt D. Sigmund, PhD, chair and departmental officer of the Department of Pharmacology and Roy J. Carver Chair in Hypertension Research, has received the Carl J. Wiggers Award given by the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society (APS).

Sigmund received the award at the Experimental Biology 2018 meeting in San Diego, CA, April 20–25, 2018, where he also presented “PPARγ-dependent Pathways Protect the Vasculature: Role of RhoBTB1,” and served as chair of the Wiggers Award Featured Topic Session.

The Wiggers Award is presented in honor of the section’s founder, Carl J. Wiggers. Wiggers’ research defined fundamental pressure-flow relationships in the cardiovascular system. In addition to publishing definitive texts in circulatory physiology, Wiggers founded the journal Circulation Research and trained numerous future department heads as well as several presidents of the APS.

The award is presented each year to a scientist who is a fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of APS, who has made outstanding contributions to cardiovascular research throughout their career, has been an active and committed member of the section, and who is expected to attract outstanding new members to the Cardiovascular Section.

Sigmund is a fellow of the Cardiovascular Section, former chair of the Joint Program Committee of the APS, former elected councilor, and currently serves as chair of the APS Publications Committee.