2001 Prize Winner

Giuseppe Mancia, PhD

Giuseppe Mancia is Professor of medicine and chairman of the department of clinical medicine, prevention and applied biotechnologies of the University of Milan - Bicocca. He is also chairman of the department of medicine at the S. Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Milan, Italy.

Giuseppe Mancia has been honored for his scientific contributions many times and was the recipient of the Heymans lecture and award from the International Society of Pharmacology, the International Merck Sharp & Dohme Award from the International Society of Hypertension, and the Folkow award from the European Society of Hypertension.

Professor Mancia is president of the European Society of Hypertension and member of the Executive Scientific Council of the American Society of Hypertension. He is also past-president and secretary of the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) and chairman of the World Health Organization-ISH liaison committee for the guidelines on hypertension.

Giuseppe Mancia's special research interest concerns pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of hypertension, heart failure, coronary and other cardiovascular diseases. His expertise includes ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, neural control of the circulation, large artery mechanics and clinical trials.

In addition to publishing hundreds of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and a book on hypertension, Professor Mancia is deputy editor of the Journal of Hypertension, past-editor of various international journals on hypertension, and he serves on the editorial board of more than 30 international journals on cardiology, hypertension and internal medicine.

Professor Mancia graduated from the University of Siena, Medical School where he earned his Ph.D. in Physiology. After graduation he spent 3 years in the United States as a postdoctoral fellow at Mayo Clinic and Foundation, and as a resident in cardiology at Virginia Commonwealth University before being appointed professor of medicine at the University of Milan.