2016 Honorees 

CAMS Scientific Award

James K. Liao, M.D.

Dr. Liao received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed his medical residency training at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his cardiology training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and became the Director of Vascular Medicine Research at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He saw patients in the outpatient Vascular Medicine and Lipid Clinic at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Boston Chinatown, and was a past-President of the Greater Boston Chapter of CAMS. Recently, he relocated to the University of Chicago, where he is currently the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Cardiology Section, and Medical Director of the University of Chicago Heart & Vascular Center. His is also the Director of the Physician Scientist Development Program (PSDP) and the Principal Investigator of the NIH T32 Cardiovascular Sciences Training Grant at the University of Chicago. He attends on the inpatient Cardiovascular and Consult Service and sees outpatients in the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine and 150 E. Huron Clinic.

Dr. Liao’s clinical interests are in the areas of dyslipidemia and peripheral vascular disease. He routinely gives lectures nationally and internationally on treatment of dyslipidemia, vascular disease, and ischemic stroke, and has been the organizer of CME programs at Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago. He is also an international consultant for several universities in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Dr. Liao has received the annual Distinguished Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School on multiple occasions. He has trained over 65 research fellows, 35 of whom are currently Professors or Directors at academic institutions. His research interests include the role of statins in stroke and atherosclerosis. Dr. Liao is an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and his research efforts are supported by the National Institutes of Health. He received the Bugher Foundation Award for Stroke Research and the Cardiovascular Research Prize from the American Heart Association for his work on statins and ischemic stroke. He is also the recipient of the 2004 American Federation for Medical Research Outstanding Investigator Award. His academic contributions are recognized through elected membership to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP). He has contributed to the medical literature publishing in such journals as Science, Nature, Nature Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation, and others.

CAMS Founders Award

Percy P. Tung, M.D.

Florence Chu, M.D.

CAMS Community Service Award

Gilead Sciences, Inc.


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