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Dean Goldschmidt Travels to Ohio State to Accept Award

10/28/2008

Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., received the Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences during a ceremony at The Ohio State University, in Columbus, Ohio, Monday evening.

Director of cardiology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health from 1997 to 2000, Goldschmidt is the inaugural winner of the prize, from The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center. The Schottenstein Laureate receives a minimum honorarium of $100,000.

“The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize is particularly special to me, because it will be awarded biennially to a leader in either the clinical sciences of cardiovascular medicine or the basic sciences of molecular or cellular cardiology,” Goldschmidt said during a ceremony inside the Jerome Schottenstein Center on Ohio State’s campus.

“I greatly look forward to bringing this wonderful award back to my team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.”

The Schottenstein Prize was established with a $2 million endowment from Columbus-based Ohio State and international philanthropists Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein.

“Dr. Goldschmidt is an outstanding choice for the first Schottenstein Prize,” said Thomas Ryan, M.D. , director of the OSU Heart and Vascular Center. “He has excelled at fundamental cardiovascular research while maintaining a reputation as an outstanding clinician, teacher and administrator.”

In addition to heading The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, Goldschmidt also built the Heart and Lung Research Institute and a heart hospital during his time with the school.

Prior to receiving his award, Goldschmidt consulted with Ohio State College of Medicine faculty members, lectured during a special Grand Rounds in the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital. During his visit he also participated in research day activities at the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

“As someone who has spent more hours in the laboratory than I can count, it is always gratifying to have basic science research recognized for the key role it plays in all that we do; without the findings at the bench, no treatment would ever make it to the bedside of the patients we care for,” said Goldschmidt about the award.

“I am grateful to be honored as a scientist and as a physician,” Goldschmidt added. “Thank you to all of you for being here tonight to recognize me in this way.  And again, thank you for bestowing this incomparable honor upon me. I will always cherish and appreciate this recognition.”

To access Dean Goldschmidt’s CV, click on: http://www.med.miami.edu/deansoffice/documents/GoldschmidtPascal_CV081021.pdf