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For Immediate Release — November 29, 2007


Nominations Wanted for Jacobson Award

The Vascular Disease Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2008 Julius H. Jacobson II Award for Physician Excellence. The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 7, 2007.

The Julius H. Jacobson II MD Award for Physician Excellent is awarded annually by the Vascular Disease Foundation. This prestigious annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to physician education, leadership, or patient care in vascular disease. Dr. Jacobson is a pioneer in microsurgery and was the first physician to bring a microscope into the operating room. His work led to such advances as coronary artery surgery and limb reimplantation. Dr. Jacobson also developed the first microscope that allowed the surgeon and the first assistant to view the operative field simultaneously.

Candidates for the Jacobson Award will be screened by a committee of peers independent of Dr. Jacobson. Nomination criteria are:

• Must be a licensed physician in good standing
• Has made significant contributions that have advanced the science or clinical practice for the prevention and treatment of vascular disease or who has made exceptional contributions to vascular education programs, either to health professionals or patients.
• Must be a person of recognized personal and professional integrity.
• Must not be a current member of the Vascular Disease Foundation's Board of Directors.

Last year’s recipient was Jay D. Coffman, MD, former professor of medicine at Boston Medical Center. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology in Baltimore, MD.

You may download an application from our Web site or call 888.VDF.4INFO.

The Vascular Disease Foundation is the only national organization with the sole purpose of educating the public about vascular diseases. It is the most trusted source of credible, scientific and non-biased information on vascular diseases. For more information, call 888.VDF.4INFO (888.833.4463).