Adolfo J. deBold, a professor of pathology and physiology at the University of Ottawa and director of research at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Ontario, Canada, and Ervin G. Erdos, a professor of pharmacology and anesthesiology and director of the Peptide Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, have received the Ciba Award for Hypertension Research.

Cosponsored by the Houston-based American Heart Association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research and the Ciba-Giegy Corp. Pharmaceuticals Division, Summit, N.J., this annual award--including a cash prize of $20,000 to be shared by the winners--recognizes contributions toward the improved understanding of hypertension. The award was presented during the American Heart Association's annual meeting, held in Chicago in September.

DeBold was the first to demonstrate that the heart has an endocrine function in addition to its role as a pump in the circulatory system. He discovered and...

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