Dr. Jeffrey Hastings

The American Heart Association, Texas Affiliate has awarded the 2005 Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellowship Applicant Award to Dr. Jeffrey Hastings of UT Southwestern. Dr. Hastings is a fellow in internal medicine.

His application, "Rowing Ergometry as a Novel Countermeasure to Cardiac Deconditioning Due to Prolonged Bed Rest," received the highest rating from the reviewers evaluating this year's proposals from the Texas Affiliate.

The award consists of a certificate and $1,000 per year for the duration of the grant, which may be used to attend any scientific meetings relevant to Dr. Hastings'project within the United States, Canada or Mexico. The award goes to promising heart researchers whose outstanding projects contribute toward the eradication of cardiovascular disease and stroke.