Research Horizons


Robbins Receives Procter Medallion

Jeff Robbins, PhD, Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute, and Director, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology, has received the William Cooper Procter Medallion—the highest honor bestowed by Cincinnati Children’s.

Robbins has published more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Known as the “father of cardiac transgenesis,” his work led to the development of reagents that have helped scientists understand the actions of proteins responsible for human cardiac disease and design effective therapies. Robbins’ research advanced our understanding of both normal and disease-causing cardiac proteins. Thousands of other investigators have leveraged his data and reagents to advance their own research.

The Procter Medallion is the latest of many awards during Robbins’ 45-year career. Others include the Louis and Artur Lucian Award for research in circulatory disease; the Presidential Award from the International Society of Heart Research; and the prestigious Research Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.