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September 18, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Ross Heart Hospital is accepting applications for the 2015 Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences. This prize provides national and international recognition and support to cardiovascular researchers at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine.

The Schottenstein Prize is among the largest monetary prizes in the United States dedicated to cardiovascular research. The recipient will receive an honorarium of $100,000 to help fund their research. The prize was established with a $2 million gift from philanthropists Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein, and is awarded biennially to an international leader in the clinical sciences of cardiovascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, or the basic sciences of molecular or cellular cardiology.

Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein are well known for their support of The Ohio State University and non-profit organizations throughout the country. Jay serves on The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center External Strategic Planning Committee and as an emeritus member of The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute Foundation Board. Jeanie is a director of The Ohio State University Foundation Board and her work has led to the creation of the Women’s Health Initiative to further develop women’s health research, education and clinical programs.

Ohio State’s Heart and Vascular Center is a leader in cardiovascular care, translating research discoveries made at the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute into patient care in cardiovascular medicine, vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at the Ross Heart Hospital.

Nominations must be received by January 31, 2015. For more information, go to


​Media Contact: Marti Leitch, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations

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