International Society for Heart Research

The Society began as an "International Study Group for Research in Cardiac Metabolism" in Dubrovnik in 1968; at the 1976 World Congress in Tokyo, it adopted the name "International Society for Heart Research". It currently has over 3,000 members and comprises 7 international Sections (Australasian, Chinese, European, Indian, Japanese, Latin American and North American). The president for the 2016 to 2019 term was Elizabeth Murphy, an NIH scientist.[1]

The Society publishes its own journal (Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology[2]) and newsletter (Heart News and Views[3]).

The ISHR has developed a number of awards (Peter Harris Distinguished Scientist Award, Research Achievement Award, Outstanding Investigator Award, three named Distinguished Lecture Awards and Distinguished Leader Award for Faculty).[4] It also gives the Richard J. Bing Award for Young Investigators, an award named after its first President and founder.


  1. "About us: 2016-2019 ISHR Executive Committee". ISHR. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  2. "Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology -". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  3. "Heart News & Views - International Society for Heart Research". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  4. "ISHR Awards - International Society for Heart Research". Retrieved 2016-09-29.
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