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The Basic Science Research Award was presented to Tobias Fuchs, Ph.D., a member of Denisa Wagner's laboratory at PCMM/IDI.

The Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) presented its annual research awards at the Vascular Disease Foundation's eighth annual meeting in Washington. The awards recognize the important research relevant to the understanding and/or treatment of venous diseases.

Text adapted from the Venous Disease Coalition press release (Photo courtesy of the Vascular Disease Foundation)

The awards for studies published in 2010 in peer-reviewed medical literature are made in three distinct categories, including Basic Science, Clinical Outcomes and Quality Improvement and Implementation of Best Practices. The winning studies must provide important or novel insights for each category.

The Basic Science Research Award was presented to Tobias Fuchs, Ph.D.

Fuchs TA. Brill A. Duerschmied D. Schatzberg D. Monestier M. Myers DD Jr. Wrobleski SK. Wakefield TW. Hartwig JH. Wagner DD. Extracellular DNA traps promote thrombosis. (Proc Nat Acad Sci. 2010;107(36):15880-5.)

Winners received a plaque and $1,000 at the Vascular Disease Foundation's annual meeting in Washington.

For the VDC press release and full list of recipients, please click here.

About the Venous Disease Coalition

The Venous Disease Coalition (VDC) ( promotes the urgent need to make venous thromboembolism or "VTE" a major U.S. public health priority. The VDC is an alliance of leading health professional societies and patient advocacy groups that have united around a common goal: to improve the survival rates and quality of life for individuals with, or at risk for, venous disease. It is an intiative of the Vascular Disease Foundation (, a national, not-for-profit section 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by the following national sponsors: Eisai Inc., BSN Jobst, AngioDynamics, BioMedix, Cook Medical and Juzo.

About The Vascular Disease Foundation

The Colorado-based Vascular Disease Foundation is the only national non-profit organization with the sole purpose of educating the public about vascular diseases. It is the most trusted source of credible, scientific and non-biased information on vascular diseases. For more information, call (888) VDF-4INFO or (888) 833-4463 or visit our Web site at