Home / Professional Development / Awards / Researchers / Gabor Kaley Memorial Lectureship Award


Award at a Glance

Award amount: $1,000, plus up to $2000 travel expenses, complimentary early registration to the American Physiology Summit  and a complimentary ticket to the CV Section banquet. 

Application deadline: February 26

Questions? Contact:  Farah Sheikh, PhD (CV Section) and Karen Stokes, PhD, (MCS)

Who can apply: Established researchers in the field of microcirculatory physiology and pathophysiology. 

Past Awardees
Award Description

The Gabor Kaley Lectureship Award recognizes an outstanding contributor to the field of microcirculatory physiology/pathophysiology, who is noted for the quality of their research and who has demonstrated commitment to the development and training of junior scientists. The annual award is a joint initiative of the APS Cardiovascular (CV) Section and the Microcirculatory Society (MCS). This lectureship was endowed in 2014 by a generous donation by Kaley's.

The award will be presented at the American Physiology Summit. The awardee will be invited to present a one-hour featured lecture on their research followed by short presentation by trainees or early-career investigators on related topics. The awardee is expected to publish their formal lecture in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology as a "Highlighted Manuscript."

About Gabor Kaley

Gabor Kaley, PhD devoted his professional career equally to two pursuits: advancing microcirculatory research and development, and training of young scientists to encourage them to investigate important problems in microvascular physiology and pathophysiology. He published more than 200 articles, including a seminal article that led to the discovery of the biological role of prostaglandins.

Kaley trained numerous leaders in the field of microcirculatory research. Kaley's research team made invaluable scientific contributions to the fields of vascular regulation and microcirculation, including, but not limited to, enhancing our understanding of the role of prostaglandins, nitric oxide, and mechanotransduction of pressure and shear stress in the physiologic and pathologic control of the microcirculation.


The nominee must:

  • be a researcher in the microvascular physiology and pathophysiology field,
  • demonstrate outstanding contributions to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in this area, and
  • demonstrate commitment to development and training of junior scientists

Preference is given to MCS and/or CV members. Nominations are active for three years, but updating the nomination package is recommended.


The application package includes:

  • nomination letter emphasizing the qualifications of the nominee,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • up to two letters of support, and
  • list of up to five recent papers (with PubMed Central identifiers) highlighting the nominee's recent research.

Emphasis should be on the nominee's recent work on microvascular physiology and pathophysiology. The nominator does not have to be a MCS or APS  member. Anyone, except members of the selection committee, may submit one nomination or one seconding letter for the Gabor Kaley Lectureship in any given year. Self-nominations are not accepted. Please do not nominate a person for the same work or achievement for which they have already received a MCS or APS Society-level award.

Selection Committee

Members of the selection committee and their affiliations are:

  • Farah Sheikh, PhD (Co-chair, CVS)
  • Karen Stokes, PhD (Co-chair, MCS)
  • Zsolt Bagi, PhD (MCS)
  • Andreas Beyer, PhD (CVS)
  • Erika Boerman, PhD (CVS)
  • Cris Heaps, PhD (CVS)
  • Akos Koller, MD, PhD (MCS)
  • Swapnil Sonkusare, PhD (MCS)


Applications are only accepted via online submission