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The Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Lectureship Award was instituted in 2006 to recognize outstanding and cutting edge research in physiology or related areas. Awardees are invited to attend the ACDP fall meeting and present a seminar on their research.

Awardees are selected by the President in conjunction with members of Council based on membership recommendations. They receive travel, hotel, food, complimentary registration and an honorarium of $1,000.

The Award was named for the late Arthur C. Guyton, University of Mississippi, a well-known researcher, educator, author, and long-time department chair. He was the only person to be awarded both the ACDP Outstanding Teaching Award and the ACDP Distinguished Service Award.

Arthur C. Guyton Distinguished Lectureship Awardees

Year    Name  Title of Presentation 


John E. Hall

John E. Hall, Ph.D.
Univ. of Mississippi Medical School



Frank W. Booth, Ph.D.
Univ. of Missouri

Maximal Aerobic Training: An Ultimate Integration of Genes and Systems While Maintaining Homeostatic Harmony


R. John Solaro, Ph.D.
Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

Sarcomere Signaling and Guyton’s Analysis of Cardiac Output Regulation


Monika R. Fleshner, Ph.D.
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

The Neurobiology and Physiology of Exercise-Induced Stress Robustness


Leslie A. Leinwand, Ph.D.
Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

Redefining Snake Oil: Translating Python Biology to Mammalian Hearts


Gordon S. Mitchell, Ph.D.   
Univ. of Florida (formerly Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison)

Harnessing Intermittent Hypoxia-induced Spinal Motor Plasticity: Breathing and Walking After Spinal Injury


José Jalife, M.D.
Univ. of Michigan

Searching For The Holy Grail: Upstream Therapy To Prevent Atrial Fibrillation Progression


Irena Levitan, Ph.D.
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

Cholesterol Regulation of K+ Channels: From Biophysics to Vascular Biology


Paul A. Welling, M.D.
Univ. of Maryland

Potassium Channels Find Their Way in Membrane Traffic


Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.
Univ. of Texas, Houston

Discovery of Nitric Oxide and Cyclic GMP in Cell Signaling and Their Role in Drug Development


Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.
Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Genetic Protection Against Diseases of Dietary Excess


Eric Olson, Ph.D.
 Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Micro RNA, Heart Development and Disease


H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.
Univ. of Pennsylvania

Characterization of Myosin Super family and Pharmacological Strategies for the Treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy