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Special Recognition for Ivan Berkowitz MBAAt a reception held in Winnipeg in February, 2016, the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences has recognized Ivan Berkowitz with “Distinguished Service Award in Cardiovascular Science, Medicine and Surgery”. In his capacity as Editor of CV Network and Heart Health Scholar of the Academy for more than 15 years, Ivan has played a critical role in the development of cardiovascular health programs throughout the world. He served as conference coordinator for 11 national and international meetings and symposia held in Winnipeg for exchanging information on cardiovascular health and disease. In addition, he organized several public forums in Winnipeg and paid particular attention to lifestyle modifications and nutritional approaches for the prevention of heart disease. He edited a book “Frontiers in Cardiovascular Health” published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003. He has also been serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research. The work of Ivan Berkowitz was recognized by several awards from different organizations.
He received Medal of Merit from SERVCOR, Brazil and was bestowed the title “Honourary Professor of Fundaco Cardiovascular Sao Francisco de Assis” Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He was granted Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2009 Reh-Fit Foundation Healthy Living Award, and Big Heart Award for Organizational Achievement by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba. He has been serving as President of Myles Robinson Memorial Heart Trust for the past 9 years. Indeed, Ivan has rendered invaluable services in promoting the mission of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences and thus all the Officers and Members of the Executive Council extend their best wishes for his future endeavors.