The Gran Prix

2014 July 10

Dr. Adolfo deBold recently received The Gran Prix Scientifique Lefoulon Delalande Prize (2014 June 04) given by the L'institute de France. Presenting the prize to Dr. deBold is Alain Carpentier (of mitral valve repair fame..) This is France's Nobel prize equivalent which included 500,000 euros.

Adolfo de Bold is Director of the Cardiovascular Endocrinology Laboratory at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor of Pathology and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

De Bold discovered that the heart has an endocrine function; one of the major cardiovascular discoveries of the past 50 years. His work on atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), the cardiac polypeptide hormone previously unknown to the scientific community, has been recognized through numerous national and international distinctions and awards.

De Bold completed his university training at the Faculty of Chemical Sciences at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, where he obtained a professional degree in Clinical Biochemistry. In 1968, he continued his research and studies in the Department of Pathology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he obtained a PhD in Pathology.