On July 6, Doosan Yonkang Foundation (Chairman Yong Hyun Park) held a ceremony at the Lotte Hotel Seoul to present the 2018 Doosan Yonkang Academic Award for best medical paper. The winner of this year’s award was Joo Myung Lee, professor of cardiology at Samsung Medical Center, who received 30 million won (about $27,000) and a plaque.
The paper that won Lee the award was, “Clinical implications of three-vessel fractional flow reserve measurement in patients with coronary artery disease,” which was published in the European Heart Journal, an SCI* journal of cardiology published by the European Society of Cardiology, in March 2018. The study re-interpreted the clinical meaning of fractional flow reserve, a model for the estimation of impaired blood flow across a coronary artery stenosis.
The Doosan Yonkang Academic Award for medical articles was established in 2006 to contribute to medical research in Korea and motivate young medical researchers.
* SCI (Science Citation Index): A database index that provides information about how many times and where (other books or papers) a certain paper was cited.
▲ Doosan Yonkang Foundation Chairman Yong Hyun Park (right), together with Professor Joo Myung Lee (middle) and Wang Jun Lee, publisher of the Young Doctor newspaper, pose for a photo at the Doosan Yonkang Academic Award ceremony for best medical paper.