Shaun Coughlin, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, professor of cellular and molecular pharmacology and director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, has been selected by the UCSF Academic Senate as the recipient of the 48th Annual Faculty Research Lecture. Each year this distinction acknowledges the outstanding scientific achievements made by a member of the Academic Senate. Academic Senate members are asked to consider the contributions of their colleagues so that the University community may recognize their achievements. Coughlin has achieved international renown in the field of signal transduction via thrombin receptors. His groundbreaking work has led directly to new therapies for patients with unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction and he has, throughout his career, embraced the interaction between basic and clinical research. He is recognized as a respected and inspirational mentor as well as a scientist of consummate talent. Coughlin joined UCSF in 1984. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2004. Coughlin will deliver the 48th Faculty Research Lecture during Founder's Week on Monday, April 25, 2005 at 3:30p.m. in Cole Hall, 513 Parnassus Ave. The lecture is open to the campus community and the general public.