Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Mentoring Program

Updated:Jan 28,2015


The Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Mentoring Program focuses on reaching out to Early Career healthcare professionals who are members of the ATVB Council. The ATVB Council is committed to advancing the careers of all early career scientists, and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences.

Fill out the ATVB Mentee Application Form to get started.

The objectives of this program are:

  1. To provide functional mentoring at AHA Scientific Sessions.
  2. To support and help early career healthcare professionals, educators and scientists develop their professional careers.
  3. To promote the highest possible quality of science and enhance and facilitate translational research by enriching the scientific base of scientists, clinicians, and physicians.
  4. To provide networking opportunities and introduce early career researchers to leaders in all ATVB Council Member areas of interest.
  5. To enhance the value of ATVB membership for early career investigators.

Mentor/Mentee Matching

  1. Each mentee will be matched with a volunteer senior mentor or a volunteer peer mentor with emerging expertise in the mentee's field.
  2. The term of mentorship of an individual mentee will initially comprise 3 months, and may be extended as desired by both mentor and mentee.
  3. Mentor-mentee matches will be assessed by survey following the initial 3 month period, and re-matching may be requested at that point.

Participation Requirements

  1. Participants must be active members of the American Heart Association (AHA) Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Council at the Early Career level (Individuals currently participating in a post-doctoral fellowship program or equivalent or within 5 years of their first faculty position are eligible for this level). To become a member of the AHA please visit AHA Professional Membership.
  2. The program requires the mentor and mentee to meet regularly via telephone, email or other electronic means to discuss issues and strategies for career development.
  3. Commit to one hour for face-to-face individual mentoring at the AHA Scientific Sessions or ATVB specialty meeting each year if possible.
  4. Mentor and mentee should attend the annual ATVB early career networking reception on Tuesday evening and the Early Career Day activities on the Saturday prior to the start of AHA Scientific Sessions if possible.
  5. Mentee and mentor must complete a survey 3 months after the match to help ATVB determine the success of the match.

Applications must include the following:

  1. Completed the ATVB Mentee Application Form.
  2. Up-to-date curriculum vitae including publications.
  3. Head & shoulder photograph (jpeg or tiff format).
  4. Complete application form and upload required documents online.