Roger Williams Memorial Award

Updated:Sep 25,2013

Applicants must submit abstracts to the Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions, scheduled for March 19-22, 2013 in New Orleans, LA.

  • Abstract Deadline: Oct. 8, 2012
  • Award Application Deadline: Oct. 8, 2012

General Information
The Roger R. Williams Memorial Award for Genetic Epidemiology and the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis is named for Dr. Roger R. Williams' pioneering work in the field of the genetics of inherited lipid disorders and the prevention of atherosclerosis.

The winner of the Roger R. Williams Genetic Epidemiology Award will be announced during the conference. The winning abstract will be the one achieving the highest average score of all applicants who submit abstracts to the category of genetic epidemiology.   The awardee will receive a cash prize of $1,500 and a plaque.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All applicants must be members of the AHA.
  • The candidate must be the first and presenting author of the abstract.
  • The work may not have been previously presented or published in any form.
  • Winners are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • Applicants may submit only one abstract for consideration for the award.
  • Winners of this award are not eligible to receive cash compensation from another award during the joint EPI/NPAM conference.

How To Apply

  • Submit an abstract for the conference by 5 p.m. CDT on Oct. 8, 2012 to the category Genetic Epidemiology.
  • Select the award during the abstract submission process.
  • Upload all required documents in the abstract submission site as instructed by 5 p.m. CDT, Oct. 8, 2012.

This award is made possible by a grant from Merck, Inc.


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