ATVB Early Career Investigator Award

Updated:May 6,2015
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 

Award Deadline: April 22, 2015 through June 19, 2015 - 5:00 pm Central (Deadline Extended)  

The ATVB Early Career Investigator Award recognizes the council’s early career investigator members who are performing high quality research in the fields of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology. Candidates will be considered not only for the quality and relevance of their research being submitted to Scientific Sessions but also for their accomplishments, contributions to their fields and expertise as researchers in general.

Five finalists will present their research at Scientific Sessions and a winner will be named at the ATVB Business Meeting and Awards Reception.

Award Information (click on the sections below for more information)

  • Abstract must be submitted to one of the categories for presentation at Scientific Sessions in which Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology is the lead/primary sponsor.  View the abstract categories.
  • Candidates include Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who have completed training only within the last four years; or Ph.D.s and or M.D.s who are still within the first four years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date.
  • All applicants for the award must be members of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biolgy.
  • An individual may not compete for similiar young investigator awards from other American Heart Association scientific councils during the same year for the same conference.
  • Only one manuscript per candidate will be considered.
  • The applicant must be the first and presenting author, although the manuscript may have co-authors.
  • Finalists are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.
  • The work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscrip or abstract) before the date and time of the presentation at Scientific Sessions.  Abstract data may not be presented at a national or international meeting, world congress before the date and time of presentation at Scientific Sessions.
  • The abstract must comply wiht the AHA Abstract Submission Guidelines as outlined by the Committee on Scientific Sessions Programming.
  • Abstracts/manuscripts eligible for this award must be based upon projects that adhere to the American Heart Association's policies governing all research awards, regarless of whether the project was funded by the American Heart Association.  These policies are available here and include (but not limited to) research using human subjects or animals, and stem cell research.
  • Notwithstanding the above, the AHA Officers have the discretion to determine eligibility for the award, in extraordinary circumstances when there is an issue relating to the AHA policy or positions or other potentially controversial issue relating to the positioning or perceptioni of the AHA.

Scientific Sessions Abstract Categories

Policies Governing All Research Awards





Abstract Submission:

Scientific Sessions

Scientific Sessions 2016
Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting in the country with over 17,000 professionals attending annually, and over 22,000 total attendees, as reported by the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitor’s Association. 

New Orleans, LA
Nov. 12–16, 2016

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