Jay D. Coffman Early Career Investigator Award

Updated:May 21,2014

Sponsored by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease

The Awards deadline has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Young Investigator imageThe Coffman Award recognizes the research and backgound of an outstanding PVD student/trainee member or early career investigator member and encourages participation in AHA Scientific Sessions.  The winner will be honored at the PVD Council Dinner at Scientific Sessions in November.

This award is named in memory of Dr. Jay D. Coffman, former chief of the Peripheral Vascular Section at Boston University School of Medicine and a pioneer in the field of peripheral vascular medicine. Dr. Coffman's research accomplishments focused on the physiology and pathophysiology of peripheral blood flow and his career exemplified the ideal of translating research findings directly to the care of patients.  He fostered understanding atherosclerosis as a systemic disease and nurtured the discipline of vascular medicine as a clinical subspecialty.  Dr. Coffman was an influential medical investigator, an outstanding clinician, and a treasured educator and mentor.

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

  • Candidate must be actively involved in research related to peripheral vascular disease.
  • Abstract must be submitted to one of the categories listed under the award you would like to apply for at Scientific Sessions in which the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease is the lead/primary sponsor.  Please view a list of early career investigator awards and their affiliated Scientific Sessions abstract categories. 
  • Candidates include medical students, trainees/fellows, and Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s in active research who have completed training only within the last four years; or Ph.D.s and/or M.D.s who are still within in the first four years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date.
  • All applicants and primary applicant references/sponsors for the award must be members of the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease.   If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so by May 30.
  • Only one application 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 (manuscript or abstract) before the date and time of presentation at Scientific Sessions.  Abstract data may not be presented at a national or international meeting or world congress before the date and time of presentation at Scientific Sessions . The abstract must comply with the AHA Abstract Submission Guidelines as outlined by the Committee on Scientific Sessions Program.
  • Abstracts/manuscripts eligible for this award must be based upon projects that adhere to the American Heart Association’s policies governing all research awards, regardless of whether the project was funded by the American Heart Association.  These policies are available here and include (but are 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 AHA policy or positions or other potentially controversial issue relating to the positioning or perception of the AHA.



Deadline
All applications must be received through the Council Awards Application System by June 16, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. CDT.  Applicants should apply as early as possible before the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues.  Applicants needing to join the AHA should do so by May 30 for the membership to be processed in time for the Application System to permit submission by the deadline.

For questions, please contact:
Awards & Lectures Manager, Professional Memberships
E-mail: council.awards@heart.org
Phone: (214) 706-1181


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