The Harry Goldblatt Award for New Investigators

Updated:Feb 7,2014
Sponsored by the Council for High Blood Pressure Research

Young Investigator imageThis program recognizes a new independent investigator working in hypertension or cardiovascular research who has significantly contributed to our understanding of the causes of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.  Three finalists will be selected by the council's Awards Committee from applicants who have submitted abstracts accepted for presentation at High Blood Pressure Research 2014 Scientific Sessions, along with other materials. A winner will be chosen after the oral abstract presentations at the conference.

This award is named after Dr. Harry Goldblatt, a pathologist who established the first animal model of hypertension in 1934. This model provided researchers with the tools to delineate the renin-angiotensin system of blood pressure control and, eventually, to design enzyme inhibitors for the treatment of chronic hypertension.

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

  • All applicants must be members of the AHA/ASA at any level by the time of application.  If you need to become an AHA/ASA Professional Member, you should do so before submitting your abstract and award application materials.  Join or renew today!
  • Applicants must be early career investigators active in hypertension or cardiovascular research.   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 in the first four years after their first faculty appointment, as of the award application date.
  • During the abstract submission process, applicants must submit the required award documentation and select the award for which they are applying.
  • The applicant must be the first/primary author of the abstract.
  • Abstracts 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.
  • Previous finalists and winners of this award are not eligible to re-enter the competition in subsequent years.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.



Deadline
All abstracts and application materials must be received through the HBPR 2014 Scientific Sessions abstract submitter. Visit the conference website for abstract submission details.
Apply by Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM CST

For questions, please contact:
Melissa Ariate Jarvis, AHA Conference Manager
melissa.ariate@heart.org

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