The Harry Goldblatt Award for New Investigators

Updated:May 19,2015
Sponsored by the Council on Hypertension

This 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.  The awardee will be selected by the Council's Awards Committee from applicants who have submitted abstracts accepted for presentation at the Council on Hypertension 2015 Scientific Session , along with other materials.

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 or senior 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.
  • There are no citizenship requirements.

All abstracts and application materials must be received through the Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions abstract submitter. Visit the conference website for abstract submission details.
(The deadline to submit has been extended to May 26, 2015.)

For questions, please contact:
Susan Kunish, AHA Conference Manager

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