Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB)

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Mission Statement

The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB) is to advance discoveries from genetics, systems and translational biology and to facilitate their application in global cardiovascular health and disease.

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Read a message from the FGTB Council Chair.

Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
The FGTB council proudly sponsors numerous award programs which honor outstanding researchers, early career investigators or medical students.

Fellowship provides a means to recognize council members for outstanding contributions to the field and service to the American Heart Association (AHA).

Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics
Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics is one of 11 AHA journals. It represents the Council on FGTB.

Council Committees
The FGTB council is comprised of professionals who serve as experts on issues related to functional genomics and translational biology in cardiovascular disease.
 Early Career
The FGTB council fosters the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians.
New!  Mentoring Program

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Funding Opportunities
The method for applying for funding is Web-based using our electronic system, Grants@Heart

Related Sites
Genetic Epidemiology and
Functional Genomics for
Young Investigators: A Hands-On Learning Workshop (PDF)
July 5-8, 2015 I Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Podcast Series
Basic Concepts in Genetics and Genomics Modules

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The purpose of the American Heart Association's Early Career and Mentoring programs is to encourage and assist promising students and junior faculty as they seek to embark upon and establish successful careers in science.

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