- Early Career
- Trainee Advocacy Committee Members
- Trainee Advocacy Committee Commission
- Council on Hypertension Awards
The Council on Hypertension Trainee Advocacy Committee (HTN TAC) aims to foster the development of trainees and early career professionals in the field of functional genomics and translational biology, including research scientists and clinicians. Our goal is to promote and encourage trainees and early career individuals to participate in council activities and to provide information to those members of our council.
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Members of the Council on Hypertension Trainee Advocacy Committee (HTN TAC) play an integral role in furthering the mission of the Hypertension Council by planning early career sessions, developing a mentoring program and fostering collaboration via the Council on Hypertension on the AHA Professional Online Network (PON).
Current HTN TAC MembersFull Trainee Advocacy Committee Listing
HTN TAC Chair
HTN TAC Vice-Chair
Immediate Past Chair
To involve trainees / postdoctoral students / recently trained individuals in Council on Hypertension activities. To expand the diversity of the council. To identify early career council members from diverse backgrounds to participate in other Council committees
|Number of Members:|
|The Committee shall be comprised of one or more advisors, including the Immediate Past Chair of the Council, and up to 9 members, one of whom will be Chair. The other advisor will be an active senior participant in the Council on Hypertension. The Chair will be selected by Council leadership.|
|Council Chair and Leadership Committee|
|Method of Appointment:|
|Members shall be chosen using an application process, facilitated by a small task force from the Leadership committee. The finalists of the previous year’s Young Investigator Award competition will be considered. |
|Term of Office:|
Members shall serve two-year terms beginning July 1 and ending June 30. Terms shall be staggered for continuity.
|Frequency of Meetings:|
The Committee shall meet via teleconference 1-2 times per year. The time commitment will vary, but should not exceed an average of 1-3 hours per month. Special projects may require additional time.
|Benefits of Participation:|
AHA Science & Medicine Advisor and AHA Council Manager
Council on Hypertension Awards, Lectures and Scholarships
We know you want the best career resources. Our Early Career Professional Membership and mentoring programs give you top-notch tools to maximize your growth as a young professional. Our goal is for all Early Career Members to play a crucial role in our prestigious organization. We give you opportunities to meet and dialogue about specialty and career issues with other Early Career Members and more senior professionals across the globe.
Visit Early Career Development & Resources for more information.
- American Heart Association Funding Opportunities
- Undergraduate Summer Fellowships
- Pre-doctoral Fellowships
- Post-doctoral Fellowships
- Scientist Development Grant
- Beginning Grant-in-Aid
- Fellow to Faculty Transition
- NIH New Investigator Website (opens in a new window)
- Grants.gov (opens in a new window)
- Community of Science (opens in a new window)
- Active NIH/NHLBI Training Grants (opens in a new window)
- General Grant Writing Information from the NIH (opens in a new window)
- Secondary Dataset Analysis in Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorders (R21) (opens in a new window)
National Meetings of Special Interest
Hypertension Scientific Sessions
Annual Meeting of the Hypertension Council with top tier vascular research and special sessions aimed to foster the success of early career members. Immediately follows the SVS Research Initiatives conference.
Visit the Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions site for full details.
Sept. 14–17, 2015
The Dolphin Hotel
Hypertension Summer School
The bi-annual Hypertension Summer School will provide a broad overview of the major systems that contribute to blood pressure control and the development of hypertension with emphasis on basic mechanisms, clinical relevance and epidemiology, and current and emerging therapies for the treatment of hypertension.
Visit the Hypertension Summer School site for for full details.
Comprehensive national meeting of cardiac and vascular diseases.
Visit the Scientific Sessions site for full details.
Administered by the Trainee Advocacy Committee
To foster an environment of training and networking activities in order to provide support in the form of mentor CHAMPions for future career choices in the scientific community.Visit Council on Hypertension Advisory and Mentoring Program (CHAMP) for full details.