The FGTB Early Career Committee 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.
FGTB Committee Involvement Form
Members of the FGTB Early Career Committee play an intergral role in furthering the mission of the FGTB Council by planning early career sessions, delveloping a mentoring program and fostering collaboration via the FGTB Council Group on the AHA Professional Online Network (PON).
Full Committee Listing
David Herrington, MD MHS FAHA
Ziad A Ali, MD PhD
Andreas Barth, MD
Ying Ann Chiao, BS MSc
Ankit A Desai, MD
Nehal N Mehta, MD MS FAHA
Kiran Musunuru, MD PhD MPH FAHA
Siddharth Prakash, MD PhD
John Ryan, MB, BCH, MRCP
To involve trainees / postdoctoral students / recently trained individuals in FGTB council 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 FGTB Council. 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 1st and ending June 30th. 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.
|Beneftis of Participation:|
AHA Science & Medicine Advisor and AHA Council Manager
FGTB Awards, Lectures and Scholarships
Statistics and Mentorship
- AHA Mentoring Handbook
This resource contains information on how to identify a suitable mentor, how to effectively use the mentor-mentee relationship and the responsibilities of the mentee.
- JAMA article: Academic Mentoring - How to Give It and How to Get It*
Research Funding ResourcesAmerican Heart Association
- Post-doctoral Fellowships
- Fellow to Faculty Transition
- Scientist Development Grant
- Beginning Grant-in-Aid
ATVB Scientific Sessions
Annual Meeting of the ATVB 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.
Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
May 1-3, 2013
Comprehensive national meeting of cardiac and vascular diseases.
Nov 16–20, 2013
Dallas Convention Center
|The FGTB Early Career Committee has dedicated sessions on Early Career Day -- the Saturday of AHA Scientific Sessions -- aimed at young investigators. Check out this year’s Early Career Day Programming for full details.|
Gordon Research Conferences*
Presentations of emerging science, typically in an informal atmosphere for close collegial discussions and cooperation. Of particular interest:
SVS Research Initiatives Conference*
Annual basic science meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery emphasizing translational research into peripheral vascular disease and the research of junior vascular biologists. Held immediately before the ATVB Annual Conference.
North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO)
- Vasculata* – A useful detailed overview of current topics in vascular biology for young investigators. Includes an optional hands-on workshop in experimental techniques of value to the vascular researcher.
- Experimental Biology* – A meeting with a diverse assemblage of investigators from a variety of disciplines. Includes Vascular Biology annual meeting of the North American Vascular Biology Organization.
Scientific conferences held in relatively informal locales to optimize information exchange and promote collaborative interactions. A subset of these each year is dedicated to cardiovascular diseases.