The Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (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 Early Career Committee Membership
We encourage and accept applications from early career professionals. Early Career Professionals are defined as Investigators, Clinicians, or Healthcare Providers who have completed training within the last 4 years and MDs or PhDs in the first 4 years after their first faculty appointment.
Examples of activities that benefit early career persons include:
- Create a reading list of seminal papers of interest to trainees
- Generate the list of Top 10 Research Advances
- Produce News Roundups
- Develop Early Career Programming for Early Career Day during Scientific Sessions.
How to Apply
Please submit your application below and attach the following:
- Personal letter
- Letter of Recommendation
Please note that active membership in the American Heart Association is required of all committee members.
Submission Period is March 20 through May 29, 2015
Members of the FGTB Early Career Committee play an integral role in furthering the mission of the FGTB Council by planning early career sessions, developing a mentoring program and fostering collaboration via the FGTB Council Group on the AHA Professional Online Network (PON).
Full Early Career Committee Listing
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 an active senior participant in the FGTB Council., and up to 9 members, one of whom will be Chair. 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 the Early Career committee. The finalists of the previous year’s Young Investigator Award competition will be invited to apply.|
|Term of Office:|
Members shall serve two-year terms beginning July 1st and ending June 30th. Appointment will be renewable for a second term contingent on approval by the Committee’s Chair. Terms shall be staggered for continuity.
|Frequency of Meetings:|
The Committee shall meet via teleconference 1 time per month. The time commitment will vary, but should not exceed an average of 1-3 hours per month. Special projects may require additional time. The committee shall also meet face-to-face during Scientific Sessions.
|Benefits of Participation:|
AHA Science & Medicine Advisor and AHA Council Manager
FGTB Awards, Lectures and Scholarships
A sampling of the available topics are listed below.
Visit the FGTB Online Education Series on the Professional Online Network for the full series.
|Introduction to FGTB|
|Advice from the Experts|
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.
May 5–7, 2016
Comprehensive national meeting of cardiac and vascular diseases.
Nov 7-11, 2015
|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.|
The FGTB Mentoring Program focuses on reaching out to Early Career healthcare professionals who are members of the FGTB Council. The FGTB Council is committed to advancing the careers of all early career scientists, and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences.
Visit the FGTB Mentoring Program section for full program details and sign up today.