Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career Development

The Council's Early Career Development program encourages and assists promising students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty as they seek to establish successful careers in science.  At the core of these efforts is the Early Career Committee, which serves as an advocate for young investigators.  Through direct interaction with the Council leadership, the committee works to ensure networking opportunities, career development symposia and service opportunities that fit the needs of the early career AHA members.  
Early Career Committee
Chair
Mahesh J. Patel, M.D.
Duke University Medical Center

NPAM Leadership  Advisor
Lora E. Burke, Ph.D., M.P.H., FAAN, FAHA 

University of Pittsburgh

Vice - Chair
Christina M. Shay, PhD MA

 
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Co-Mentor
Alice H. Lichtenstein, D.Sc., FAHA

Tufts University

Members
Rosemay A. Remigio-Baker, MPH
Johns Hopkins School Of Public Health

Michelle Fennessy, PhD APRN-BC
University of California Davis

Jessica D. Smith, PhD
Centre de Recherche del’Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec
Kristen Gill Hairston, MD MPH
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Sarah M. Camhi, PhD MS
University of Massachusetts
Jesse A. Lieberman, MD
Carolinas Rehabilitation
Quinn R. Pack, MD
Mayo Clinic
Sally S. Wong, PhD RD CDN
City University of New York

 

Early Career Events at EPI/NPAM 2013
 
·         Connection Corner
·   Offered during refreshment breaks Thursday and Friday
 
·         Professional Development Roundtables
·   Thursday Tables will consist of representatives from major studies and be handled in a “speed dating format” as was done last year for the first time. 
·    Friday Tables will be static tables with subject matter experts to discuss topics of interest. Currently have confirmed 5 topic tables and experts have been confirmed.
 
·         Early Career area in the evening poster sessions to allow space for networking and info exchange for early career members. 
 
·         NPAM Networking luncheon and Business meeting on Wednesday to offer presentation of interest to early career. Both member and nonmember early career/student attendees are offered discounted tickets.
 
·         Thursday morning Early Career Breakfast Reception
 
·         Thursday morning Early Career Special Presentation: Gerald Berenson “Evolution of Primary Prevention. Can we move to Primordial Prevention? The Bogalusa Heart Study and Health Ahead/Heart Smart”
 
·         Friday morning AHA Funding presentation: Mark Creager “The AHA Research Program and Opportunities for Early Career Investigators”
 
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When and Where

Location:
Marriott Baltimore Waterfront
Baltimore, MD 

Conference Dates:
Mar. 3-6, 2015
Registration Information

Registration Opens October 22, 2014!
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Deadline October 15, 2014
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Program Description 
The primary goal of the joint EPI/NPAM Spring 2014 Scientific Sessions is to promote the development and application of translational and population science related to the prevention of heart disease and stroke.

The Councils on Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) and Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health jointly plan the EPI/NPAM 2014 Scientific Sessions.  The sessions focus on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, genetics, metabolism, biomarkers, risk factors, subclinical disease, clinical disease, healthy populations, and global health.  The program also highlights strategies to translate advances in basic and clinical science into efforts to promote cardiometabolic health in both the clinical and population setting.  More...
Young Investigator Awards
The Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding endeavors by new investigators in research activities and encourages continued biomedical research careers, related to cardiovascular function and diseases, including basic science, integrated physiology and clinical problems.

Student Scholar Award
The objective of Student Scholar awards is to stimulate student scholars in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines to carry out research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic science. 

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When and Where

Location:
Marriott Baltimore Waterfront
Baltimore, MD 

Conference Dates:
Mar. 3-6, 2015
Registration Information

Registration Opens October 22, 2014!
Registration and Housing Information
Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission
SUBMIT your Abstract
Deadline October 15, 2014
Submission Categories
Rules and Guidelines
Submission Tips



Other Upcoming American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

Scientific Sessions



Scientific Sessions 2014
Scientific Sessions is the leading cardiovascular meeting in the country with over 17,000 professionals attending annually, and over 22,000 total attendees, as reported by the Healthcare Convention and Exhibitor’s Association. 

Chicago, IL
Nov. 15–19, 2014

ATVB Scientific Sessions


Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2014 Scientific Sessions

Sheraton Centre Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
May 1-3, 2014


Epi Ten-Day Seminar

Ten-Day Seminar on the Epidemiology and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
The overall goal of the conference is to enhance the ability of participants to pursue successful careers related to the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular disease and the promotion of cardiovascular health through development of competencies related to grant writing, manuscript development, teaching, and clinical and public health practice.

Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge
Tahoe City, Calif.
July 22–Aug. 3, 2012


Visit the Sessions Home page for more information on all AHA Scientific Sessions.
Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease Meetings and Conferences


Nutrition and Physical Activity Meetings and Conferences

 
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list of post-doctoral programs

Searching for Funding Opportunities

Types of Grants

  • Pilot Funds include NIH R03 or small grants ($50k year)
  • NIH K awards – 2-5 years in length, large portion is PI salary with small research budget 
  • NIH R01’s  Investigator initiated awards – can be in response to PA’s— (up to $500K year, up to 5 years)
  • Responses to RFA’s
  • Other independent funding

Please visit the AHA's Research Funding Opportunities for more information about the following Grants and Awards. 

  • Medical Student Research Program
    The student research  program encourages promising students, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, from all disciplines to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The research opportunity will allow students to work for 8, 10 or 12 weeks with a faculty/staff member on any project broadly related to cardiovascular  disease/function or stroke. The goal is to encourage students to consider a future academic career in this area.
     
  • Predoctoral Fellowship
    Helps students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.
     
  • Clinical Research Program
    Encourages early career investigators who have appropriate and supportive mentoring relationships to engage in high quality introductory and pilot clinical studies that will guide future strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke while fostering new research in clinical and translational science, and encouraging community- and population-based activities.
     
  • Undergraduate Student Research Program
    The purpose of this undergraduate research training program is to encourage promising students from all disciplines, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
     
  • Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award
    Provides funding for trainees with outstanding potential for careers as physician-scientists in cardiovascular or stroke research during the crucial period of career development that spans the completion of research training through the early years of the first faculty/staff position. The award provides a supportive mentored experience during this period of transition. The award will
    1. greatly enhance the awardee's chances of obtaining a high-quality faculty/staff appointment;
    2. improve the awardee's success and retention in an investigative career in cardiovascular science; and
    3. develop the mentoring skills of the awardee as a potential future mentor.
       
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Helps trainees initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research while obtaining significant research results under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor; supports individuals before they are ready for some stage of independent research.
     
  • Beginning Grant-In-Aid
    Promotes the independent status of promising beginning scientists. 
     
  • Scientist Development Grant
    Supports highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.
     
  • Grant-In-Aid
    Encourages and adequately funds the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators. 

     

     

Predoctoral Training Grants


Postdoctoral Training Grants

Early Career/Transition Grants

Predoctoral Training Grants


Postdoctoral Training Grants



Early Career/Transition Grants


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AHA Mentoring Handbook, Second Edition (opens in new window)
This popular handbook is a practical guide to the mentoring relationship between senior and early career clinicians and investigators.
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