Science Categories

Basic Cell - Cell Structure & Survival

Apoptosis and Autophagy 
Cell Adhesion-Extracellular Matrix 
Cell Motility and Migration 
Cell Proliferation-Cell Cycle 
Cytoskeletal Elements and Adaptor Proteins 
ER Stress 
Heat Shock Proteins 
Mitochondrial Function 
Muscle Cell Contractility 
Oxidative Stress 
Ubiquitination and Sumoylation

Basic Cell - Genetics and Epigenetics

Cell Proliferation-Cell Cycle 
Chromatin-Modifications, Nuclear Matrix and Mitosis 
DNA Repair 
Gene Therapy 
Genomics 
MicroRNA and Non-Coding RNA's
Mutagenesis 
Post-Transcription Regulation / Protein-RNA Interaction 
Transcription Regulation / Protein-DNA Interaction 

Basic Cell - Membranes & Subcellular Organelles

Caveolae-Lipid Rafts and Microdomains 
Cell Adhesion-Extracellular Matrix 
Endoplasmic Reticulum Function 
Intracellular Junction 
Intracellular Targeting 
Intracellular Trafficking 
Mitochondrial Function

Basic Cell - Proteins & Crystallography

Ligand-Protein Interactions
Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 
Post Translational Protein Modifications 
Protein Degradation and Translation 
Protein Structure and Function
Protein Structure-function Relationships
Protein-Lipid Interaction 
Proteomics  
 
Basic Cell - Regenerative Cell Biology

Animal Models - e.g. Mouse Models-Drosophila-Zebrafish-Avian and Xenopus 
Cell Differentiation and Proliferation 
Cell Transplantation, Cell Fusion and Engraftment 
Paracrine Factors 
Progenitor Cell 
Signal Transductions 
Stem Cells-iPS cells 
Tissue Engineering and Technologies

Behavioral Science (Prevention / Intervention) – Clinical 

Behavioral Science-Intervention - primordial-primary prevention 
Behavioral Science-Intervention - secondary prevention 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Cardiac Rehabilitation 
Exercise/Physical Activity 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Health Promotion-Disease Prevention 
Nutrition 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Hypertension 
Prevention and Management of Metabolic Risk Factors 
Prevention and Management of Obesity 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Stroke 
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use 
Preventive Cardiology 
Psycho-Social Factors 
Stroke Rehabilitation 

Behavioral Science (Prevention / Intervention) - Population Studies

Behavioral Science-Intervention - primordial-primary prevention 
Behavioral Science-Intervention - secondary prevention 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Cardiac Rehabilitation 
Epidemiology 
Exercise-Physical Activity 
Health Disparities 
Health Promotion-Disease Prevention 
Informatics 
Nutrition 
Patient Behavior 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Hypertension 
Prevention and Management of Metabolic Risk Factors 
Prevention and Management of Obesity 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Stroke 
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use 
Preventive Cardiology 
Psycho-Social Factors 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke Rehabilitation

Bioengineering & Biotechnology - Basic Science

Biotransport Processes 
Cardiac Biomaterials 
Cardiac Biomechanics
Chemistry and Chemical Synthesis 
Drug Delivery 
Drug Development - e.g. inhibitor-antibodies-agonists or antagonists 
Effector Devices - e.g. Neuromuscular Stimulators-Defibrillators-Pacemakers 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement Technology 
Molecular Modeling-Bioinformatics 
Nanotechnology and Nanobiology 
Physiological Modeling-Computer Simulation 
Rehabilitation Engineering 
Sensors and Measurement Devices - e.g. Microfluidics-Chemical Sensing-Lab on a Chip 
Signal and Image Processing and Analysis
Technology and Modeling for Cells to Molecules
Tissue Engineering and Technology for Cardiac  - e.g. effector devices, some sensors, and part of signal and image processing/analysis
Tissue Engineering for Cells to Molecules
Vascular Biomaterials
Vascular Biomechanics

Bioengineering & Biotechnology - Clinical

Biomaterials 
Biomechanics 
Clinical Sensors and Measurement Devices - e.g. Microfluidics-Chemical Sensing-Lab on a Chip 
Drug Delivery and Development 
Effector Devices - e.g. Neuromuscular Stimulators-Defibrillators-Pacemakers 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement Technology 
Molecular / Cellular Tissue Engineering (Clinical Applications) 
Nanotechnology and Nanobiology (Clinical Applications) 
Patient Based Physiological Modeling 
Rehabilitation Engineering 
Signal and Image Processing and Analysis

Brain-Stroke - Basic Science

Blood-Brain Barrier 
Brain Immunology and Inflammation 
Cell Therapies in Stroke 
Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 
Cerebral Edema 
Cerebral Hypoxia 
Cerebral Ischemic Cell Death 
Cerebral Plasticity and Repair 
Cerebral Vascular Biology 
CNS Autonomic Control 
Endocrinology 
Experimental Electrophysiology - e.g. patch clamp - sharp electrodes 
Genetics / Epigenetics and Genomics 
Hematology 
Hypertension 
Intracranial Hemorrhage 
Nephrology 
Neurodevelopment 
Neuroimaging (e.g. MRI, CT, PET, TCD) 
Neuroprotection: Focal Cerebral Ischemia 
Brain-Stroke - Basic Science - continued
Neuroprotection: Global Cerebral Ischemia 
Perinatal Brain Injury 
Pre-conditioning and Tolerance 
Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Rehabilitation 
Stem Cell / Progenitor Cell Function 
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 
Traumatic Injury 
Vascular Dementia 
White Matter and Glial Cell Biology

Brain-Stroke - Clinical Science

Blood-Brain Barrier 
Brain Immunology and Inflammation 
Cell Therapies in Stroke 
Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 
Cerebral Edema and Intracranial Pressure 
Cerebral Hypoxia 
Cerebral Plasticity and Repair 
Cerebral Vascular Biology 
Clinical Trials 
Electrophysiology (e.g. stroke related) 
Emergency Care of Stroke 
Endocrinology 
Endovascular or Surgical Interventions 
Genetics / Epigenetics and Genomics 
Hematology 
Hypertension 
Intracranial Hemorrhage 
Nephrology 
Neuroimaging (e.g. MRI, CT, PET, TCD) 
Neuroprotection 
Perinatal Brain Injury 
Pre-conditioning and Tolerance 
Pre-hospital Care of Stroke 
Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Rehabilitation 
Speech Language Pathology 
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease 
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 
Traumatic Injury (including Critical Care Medicine Research) 
Vascular Dementia 
White Matter

Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation - Basic Science  -  NEW

Airway management/ventilation/oxygenation during CPR
Asystole
CPR devices/Mechanical CPR
CPR pharmacology
CPR physiology
Defibrillation
Extracorporeal CPR (ECPR)
Genetic risk of sudden cardiac arrest
Hibernation
Mechanisms of post-cardiac arrest brain injury and repair
Neonatal cardiac arrest and resuscitation
Pathophysiology of total body ischemia/reperfusion
Pediatric cardiac arrest and resuscitation
Physiologic monitoring during CPR
Post-cardiac arrest syndrome: pathophysiology and treatment
Post-conditioning after cardiac arrest
Pulseless electrical activity
Therapeutic hypothermia and targeted temperature management
Ventricular fibrillation

Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation - Clinical Science  -  NEW

Airway management/ventilation/oxygenation during CPR
Asystole
Bystander CPR/Layperson CPR
Cardiac arrest early detection/ recognition
Cardiac arrest in pregnancy
Cardiac arrest prevention
Clinical trials
CPR Devices/Mechanical CPR
CPR pharmacology
CPR quality
Defibrillation/AEDs
Dispatch assisted CPR
EMS performance
Extracorporeal CPR
Genetic risk of sudden cardiac arrest
Heath disparities
Hospital code team performance
Intra-arrest prognostication/Termination of CPR
Intravenous/intraosseous access during CPR
Neonatal cardiac arrest and resuscitation
Patient safety and quality
Pediatric cardiac arrest and resuscitation
Physiologic monitoring during CPR
Post-cardiac arrest brain injury and neuroprotection
Post-cardiac arrest cardiovascular dysfunction
Post-cardiac arrest hemodynamic optimization
Post-cardiac arrest management of STEMI and ACS
Post-cardiac arrest organ donation
Post-cardiac arrest prognostication
Post-cardiac arrest rehabilitation
Post-cardiac arrest seizure management
Post-cardiac arrest systemic inflammatory response
Post-cardiac arrest targeted temperature management/therapeutic hypothermia
Post-cardiac arrest ventilation/oxygenation
Pulseless electrical activity
Rehabilitation
Resuscitation ethics
Ventricular Fibrillation

Cardiac Arrest/Resuscitation - Population/Health Services Science - NEW

Bystander CPR/Layperson CPR
Bystander response
CPR/AED training
Dispatch assisted CPR
Epidemiology of cardiac arrest and resuscitation
Health care policy
Health disparities
Medical economics
Provider Education/Simulation
Public access AEDs
Quality assessment and improvement
Risk factors and prevention
Surveillance and reporting
Systems of care for in-hospital cardiac arrest
Systems of care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Cardiac Biology / Regulation - Basic Science
Aging
Angiogenesis 
Apoptosis 
Cardiomyopathies
Congestive Heart Failure
Contractile Proteins/ Contractility
Coronary Circulation / Artery Disease
Epigenetics / MicroRNAs
Exercise Physiology – basic mechanisms
Genetics of Myocardial Disease
Genomics / Metabolomics / Proteomics 
Hemodynamics
Hypertrophy
Inflammation
Mitochondrial Biology
Myocardial Ischemia
Myocardial metabolism/Substrate utilization 
Neurohormonal Control
Nitric Oxide  (in the heart)
Obesity,  Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes & Dyslipidemias  
Oxidative Stress
Remodeling
 Stem Cell / IPS Cells & Regenerative Science  
Valvular Disease
Ventricular Function

Cardiac Biology/Regulation - Clinical

Aging 
Biomarkers
Cardiac imaging
Cardiometabolic syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes and Dyslipidemias
Cardiomyopathies 
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure 
Coronary Circulation-Artery Disease 
Epigenetics-MicroRNAs 
Exercise Physiology - Basic Mechanisms 
Genetics
Genomics -Transcriptomics, Metabolomics,Proteomics
Heart rhythm disorders
Hemodynamics 
Hypertrophy 
Inflammation 
Molecular Signaling Pathways and Gene Regulation
Myocardial Ischemia 
Neurohormonal Control 
Oxidative Stress 
Peripheral vascular disease
Prevention and management
Regenerative Therapies 
Remodeling 
Stem cells
Valvular Disease 
Ventricular Function  

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias-Regulation - Basic Science

Cell and Gene Therapies for Arrhythmias 
Cellular Electrophysiology 
Genetic Mechanisms of Arrhythmias 
Heart Failure-Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmias 
Ion channels 
Mechano-Electric Coupling 
Neurohumoral Modulation 
Pacing and Devices 
Systems Biology and Computer Modeling 
Translational Models of Arrhythmias

Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias-Regulation – Clinical 

Cell and Gene Therapies for Arrhythmias 
Cellular Electrophysiology 
Clinical Arrhythmia Management 
Electrophysiologic Testing 
Genetic Mechanisms of Arrhythmias 
Heart failure, Cardiomyopathy and Arrythmias 
Ion channels 
Neurohumoral Modulation 
Non-invasive risk stratification 
Pacing and Devices 
Systems Biology and Computer Modeling 

Cardiorenal - Basic Science

Aging and Gender Differences 
Autonomic Neurophysiology 
Cardiovascular Complications of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease 
Chemokines and Cytokines 
Cystic Kidney Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome 
Drug Effects and Adverse Effects 
Genomics and Genetics in Renal Disease 
Glomerular Cell Biology and Injury 
Growth Factors, Cell Signaling and Peptide Hormones 
Hypertensive Vascular Renal Disease 
Immunological Injury and Inflammation in the Kidney 
Inorganic Ions - Na-K-Cl - Metabolism 
Ischemia-Reperfusion and Acute Kidney Injury 
Mechanisms of Renal Disease Progression and Fibrosis 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Proteomics and Biomarkers in Renal Injury 
Renal Hemodynamics and Physiology 
Structural and Matrix Biology 
Transporters and Ion Channels

Cardiorenal – Clinical

Aging and Gender Differences 
Autonomic Neurophysiology 
CVD Complications of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease 
Cystic Kidney Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome 
Drug Effects and Adverse Effects 
Epidemiology, Outcomes and Clinical Trials in Kidney Disease 
Genomics and Genetics in Renal Disease 
Hypertensive Vascular Renal Disease 
Immunological Injury and Inflammation in the Kidney 
Inorganic Ions - Na-K-Cl - Metabolism 
Ischemia - Reperfusion and Acute Kidney Injury 
 Mechanisms and Management of Renal Disease Progression, Fibrosis and Proteinuria
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Proteomics and Biomarkers in Renal Injury 
Renal Growth, Differentiation and Angiogenesis 
Renal Hemodynamics and Physiology 
Renal Transplant Biology and Dysfunction

Cardiovascular Development - Basic Science

Angiogenesis-Vasculogenesis 
Animal Models of Cardiovascular Development - e.g. Mouse Models-Drosophila-Zebrafish-Avian and Xenopus 
Cardiovascular Cell Fate, Lineage and Differentiation (e.g. - Vascular Smooth Muscle, Endothelial Cells, Cardiomyocytes and Neural Crest) 
Cardiovascular Congenital Malformations 
Cardiovascular Molecular Signalling Pathways during Development of the Conduction System
Cardiovascular Molecular Signalling Pathways during Development of the Mechanical Features of the CV system
Cardiovascular Morphogenesis 
Developmental Bioengineering - e.g. Blood Flow-Shear Stress 
Epicardium 
Gene Regulation (e.g. Cardiovascular microRNA, Cardiovascular Transcription Factors, Promoter Analysis and Epigenetics) 
Genomics and Genetics of Cardiovascular Development 
Mammalian Models
Non-mammalian Models
Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease 
Stem Cells - iPS Cells - Regenerative Science 
Valve Development and Morphogenesis

Cardiovascular Development – Clinical 

Cardiac imaging
Cardiovascular Congenital Malformations 
Cardiovascular Morphogenesis-Cardiac Teratology 
Clinical outcomes
Epidemiology
Epigenetics
Genomics, Transcriptomics, Epigenetics and Proteomics, Metabolomics
Heart failure
Heart rhythm disorders
Molecular Signaling Pathways and Gene Regulation 
Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease 
Prevention and management
Stem Cells - iPS Cells (Regenerative Medicine) and Tissue Engineering

Cell Transport and Metabolism - Basic Science 

ABC Transporters 
Calcium and Magnesium Transport and Regulation 
Cell Biochemistry and Metabolism 
Cell membranes - Structure and Function 
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Ion Channels and Transporters 
Cellular Fluorescence Imaging 
Cytoskeletal Regulation of Transport 
Electrophysiology of Ion Channels and Transporters 
Epithelial Transport 
Excitation Contraction Coupling in Muscle Cells 
Intracellular pH Regulation 
Lipidomics 
Metabolomics 
Mitochondrial Biology 
Oxidative Stress 
Structure-function of Ion Channels and Transporters 
TRP and Store-Operated Channels


Genomics and Translational Biology – Clinical

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Biomarkers 
Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders
Coronary Artery Disease 
Epigenomics 
Ethical, legal, social issues
Genetic Epidemiology 
Genomics
Heart Failure 
Heart Rhythm Disorders
Hypertension 
Metabolic Risk Factors Cardiometabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemia
Metabolomics 
Obesity 
Outcomes
Pediatric 
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Pharmacogenomics 
Prevention and management
Proteomics 
Stroke 
Tobacco Use 
Transcriptomics  
 
Genomics and Translational Biology - Population Studies

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Biomarkers 
Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders
Coronary Artery Disease 
Epigenomics 
Ethical, legal, social issues
Genetic Epidemiology 
Genomics
Heart Failure 
Heart Rhythm Disorders
Hypertension 
Metabolic Risk Factors Cardiometabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes and dyslipidemia
Metabolomics 
Obesity 
Outcomes
Pediatric 
Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Pharmacogenomics 
Prevention and management
Proteomics 
Stroke 
Tobacco Use 
Transcriptomics 

Immunology & Virology - Basic Science

Adhesion Molecules in Immune Responses 
Animal Models of Immunity 
Animal Models of Viral Pathogenesis 
Antiviral Agents and Chemotherapy 
Antiviral Immunity 
Antiviral Vaccines 
Autoimmune Diseases 
Chemokines and Cytokines 
Dendritic Cells 
Endocarditis / Myocarditis and Pericarditis 
Experimental Organ and Tissue Transplantation 
Hematopoiesis 
Host Response and Inflammation 
Immune Cell Signaling 
Immunological / Virological Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Immunotherapy 
Inflammatory Molecules - Markers and Mediators 
Innate Immunity 
Monocytes / Macrophages / Dendritic Cells 
Pathogenicity Mechanisms and Virulence Factors Virus - Host Interactions 
T-cells - B-cells and NK-cells 
Viral Epidemiology and Systems Biology, Viral Molecular Genetics Viral 
Viral Infections and Pathogenesis 
Virus Replication Mechanisms, Virus Structural Biology 
 


Lipoproteins-Lipid Metabolism and Nutrition - Basic Science

Animal Models 
Atherosclerosis - Lipoprotein-Related Mechanisms 
Bioactive Lipids 
Biology of Adipose Tissue 
Biology of Body Weight Regulation and Obesity 
Genetics - Genomics - Epigenetics 
Intracellular Cholesterol and Lipid Trafficking 
Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Lipid and Lipoprotein Oxidation 
Lipid Efflux and Reverse Cholesterol Transport 
Lipolytic Enzymes and Lipid Transfer 
Lipoprotein Receptors and Lipoprotein - Cell Interactions 
Lipoprotein Structural Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics 
Metabolic Syndrome-Diabetic and other Dyslipidemias 
Nutrition-Physical Activity-Lipids and Atherosclerosis 
Transcription Factors and Regulation of Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
 

Lipoproteins-Lipid Metabolisms and Nutrition – Clinical

Atherosclerosis, Lipoprotein-Related Mechanisms 
Biology of Adipose Tissue 
Biology of Body Weight Regulation and Obesity 
Cardiac and Vascular Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases
Environmental Influences on Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Genetics / Genomics / Epigenetics 
Hepatic Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Intestinal Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Intravascular Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism 
Lipid Efflux and Reverse Cholesterol Transport 
Lipidomics / Metabolomics 
Metabolic Influences on Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism
Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetic and Other Dyslipidemias 
Nutrition, Physical Activity, Lipids and Atherosclerosis 
Skeletal Muscle Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism

Lung Respiration and Resuscitation - Basic Science

Alveolar and Airway Function 
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromes and Acute Lung Injury 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology - e.g. Genomics and Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology 
Epidemiology and Biomarkers of Lung Disease 
Fetal and Neonatal Lung - Development-Function and Disease 
Hypoxia-Ischemia and Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury 
Immunology in Lung Disease 
Ion channels 
Lung Inflammation-Oxidant and Nitric Oxide Signaling 
Lung Remodeling and Fibrosis - e.g. matrix turnover 
Lung Repair and Regeneration - e.g. Stem or Progenitor Cell Biology 
Lung Transplantation Biology 
Oxygen Transport-Microcirculatory Regulation and Tissue Respiratory Processes 
Pathophysiology-Cell and Molecular Biology of Pulmonary Edema 
Pulmonary Development 
Pulmonary Vascular Biology/Hypertension
Sleep Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Disease - e.g. Sleep Apnea and Intermittent Hypoxia 
Translational Research in Lung Disease 
 

Lung Respiration and Resuscitation – Clinical

Alveolar and Airway Function 
ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndromes and Acute Lung Injury 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology - e.g. Genomics and Proteomics and Metabolomics 
Cardiopulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
Cardiopulmonary Physiology and Pathophysiology 
CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - Hypothermia 
Epidemiology and Biomarkers of Lung Disease 
Fetal and Neonatal Lung - Development-Function and Disease 
Hemodynamics 
Hypoxia-Ischemia and Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury 
Immunology in Lung Disease 
Ion channels 
Lung Inflammation-Oxidant and Nitric Oxide Signaling 
Lung Remodeling and Fibrosis - e.g. matrix turnover 
Lung Repair and Regeneration - e.g. Stem or Progenitor Cell Biology 
Lung Transplantation Biology 
Oxygen Transport-Microcirculatory Regulation and Tissue Respiratory Processes 
Pathophysiology-Cell and Molecular Biology of Pulmonary Edema 
Pulmonary Development 
Pulmonary Vascular Biology/Hypertension
Sleep Disorders and Cardiopulmonary Disease - e.g. Sleep Apnea and Intermittent Hypoxia 
Translational Research in Lung Disease 
 

Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis - Basic Science

Anti Bacterial-Anti Parasitic Immunity 
Anti Bacterial-Anti Parasitic Vaccines 
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 
Bacterial Infections 
Fungal Infections 
Host - Pathogen Interactions 
Host Response and Inflammation 
Innate Immunity to Bacterial Infection 
Microbial Chemistry 
Microbial Genomics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Microbial Molecular Genetics 
Parasitic Infections 
Pathogenicity and Virulence Factors 
Phagocytic Cell Function in Host Defense 

Molecular Signaling - Basic Science

Apoptotic Signaling 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Calcium Signaling 
Cell Cycle Regulation 
Compartmentalized Signaling
Cyclic Nucleotides
Cytokine Signaling 
Developmental Signaling
Differentiation 
G Protein Coupled Receptors
Growth Factors - Peptide Hormones and Autacoids 
Heterotrimeric G Proteins 
Junctional Signaling  (e.g., focal adhesions, gap junctions, integrins)
Metabolic Regulation 
miRNAs and Long Non-coding RNAs
Nitric oxide and other 2nd messenger gases
Nuclear Receptors 
Oxidant Stress Signaling 
Posttranslational Modifications
Prostaglandins and Lipid Mediators 
Proteolytic Signaling 
Reactive Oxygen Species 
Receptor Tyrosine Kinases 
Stress Signaling - e.g., hypoxia induced stress, ER stress, unfolded protein response
Transcription Factors 

Observational / Epidemiology – Clinical

Behavioral and Psycho-Social Factors
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Disparities and Variations of Care 
Economics/Health Resource Utilization
Epidemiology 
Epidemiology of CVD - including stroke 
Epidemiology of Kidney Disease 
Epidemiology, Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders
Functional Assessment and Management 
Health Disparities 
Health Resource Utilization 
Informatics 
Pediatric 
Pollution and Environmental Sciences 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Quality Assessment 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers

Observational / Epidemiology - Population Studies
 
Behavioral and Psycho-Social Factors
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Disparities and Variations of Care 
Economics/Health Resource Utilization
Epidemiology 
Epidemiology of Congenital Heart Disease 
Epidemiology of CVD - including stroke 
Epidemiology of Kidney Disease 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities 
Informatics 
Pediatric 
Pollution and Environmental Sciences 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Quality Assessment 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke Rehabilitation 

Outcomes - Clinical

Behavioral and Psycho-Social Factors
Biomedical Ethics 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Comparative Effectiveness 
Epidemiology 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities and Variations of Care 
Health Economics/Health Resource Utilization
Informatics 
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes 
Nutrition 
Outcomes Research / Health Services 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders
Prevention and Management of Hypertension
Prevention and Management of Metabolic Risk Factors
Prevention and Management of Obesity
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders
Prevention and Management of Stroke
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use
Preventive Cardiology
Quality Assessment and Improvement
Quality of Life
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers
Stroke Rehabilitation
Therapeutic Clinical Trials
Translating Research into Practice

Outcomes - Population Studies

Behavioral and Psycho-Social Factors 
Biomedical Ethics 
Built Environment and Cardiovascular Health 
Comparative Effectiveness 
Economics 
Epidemiology 
Geriatric 
Health Disparities and Variations of Care 
Health Economics 
Health Resource Utilization 
Informatics 
Neurodevelopmental Outcomes 
Nutrition 
Outcomes Research / Health Services 
Pediatric 
Prevention and Management of CAD 
Prevention and Management of Congenital and Structural Cardiovascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Heart Failure 
Prevention and Management of Heart Rhythm Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Hypertension 
Prevention and Management of Obesitiy or Metabolic Risk Factors 
Prevention and Management of Peripheral Vascular Disorders 
Prevention and Management of Stroke 
Prevention and Treatment of Tobacco Use 
Preventive Cardiology 
Quality Assessment and Improvement 
Quality of Life 
Risk Stratification and Biomarkers 
Stroke Rehabilitation 
Therapeutic Clinical Trials 
Translating Research into Practice 


 

Radiology and Imaging - Basic Science

Cardiovascular Ultrasound 
Computed Tomography 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
Molecular and Metabolic Imaging 
Myocardial Imaging - e.g. perfusion-structure and function 
Other imaging Technology - e.g. imaging devices-image processing 
Radionuclide - PET-SPECT and Others 
Vascular Angioplasty and Interventions 
Vascular Imaging 

Radiology and Imaging – Clinical

Cardiovascular Ultrasound 
Computed Tomography 
Coronary Angiography and Coronary Interventions 
Interventional Radiology 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
Molecular and Metabolic Imaging 
Myocardial Imaging - e.g. perfusion-structure and function 
Other imaging Technology - e.g. imaging devices-image processing 
Radionuclide Imaging - PET-SPECT and Others 
Vascular Angioplasty and Interventions 
Vascular Imaging

Surgery - Basic Science

Anesthesiology 
Aortic 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Cardiopulmonary Bypass 
Interventional Techniques 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement 
Minimally Invasive Surgery 
Myocardial Preservation 
Neurological Complications of Cardiovascular Surgery 
Non Cardiac Surgery 
Postoperative Care (Critical Care) 
Shock 
Stem Cell Biology 
Surgery - Cell Therapies 
Surgery - Congenital Heart Disease 
Surgery - Ischemic Heart Disease 
Surgery - peripheral vascular 
Surgery - Valvular Disease 
Surgical Outcomes 
Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias 
Transplantation - Cardiac 
Transplantation - Non-Cardiac

Surgery – Clinical 

Anesthesiology 
Aortic 
Cardiopulmonary Bypass 
Interventional Techniques 
Mechanical Cardiac Assistance and Replacement 
Minimally Invasive Surgery 
Myocardial Preservation 
Neurological Complications of Cardiovascular Surgery 
Non Cardiac Surgery 
Postoperative Care (Critical Care) 
Shock 
Surgery - Congenital Heart Disease 
Surgery - Ischemic Heart Disease 
Surgery - peripheral vascular 
Surgery - Valvular Disease 
Surgical Outcomes 
Surgical Treatment of Arrhythmias 
Transplantation - Cardiac 
Transplantation - Non-Cardiac

Thrombosis - Basic Science

Anticoagulants-Antiplatelet Agents 
Bioengineering - Biomaterials (Pre Clinical Development) 
Blood - Vascular Biology Interface 
Clotting Factors-Inhibitors 
Fibrinolysis 
Fluid Dynamics-Blood Rheology 
Hemostasis 
Inflammation-Coagulation Interface 
Platelets 
Thrombosis Risk Factors (Genetics)

Thrombosis – Clinical 

Anticoagulants-Antiplatelet Agents 
Bioengineering Biomaterials (Clinical Applications) 
Blood - Vascular Biology Interface 
Clotting Factors-Inhibitors 
Fibrinolysis 
Fluid Dynamics 
Hemostasis 
Inflammation-Coagulation Interface 
Platelets 
Thrombosis Risk Factors (Genetics and Epidemiology)


Vascular Biology & Blood Pressure / Regulation - Basic Science

Angiogenesis 
Autonomic Modulation 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Demographic Factors with Aging, Gender and Genomics
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Exercise Physiology 
Hemodynamics 
Hypertension 
Inflammation 
Microcirculation 
Neurohumoral and CNS Control 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pharmacology 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Signal Transductions 
Vascular Remodeling  and cell proliferation
Vascular Smooth Muscle Function 
Vasoactive Agents and Hormones

Vascular Biology & Blood Pressure / Regulation - Clinical

Aging 
Bioinformatics and Systems Biology 
Clinical Hypertension 
Clinical Pharmacology 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Exercise Physiology 
Gender Differences 
Genomics and Epigenetics 
Hemodynamics 
Inflammation 
Neurohumoral and CNS Control 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Vascular Smooth Muscle Function 
Vasoactive Agents and Hormones

Vascular Endothelial Biology & Function - Basic Science 

Aging 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Demographic Factors of Aging, Gender and Genomics
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Endothelial Progenitor Cells 
Exercise Physiology 
Gender Differences 
Genomics 
Hemodynamics 
Hypertension 
Inflammation 
Microcirculation 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pharmacology 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Signal Transduction 
Vascular Remodeling 
Vasoactive Agents and Hormones

Vascular Endothelial Biology & Function - Clinical

Aging 
Clinical Hypertension 
Clinical Pharmacology 
Coronary Artery Disease 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Endothelial Progenitor Cells 
Exercise Physiology 
Gender Differences 
Genomics and Epigenetics 
Hemodynamics 
Inflammation 
Microcirculation 
Oxidants and Anti-Oxidants 
Pregnancy and Hypertension 
Regenerative Therapies 
Vasoactive Agents, Hormones and Signal Transduction

Vascular Wall Biology - Angiogenesis - Basic Science

Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endothelial Cell Biology 
Inflammation 
Signal Transductions 
Stem Cell and Progenitor Cell Biology 
Vascular Cell Apoptosis 
Vascular Cell Apoptosis and Inflammation
Vascular Cytokines 
Vascular Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion 
Vascular Growth Factors 
Vascular Growth Factors and Cytokines

Vascular Wall Biology - Angiogenesis - Clinical

Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis 
Clinical Pharmacology 
Endogenous Modulators of Angiogenesis 
Endothelial Function 
Inflammation 
Stem Cell and Progenitor Cell Biology 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics

Vascular Wall Biology - Atherosclerosis - Basic Science

Animal Models of Atherosclerosis 
Atherosclerosis-Pathogenesis 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endothelial Cell Biology 
Inflammation 
Macrophage Biology 
Signal Transductions 
Smooth Muscle Cell Biology 
Vascular Cell Apoptosis 
Vascular Cytokines 
Vascular Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion 
Vascular Growth Factors

Vascular Wall Biology - Atherosclerosis - Clinical

Atherosclerosis, Pathogenesis 
Arterial Injury and Vascular Cell Apoptosis
Clinical Pharmacology 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endogenous Modulators of Atherosclerosis 
Endothelial Function 
Inflammation 
Macrophage Function 
Smooth Muscle Cell Function 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics  

Vascular Wall Biology - Non-Atherosclerotic Disease - Basic Science

Animal Models of Arterial Injury 
Arterial Injury 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endothelial Cell Biology 
Inflammation 
Macrophage Biology 
Non-Atherosclerotic Diseases 
Signal Transduction 
Smooth Muscle Cell Biology 
Stem Cell and Progenitor Cell Biology 
Vascular Cell Apoptosis 
Vascular Cytokines 
Vascular Extracellular Matrix and Cell Adhesion 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics 
 

Vascular Wall Biology - Non-Atherosclerotic Disease – Clinical

Clinical Pharmacology 
Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic Diseases 
Endogenous Modulators of Vascular Disease 
Endothelial Function 
Inflammation 
Non-Atherosclerotic Diseases 
Smooth Muscle Cell Function 
Stem Cell / Progenitor Cell Function 
Vascular Injury and Restenosis 
Vascular Reactivity 
Vascular Wall Structure and Mechanics