Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

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Mission Statement
The American Heart Association created the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences in 1999 to promote research and education.  Our goal is to improve understanding of mechanisms of basic cardiovascular regulation to support the development of new therapies and insights into clinical cardiovascular disease. Special emphasis is placed on integrating molecular/cellular and physiological approaches to address problems relating to functional genomics, cell signaling, myocardial biology, circulatory physiology, pathophysiology and peripheral vascular disease.

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BCVS Awards and Lectures


 Message from the Chair
We enthusiastically welcome anyone interested in preventing CVD to join our Council.

Awards, Lectures & Scholarships
Acknowledges significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


Fellowship recognizes outstanding and sustained scientific contributions in basic cardiovascular sciences, and volunteer leadership and service to the American Heart Association.

Circulation Research
The official journal of the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, is a forum for fundamental, mechanistic research of relevance to the cardiovascular system from various disciplines including biochemistry, biophysics, cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, pathology, physiology and pharmacology.
Council Committees
We encourage members to participate in various committees related to the BCVS Council Mission.
Early Career
Foster the development of trainees and early career professionals in Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.

Additional Resources
Find out more about the BCVS Council

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Funding Opportunities
The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, Grants@Heart.

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Early Career Development & Resources

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The purpose of the American Heart Association's Early Career and Mentoring programs is to encourage and assist promising students and junior faculty as they seek to embark upon and establish successful careers in science.

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