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Junior Investigator Award for Women

Sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Committee of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

The Junior Investigator Award for Women helps recruit and retain women in the field of arteriosclerosis, thrombosis and vascular biology by recognizing excellent research conducted by women.

Criteria

The applicant must:

  • Be a member of the American Heart Association (membership number required to complete award application).
  • The senior author must be a member of the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
  • Be a junior female investigator in training in 1 or more ATVB fields at the time of application (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, with no more than 5 consecutive years as a postdoctoral fellow).
  • Achieve a rating among the top 5 abstracts, fitting the criteria presented above.
  • Be the first author of the submitted abstract, which must not be published before the Vascular Discovery 2019 Scientific Sessions.  Abstract must meet the annual conference criteria and be selected for presentation.
  • Be present at the Vascular Discovery 2019 Scientific Sessions in Boston, Mass. to qualify for this award.

In addition:

  • Applicant may apply for more than one award, however, a different abstract must be submitted for each award application, and the applicant will only be eligible to be a finalist for one award.
  • Finalists are not eligible to compete in subsequent years.

Judging Criteria

Prizes will be designated on the basis of scientific merit, quality, and originality of the abstract presentation.

Prize

The finalists will present their abstracts during the Vascular Discovery 2019 Scientific Sessions. The winner will receive an engraved plaque and $1,500. Runners-up will each receive a plaque and a $500 travel stipend.

The finalists will be acknowledged at the Mentor of Women Award Luncheon, which is sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Committee; the winner will be announced at the conference.

How to Apply

The applicant must;

  1. Submit an original abstract to Vascular Discovery 2019 Scientific Sessions. The abstract must be in accordance with the rules and regulations for submitting abstracts and must have been submitted by the abstract submission deadline. Submission dates are October 30, 2018 through January 15, 2019.
  2. Select the Junior Investigator Award for Women during the abstract submission process.
  3. By Jan. 15, 2019, the following must be submitted by uploading into the abstract submission system (at the "Award Application Materials Upload" step):
    • A cover letter declaring the application for Junior Investigator Award for Women.
    • A complete curriculum vitae, including bibliography, and clear documentation demonstrating that the applicant is a junior female investigator in training in 1 or more ATVB fields at the time of application (graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, with no more than 5 consecutive years as a postdoctoral fellow), at the time of the award application date.

Application Deadline
Applications must be submitted by Jan. 15, 2019.

The following is a list of Award Honorees

  • Current Awardee: 2018 Jevgenia Zilberman-Rudenko, BS

Past Recipients:

  • 2004 Shaila Bhat
    Kara Maxwell
  • 2005 Ranasinghe Silva, PhD
  • 2006 Anne M. Curtis, PhD
  • 2007 Anny Mulya, PhD
  • 2008 Katey Rayner, BS
  • 2009 Amanda Doran, BA
  • 2010 Praveena Thiagarajan, M.D.
  • 2011 Mahua Chakraborty, MS
  • 2012 Alanna Strong, BS
    Catherine Martel, PhD
  • 2013 Kimberly Martinod
  • 2014 Sarah Mueller
  • 2015 Delphine Gomez, PhD
  • 2016 Amy C. Burke, BMSc
  • 2017 Carrie Wiese, BS

Questions

Please contact:
Project Coordinator, Neyssa Shockley
Neyssa.Shockley@heart.org