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EPI Mentoring Award

Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention's Early Career Committee

The Epidemiology and Prevention Mentoring Award highlights the importance of superior mentoring in cardiovascular epidemiologic research by honoring a person who has provided exceptional individual and institutional mentoring and advocacy for cardiovascular epidemiology researchers. The awardee will be honored at the Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions.

Nominations open July 12, 8 a.m. (Central time) through Oct. 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

The following is a list of Award Honorees

  • Current Awardee: 2016 Philip Greenland, MD

Past Recipients:

  • 2009 Aaron Folson, MD, FAHA
  • 2010 Josef Coresh, MD, PhD, FAHA
  • 2011 No award given
  • 2012 Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, DM, FACC, FAHA
  • 2013 Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD
  • 2014 A. Richey Sharrett, MD
  • 2015 Gerardo Heiss, MD

Evaluation Criteria

Each nominee will be considered based on his or her history of mentoring epidemiology researchers as well as his or her overall record towards the professional development of mentees. Membership in the American Heart Association by the nominee is strongly encouraged but not mandatory for nomination.

How to Nominate

Electronic submission of award application through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the nomination will not be accepted.

Candidates will be scored based on their nomination letters and mentoring history. Nominations should include the following materials in PDF format:

  • A letter of nomination specifically addressing the candidate’s contributions in mentoring in cardiovascular epidemiology. Provision of the names of individuals mentored by the nominee is required, including their current positions. Up to two additional supporting letters are recommended but not required.
  • Nominee’s curriculum vitae

Visit the Council Awards & Fellowships Application System to submit a nomination.

A username and password set up through online registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, you may register as you enter the Application System by clicking "Sign Up" next to the Log In button on the sign-in page. AHA Professional Members who are creating an online profile should register using their AHA membership identification numbers.

Prize

The award will be presented at the Council Dinner at the annual Epidemiology and Prevention Conference. The winner will receive:

  • Complimentary registration to the conference
  • Hotel accommodations for one night
  • Engraved plaque
  • Complimentary council dinner ticket and presentation of a plaque at the dinner

Deadline

All nominations must be received through the Council Awards Application System by 11:59 p.m. (Central time) on Oct. 22, 2017. Nominators should submit as early as possible before the deadline to allow time to address any submission issues.