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CVDY Meritorious Achievement Award

Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young

Award Application Window: April 19–June 12, 2017

The Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) is calling for nominations for its Meritorious Achievement Award, presented annually at the AHA Scientific Sessions.  The award recognizes a person whose achievements have made a significant impact in the field of cardiovascular disease in the young and have helped to further the mission of the council.  The nominee must hold a rank of associate or full professor or equivalent.

The prize includes an engraved plaque to be presented at the CVDY Annual Council Dinner at Scientific Sessions, a $1,000 honorarium, and travel expenses to Scientific Sessions this November.

Nomination Information

Electronic submission through the Council Awards Application System is required. Hard copies of any part of the application cannot be accepted.

The nomination file, submitted on the nominee's behalf, should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  1. Letter of recommendation from nominator outlining the strengths of nominee, the nominee's professional achievements in the field of cardiology, and the nominee's volunteer efforts through the CVDY Council and/or the AHA on the affiliate level.
  2. Two additional letters of recommendation, preferably written on electronic letterhead.
  3. Copy of nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography.

Current members of the CVDY Leadership Committee are not eligible to be nominated for the award.


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

A username and password previously set up through online profile registration at Professional Heart Daily will be necessary to access the Application System. If you have not created an online profile yet, please do so before accessing the Council Awards Application System. AHA Professional Members who are creating an online profile for the first time should make sure to register using their AHA membership identification numbers.

The following is a list of Award Honorees

  • Current Awardee: 2016 Anne Murphy, MD

Past Recipients:

  • 2005 Gerald Berenson, M.D.
  • 2006 James Moller, M.D., FAHA
  • 2007 Lynn Mahony, M.D., FAHA
  • 2008 Amnon Rosenthal, M.D.
  • 2009 Jane Newburger, M.D., FAHA
  • 2010 Jeffrey A. Towbin, M.D., FAHA
  • 2011 Stephen Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., FAHA
  • 2012 David L. Wessel, M.D.
  • 2013 David Sahn, M.D., FAHA
  • 2014 D. Woodrow Benson, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2015 Gail D. Pearson MD, ScD, FACC, FAHA

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