MembersRosemay A. Remigio-Baker, MPH
Johns Hopkins School Of Public Health
Michelle Fennessy, PhD APRN-BC
University of California Davis
Jessica D. Smith, PhD
Centre de Recherche del’Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec
Kristen Gill Hairston, MD MPH
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Sarah M. Camhi, PhD MS
University of Massachusetts
Jesse A. Lieberman, MD
Quinn R. Pack, MD
Sally S. Wong, PhD RD CDN
City University of New York
Early Career Events
Download a list of Early Career Events at EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions (PDF)
The primary goal of the joint EPI|Lifestyle Spring Scientific Sessions is to promote the development and application of translational and population science related to the prevention of heart disease and stroke.
The Councils on Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI) and Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health jointly plan the EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions. The sessions focus on obesity, nutrition, physical activity, genetics, metabolism, biomarkers, risk factors, subclinical disease, clinical disease, healthy populations, and global health. The program also highlights strategies to translate advances in basic and clinical science into efforts to promote cardiometabolic health in both the clinical and population setting.
Visit the EPI|Lifestyle Scientific Sessions site for more detailed information.
Young Investigator Awards
The Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding endeavors by new investigators in research activities and encourages continued biomedical research careers, related to cardiovascular function and diseases, including basic science, integrated physiology and clinical problems.
Student Scholar Award
The objective of Student Scholar awards is to stimulate student scholars in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines to carry out research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic science.
- Adherence to Lifestyle Guidelines: Barriers to Reaching 2020 Goals? (PPT) by Lora E. Burke, PhD, MPH, FAHA, FAAN
- Climbing the Academic Ladder (PPT) by Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA
- Starting a Career Studying Social Determinants of CVH (PDF) by Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS, FAHA, FACP, FACE
- Starting a Career Studying Genetic Epidemiology (PDF) by Christopher J. O’Donnell MD MPH
- Starting a Career Studying Prevention in the Clinical Setting (PDF) by Nehal N. Mehta, MD MSCE FAHA
- Starting a Research Career in the Field of Diabetes (PDF) by Sherita Hill Golden, MD, MHS
- Transforming Healthcare Delivery Through Cardiovascular Registries (PDF) by Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH and Fred Cobb, MD Professor of Medicine
- Successful Early Career Research Using Get With The Guidelines (PDF) by Gregg C. Fonarow, MD
- Role of Health IT in Effective Cardiovascular Care Delivery and Research (PDF) by Frederic S. Resnic, MD MSc
- Media Training- EPI-NPAM (PPT) by AHA
Meetings and Conferences
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease Meetings and Conferences
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Meetings and Conferences
- Other Meetings and Conferences
Please visit the AHA's Research Funding Opportunities for more information about the following Grants and Awards.
- Medical Student Research Program
The student research program encourages promising students, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, from all disciplines to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The research opportunity will allow students to work for 8, 10 or 12 weeks with a faculty/staff member on any project broadly related to cardiovascular disease/function or stroke. The goal is to encourage students to consider a future academic career in this area.
- Predoctoral Fellowship
Helps students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.
- Clinical Research Program
Encourages early career investigators who have appropriate and supportive mentoring relationships to engage in high quality introductory and pilot clinical studies that will guide future strategies for reducing cardiovascular disease and stroke while fostering new research in clinical and translational science, and encouraging community- and population-based activities.
- Undergraduate Student Research Program
The purpose of this undergraduate research training program is to encourage promising students from all disciplines, including women and members of minority groups underrepresented in the sciences, to consider research careers while supporting the highest quality scientific investigation broadly related to cardiovascular disease and stroke.
- Fellow-to-Faculty Transition Award
Provides funding for trainees with outstanding potential for careers as physician-scientists in cardiovascular or stroke research during the crucial period of career development that spans the completion of research training through the early years of the first faculty/staff position. The award provides a supportive mentored experience during this period of transition. The award will
- greatly enhance the awardee's chances of obtaining a high-quality faculty/staff appointment;
- improve the awardee's success and retention in an investigative career in cardiovascular science; and
- develop the mentoring skills of the awardee as a potential future mentor.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship
Helps trainees initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research while obtaining significant research results under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor; supports individuals before they are ready for some stage of independent research.
- Beginning Grant-In-Aid
Promotes the independent status of promising beginning scientists.
- Scientist Development Grant
Supports highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.
Encourages and adequately funds the most innovative and meritorious research projects from independent investigators.