Awards - Scientific Sessions 2022

The AHA Scientific Council Awards applaud the achievements of researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, and provide opportunities for financial rewards, special presentations, and funding to attend the AHA Scientific Sessions and other council-sponsored meetings. Hundreds of awards are offered each year to meet our members where they are in their career.

Please visit Council Awards or below for opportunities to apply personally or nominate a colleague for active awards. Award applicants and nominees must be AHA Professional Members

Council Awards - Named Lectures

These awards recognize the achievements of researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses, and allied health professionals throughout their careers. They also provide opportunities for financial rewards, special presentations, and funding to attend Scientific Sessions and other AHA scientific meetings.


CLCD James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology

CVSN Katharine A. Lembright Award and Lecture

CVSN Kathleen A. Dracup Distinguished Lecture Exemplary Career in Mentoring Award

Council Awards – Special Recognition Awards

Special Recognition Awards acknowledge clinicians and scientists active in basic, clinical, translational or population cardiovascular research for specific career endeavors and achievements.

CVSA Surgery & Anesthesiology Mentoring Award


CVSN Article of the Year Award


CVSN Excellence in Clinical Practice Award


CVSN Marie Cowan Promising Early Career Investigator Award


CVSN Mathy Mezey Excellence in Aging Award


CVSN Research Article of the Year Award


CVSN Stroke Article of the Year Award


CVSN Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award


GPM Medal of Honor


GPM Mentoring Award


Young Hearts Visiting Professor for Career Development Award


Resuscitation Science Symposium 2022

3CPR Max Harry Weil Award for Resuscitation Science
This award recognizes research ranging from the whole spectrum of molecular and clinical resuscitation science to molecular and clinical studies of the normal and diseased pulmonary circulation.

Council Awards – Early Career Abstract Awards

These awards are designed to recognize endeavors by early career clinicians and scientists. Candidates will be considered not only for the quality and relevance of their research being submitted to Scientific Sessions but also for their accomplishments, contributions to their fields and expertise as researchers in general.

To meet the eligibility criteria for Early Career awards, an applicant must be active in research and still be in training as an undergraduate or pre-doctoral student, or be active in research and within 10 years of completing medical fellowship (or residency as NIH states, MDs would be Fellows for 3-6 years of the 7-10), terminal degree or highest certificate (e.g. MSc, PhD), as of the award application date as of the award application date.

NEW AWARD:

The AHA/Quest Diagnostics Early Career Investigator Award for Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine Research
Sponsored by Quest Diagnostics Center of Excellence for Cardiometabolic Testing at Cleveland Heart Lab

Abstracts submitted to categories sponsored by CLCD and CVSA are eligible to apply for this award.


3 CPR Cournand and Comroe Early Career Investigator Award


ATVB Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award


BCVS Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Early Career Investigators


BVCS Melvin L. Marcus Early Career Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Sciences


CLCD Laennec Fellow in Training (FIT) Clinician Award


CLCD Samuel A. Levine Early Career Clinical Investigator Award


CVRI Melvin Judkins Early Career Clinical Investigator Award


CVSA Vivien Thomas Early Career Investigator Award


CVSN Martha N. Hill Early Career Investigator Award


EPI Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Early Career Investigators in Training


Genomic and Precision Medicine Early Career Investigator Award


Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career Investigator Award


PVD Jay D. Coffman Early Career Investigator Award


Young Hearts Early Career Investigator Award