Awards - Scientific Sessions 2021

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.

Application periods are open year-round; applications for Sessions awards and travel grants are accepted in the spring. Please visit Council Awards for opportunities to apply personally or nominate a colleague for active awards. Award applicants and nominees must be AHA Professional Members.

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Presidential Session Awards

Chairman’s Award

The American Heart Association began awarding the Chairman’s Award in 2002. Recipients of this award are notable for consistently having gone above and beyond in their leadership and commitment to helping advance the mission of the association. This award honors honor medical and science volunteers who have made contributions to further the AHA’s strategic goals in non-science areas at both the national and local levels.

2021 Chairman’s Award Winner
Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, FAHA
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award

The American Heart Association began conferring this award in 1999, in recognition of the many contributions of the luminary cardiologist Eugene Braunwald in teaching and mentoring the next generation of faculty researchers and educators. This award honors individuals whose academic careers have included a long-term record (at least 20–25 years) of successful mentoring of promising young academicians. Recipients have included some of the most prominent researchers and educators in the country, each of whom have had lasting impact on cardiovascular care and research through their extensive mentoring of residents and fellows.

2021 Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award Winner
Leslie Leinwand, PhD
University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO


Research Achievement Award

One of the American Heart Association’s most distinguished and historic honors, the Research Achievement Award has been conferred annually since 1953. Recipients have included many of the most prominent and recognized cardiovascular researchers in the country, the legacies of which will be felt for decades to come. This is a very distinguished award of national importance and its presentation is a highlight of Scientific Sessions, the association’s annual meeting.

2021 Research Achievement Award Winner
Daniel J. Rader, MD, FAHA
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Basic Research Prize

The American Heart Association began awarding the AHA Basic Research Prize in 1990. Recipients have included the most prominent cardiovascular basic scientists in the country, each of whom have made discoveries that have had transformational impact in their respective fields. This Prize is awarded each year in recognition of an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science, and who currently runs an exceptional cardiovascular basic science laboratory.

2021 Basic Research Prize Winner
Costantino Iadecola, MD, FAHA
Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY


Clinical Research Prize

The American Heart Association began awarding the AHA Clinical Research Prize in 2005. Recipients have included the most prominent cardiovascular researchers in the country, each of whom have made discoveries that have had transformational impact in their respective fields. This Prize is awarded each year in recognition of an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science, and who currently runs an exceptional cardiovascular basic science laboratory.

2021 Clinical Research Prize Winner
Joseph Woo, MD, FAHA
Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Population Research Prize

The American Heart Association began awarding the AHA Population Research Prize in 2005. Recipients have included some of the most prominent population health researchers in the country, each of whom have made seminal discoveries in understanding and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease. This Prize is to recognize and reward an individual who is making outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science and who currently heads an outstanding cardiovascular population research laboratory.

2021 Population Research Prize Winner
Tiffany Powell-Wiley, MD, MPH, FAHA
NHLBI, Bethesda, MD


Joseph A. Vita Award

The Joseph A. Vita Award is sponsored by Scientific Publishing, Office of Science Operations. The award was created in honor of Joseph A. Vita, who served as the first Editor-in-Chief of the AHA’s Open Access journal, JAHA: Journal of the American Heart Association. Each year this award is presented to a recipient to recognize the contributions of a mid-career investigator whose work, published (in the AHA journals) during the last five years, has had great impact in the field of cardiovascular biology or cardiovascular health. The selection is based on work that changes the direction of or has transformative impact on basic, translational, or clinical cardiovascular research in any discipline.

2021 Joseph A. Vita Award Winners
Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, ML, FAHA
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Katy Rayner, PhD, FAHA
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Ottawa, ON, Canada


Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award

The Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award for Best Scientific Publication on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Women will be given annually in recognition of the best research article focused on cardiovascular disease and stroke in women published during the previous year in any of the Association’s 14 peer-reviewed, scientific journals. The Association’s Research Goes Red® initiative aims to empower women to contribute to health research.

2021 Dr. Nanette K. Wenger Research Goes Red® Award Winner
Clare Oliver-Williams, PhD
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist designation was created in 2003. This prestigious title is bestowed on an elite group of scientists whose work has importantly advanced our understanding of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and brain health. The designation is highly selective and is intended to recognize prominent AHA members who have made major and independent contributions to cardiovascular, stroke and brain health research. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a science volunteer by the AHA.

2021 Distinguished Scientists


Italo Biaggioni, MD, PhD, FAHA
Italo Biaggioni, MD, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Eng H. Lo, PhD, FAHA
Eng H. Lo, PhD, FAHA 
Professor
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown, MA
Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, FAHA
Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, FAHA
Elizabeth J Ward Chair, Director for Genetic Medicine
  And Starz! Academy
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL  
Kathryn J. Moore, PhD, FAHA
Kathryn J. Moore, PhD, FAHA
Jean and David Blechman Professor of Cardiology
New York University Grossman School of Medicine
New York, NY
Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, FAHA
Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA  
Ernesto L. Shiffrin, MD, PhD, FAHA
Ernesto L. Schiffrin, MD, PhD, FAHA
Physician-in-Chief and Vice Chair (Research)
Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital
McGill University
Montreal, QC, CAN

Council Awards – Distinguished Achievement Awards

The scientific councils’ Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the affairs of a scientific council over a continuing period, and who have made substantial professional contributions to the field represented by the council. Some councils present this award annually while others present the award every 3 years*.

Rama Natarajan, PhD, FAHA
ATVB Distinguished Achievement Award in Arteriosclerosis
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)
Rama Natarajan, PhD, FAHA,
Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA
Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA
BCVS Distinguished Achievement Award
Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)
Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA
CLCD Distinguished Achievement Award
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)
Ileana L. Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA
Central Michigan University
Detroit, MI
Nancy T. Artinian, PhD, RN, FAHA
CVSN Distinguished Achievement Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)
Nancy T. Artinian, PhD, RN, FAHA
Michigan State University College of Nursing
East Lansing, MI
Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH, FAHA
EPI Distinguished Achievement Award
Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI)
Daniel T. Lackland, DrPH, FAHA
Medical University South Carolina
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Pedro J. del Nido, MD, FAHA
Young Hearts Distinguished Achievement Award
Sponsored by Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)
Pedro J. del Nido, MD, FAHA
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Council Awards – Lifetime Achievement Awards

AHA Scientific Council Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize contributions to the fields of cardiovascular disease and stroke over a sustained period. Recipients of these awards exemplify excellence and are notable representatives of the best in their field.

Scientific Sessions 2021

Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, FAHA
GPM Medal of Honor
Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine
Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, FAHA
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FAHA
Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by the Council on QCOR
Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FAHA
University of Colorado School of Medicine – Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO
Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD, FAHA
Laennec Master Clinician Award
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology
Julia H. Indik, MD, PhD, FAHA
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Charles I. Berul, MD, FAHA
Young Hearts Meritorious Achievement Award
Sponsored by the Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young
Charles I. Berul, MD, FAHA
Children’s National Heart Institute
Washington, DC

Resuscitation Science Symposium 2021


Taku Iwami, MD, PhD
Ian G. Jacobs Award for International Group Collaboration to Advance Resuscitation Science
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

Comprehensive Registry of Intensive Care for OHCA Survival Study (the CRITICAL Study)
Represented by:
Taku Iwami, MD, PhD, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Mary M. Newman, MS

Resuscitation Champion Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

Mary M. Newman, MS, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, Wexford, PA
Co-founder, President and CEO of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

Kazuo Okada, PhD
Lifetime Achievement Award in Resuscitation Science
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

Kazuo Okada, PhD
Tokyo, Japan

Scientific Publishing Awards

James T. Willerson Award for Best Paper In Clinical Science
Sponsored by Circulation

  • Sean Agbor-Enoh, MD, PhD; Palak Shah, MD, MS; et al

Joseph A. Vita Award
Sponsored by Scientific Publishing, AHA Journals

  • Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, ML, FAHA
    Perelman School of Medicine
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Katey J. Rayner, PhD
    University of Ottawa Heart Institute
    Ottawa, ON, Canada

Council Named Lectures

Council lectures feature presentations from some of today’s foremost clinicians and researchers as well as those with a lifetime of contributions to the field of cardiovascular disease.

View the biographies of this year's lecturers


 

Ancel Keys Memorial Lecturer
Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology & Prevention (EPI)

  • David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, FAHA, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD


Charles T. Dotter Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI)

  • Suresh Vedantham, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


Dickinson W. Richards Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

  • Mark Robert Nicolls, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA


George E. Brown Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

  • Rong Tian, MD, PhD, FAHA, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


George Lyman Duff Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  • Karin Bornfeldt, PhD, FAHA, University Washington, Seattle, WA


GPM and EPI Mid-Career Research Award and Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM) and the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI)

  • Naveen L. Pereira, MD, FAHA, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Helen B. Taussig Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

  • Roberta G. Williams, MD, FAHA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

  • Alice K. Jacobs, MD, FAHA, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA


Katharine A. Lembright Award and Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Anna Strömberg, PhD, RN, FAHA, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden


Kathleen A. Dracup Distinguished Lecture Exemplary Career in Mentoring Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Christopher S. Lee, PhD, RN, FAHA, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Newton, MA


Kenneth D. Bloch Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

  • Jane A. Leopold, MD, FAHA, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Laennec Clinician Educator Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

  • N.A. Mark Estes, III, MD, FAHA, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburg, PA


Robert I. Levy Memorial Lecturer
Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI)

  • Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, FAHA, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


Russell Ross Memorial Lectureship in Vascular Biology
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  • Denisa D. Wagner, PhD, FAHA, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA


Sol Sherry Distinguished Lecture in Thrombosis
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  • Alisa S. Wolberg, PhD, FAHA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Stroke Council Award and Lecture
Sponsored by the Stroke Council

  • Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, MAS, MBA, MLS, FAHA, University of California, San Francisco, CA


Science Catalyst Keynote & Thomas Smith Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

  • Christine E. Seidman, MD, FAHA, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA


William J. Rashkind Memorial Lecture
Sponsored by Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

  • Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Washington, DC


William W. L. Glenn Lecture
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

  • Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD, FAHA, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO


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.

Scientific Sessions 2021


Clinical Article of the Year Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Anne M. Fink, PhD, RN, FAHA, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

CVSA Surgery & Anesthesiology Mentoring Award

  • Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FAHA, Northwell Medical Center, Manhasset, NY

Excellence in Clinical Practice Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Wendy Dusenbury, RN, DNP, FNP-BC, AGACNP-BC, ANVP-BC, FAHA, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

GPM Mentoring Award
Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

  • David M. Herrington, MD, MHS, FAHA, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, NC

Marie Cowan Promising Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) 

  • Billy A. Caceres, PhD, RN, FAHA, Columbia University, New York, NY

Mathy Mezey Excellence in Aging Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Ruth M. Masterson Creber, PhD, MSc, BSN, FAHA, Well Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

Research Article of the Year Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Salah Al-Zaiti, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAHA, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA

Stroke Article of the Year Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) and the Stroke Council

  • Gianluca Pucciarelli, PhD, MSN, RN, FAHA, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

  • Lorrel E. Brown Toft, MD, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV

Resuscitation Science Symposium 2021


Max Harry Weil Award for Resuscitation Science
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) 
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.

  • Takahiro Nakashima, MD, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Council Awards – Best Abstract Awards

These awards are presented for the top-scoring abstracts submitted in the sponsoring council’s abstract categories at Scientific Sessions. AHA members receive a 50% discount on the abstract submission fee.


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3CPR Best Abstract Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

  • Victoria Toro, PhD, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

ATVB Early Career Award for Outstanding Research
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  • Xun Wu, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

ATVB Special Recognition Awards
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

  • Marvin T. Nieman, PhD, Case Western Reserve, University Cleveland, OH
  • Ryan E. Temel, PhD, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Francine K. Welty, MD, PhD, FAHA, Harvard Medical School, Brookline, MA

CVSN Best Abstract Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

  • Yashika Sharma, MSN, RN, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY

Outstanding Research Awards in Pediatric Cardiology
Sponsored by the Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

  • Andrea Z. Beaton, MD, FAHA, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Caren S. Goldberg, MD, University of Michigan Health, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Stephanie Santana, MD, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Mount Pleasant, SC

Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award
Abstracts submitted to AHA scientific meetings are eligible to be considered for a Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award. This award recognizes authors that contributed to the highest ranked accepted abstract from each country.


Resuscitation Science Symposium 2021

Best of the Best Abstract Awards
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)
These awards recognize top scoring abstracts in cardiac or trauma resuscitation science.

  • James M. Gray, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Jing Li, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Mitsuaki Nishikimi, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY
  • Gitte Linderoth, MD, Copenhagen Emergency Medical Services, Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

Congratulations to the winners and finalists selected to present their oral abstract at Scientific Sessions.


Cournand and Comroe Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

WINNER
Sasha Z. Prisco, MD, PhD  WINNER:
Sasha Z. Prisco, MD, PhD 
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Finalists:

  • Megan Griffiths, MD, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Tsukasa Shimauchi, MD, PhD, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Tomoyoshi Tamura, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Lianghui Zhang, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL



CVSA Resident Prize
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

WINNER
Makoto Hibino, MD, MPH, PhD  WINNER:
Makoto Hibino, MD, MPH, PhD 
University of Toronto, St Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Canada

Finalist:

  • Yujiro Yokoyama, MD, St. Luke's University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA



Elaine W. Raines Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB)

WINNER
Henry S. Cheng, PhD  WINNER:
Henry S. Cheng, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Finalists:

  • Mark C. Blaser, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fang Li, PhD, Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Tanmay Mathur, MS, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX



Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award for Early Career Investigators in Training
Sponsored by the Council on Epidemiology and Prevention (EPI)

WINNER
Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH  WINNER:
Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Finalists:

  • Avirup Guha, MBBS, MPH, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Nicholas Marston, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Amgad Mentias, MD, MS, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Nilay S. Shah, MD, MPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL



Genomic and Precision Medicine Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM)

WINNER
Michael G. Levin, MD  WINNER:
Michael G. Levin, MD 
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Finalists:

  • Kevin A. Friede, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Kazuo Miyazawa, MD, PhD, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Saitama, Japan
  • Seyedeh Maryam Zekavat, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT



Jay D. Coffman Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

WINNER
Jordan K. Shaefer, MD  WINNER:
Jordan K. Schaefer, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Finalist:

  • Mohsin Chowdhury, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA



Laennec Fellow in Training (FIT) Clinician Award
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

WINNER
Vanessa Blumer, MD  WINNER:
Vanessa Blumer, MD 
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Finalists:

  • Charlotte Andersson, MD, PhD, FAHA, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Lee Bockus, MD, PhD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Megan M. McLaughlin, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Inbar Raber, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA



Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

WINNER
Evangelous Oikonomou, MD, DPhil  WINNER:
Evangelos K. Oikonomou, MD, DPhil 
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Finalists:

  • Yoriko Heianza, PhD, MS, RD, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • Matthew W. Segar, MD, MS, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX



Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Early Career Investigators
Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

WINNER
Paul Cheng, MD, PhD  WINNER:
Paul Cheng, MD, PhD 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Finalists:

  • David Y. Chiang, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Barbara Gonzalez Teran, PhD, Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA
  • Yuri Kim, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA



Martha N. Hill Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN)

WINNER
Martha Abshire Salor, PhD, RN  WINNER:
Martha Abshire Saylor, PhD, RN
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
Boston, MA

Finalist:

  • Angela Durante, PhD, MSN, RN, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy



Melvin Judkins Early Career Clinical Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI)

WINNER
Matthew K. Burrage, MBBS  WINNER:
Matthew K. Burrage, MBBS
University of Oxford
Oxford, England

Finalists:

  • Amrit Chowdhary, MBBS, MSc, MRCP, University of Leeds, Leeds, England
  • Hashrul N. Rashid, MBBS (Hons), MRCP (UK), Monash Health, Victoria, Australia
  • Valery L. Turner, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • William Watson, MBBChir, University of Oxford, Oxford, England



Melvin L. Marcus Early Career Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Sciences
Sponsored by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

WINNER
Jason D. Roh, MD, MHS  WINNER:
Jason D. Roh, MD, MHS 
Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Finalists:

  • Daniel J. Blackwell, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Toshiyuki Ko, MD, PhD, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  • Yang Zhou, PhD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
  • Han Zhu, MD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA



Samuel A. Levine Early Career Clinical Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Clinical Cardiology (CLCD)

WINNER
James P. MacNamara, MD, MSc  WINNER:
James P. MacNamara, MD, MSc 
UT Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX

Finalists:

  • Neel M. Butala, MD, MBA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Shaan Khurshid, MD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Ambarish Pandey, MD, MSCS, UT Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX



Vivien Thomas Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

WINNER
Yuanjia Zhu, MD, MS  WINNER:
Yuanjia Zhu, MD, MS 
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

Finalist:

  • Awais Ashfaq, MS, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA



Young Hearts Early Career Investigator Award
Sponsored by Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts)

WINNER
Mansi Gaitonde, MD  WINNER:
Mansi Gaitonde, MD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Finalist:

  • Amee Bigelow, MD, MS, Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH



QCOR at Scientific Sessions 2021

QCOR Early Career Investigator Abstract Award
Sponsored by the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research
This award supports the efforts of its early career investigator members. Presenters are graded in four categories: importance/impact of the project in the field of outcomes research, methodological rigor, quality of the manuscript, and quality of the oral presentation.

WINNER
Dennie Kim, University of Virginia  WINNER:
Dennie Kim
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Finalists:
  • Jordan B. Strom, MD, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology, Boston, MA
  • Theresa Anderson, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Chetan Huded, MD, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO
  • Veer Sangha, Yale University, New Haven, CT



Resuscitation Science Symposium 2021

ReSS Early Career Investigator Awards
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)
These awards are presented for top-scoring abstracts submitted to the Resuscitation Science Symposium.

  • Afrah Abdul Wahid Ali, MBBS, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Tomoaki Aoki, MD, PhD, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health System, Manhasset, NY
  • Matthew Barajas, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Frederick Brown, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Alexis Cole, BS, Boston Children's Hosp, Newburyport, MA
  • Ruben Crespo, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Yusuke Endo, DVM, PhD, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, NY
  • Katharyn L Flickinger MS, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • R. Angel Garcia, DO, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Brian Haskins, BSC, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Pre-hospital Emergency Care Australia and New Zealand (PEC-ANZ), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Toshihiro Hatakeyama, MD, Emergency and Critical Care Center, Dokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical Center , Koshigaya, Japan
  • Ryan Huebinger, MD, UT Health of Houston, Houston, TX
  • Changshin Kang, MD, PhD, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • Shaveta Khosla, PhD, MPH, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Shengyuan (David) Luo, MBBS, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Aurora Magliocca, MD, Mario Negri Institute, Milan, Italy
  • Oscar Mitchell, MD, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & Center for Resuscitation Science, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sivagowry Moerk, MD, PhD student, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Ziad Nehme, PhD, Ambulance Victoria/Monash University, Blackburn North, Australia
  • Norihiro Nishioka, MD, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Masashi Okubo, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Matthew Potter, BSC, Barts and The London Sch of Med and Dentistry, London, United Kingdom
  • HoGul Song, MD, Chungnam National University Hospital, Republic of Korea
  • Kazuya Tateishi, MD, Chiba University Hospital (Englewood Hospital and Medical Center), Chiba, Japan
  • Andy T. Tran, DO, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA

Council Awards – Travel Grants

Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2021

QCOR Conference Early Career Investigator Travel Grant
Sponsored by the Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research

  • Kristie Harris, PhD, Yale University, West Haven, CT
  • Dhairya Jarsania, MD, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Brian Zenger, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Resuscitation Science Symposium 2021

3CPR Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Travel Grant
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

  • Matthew Cox, NRP, Office Of The Medical Director, Tulsa, OK
  • Naila Francies, EMS Specialist, Napa County EMS Agency, Richmond, CA
  • Crystal Hardin EMTP, BLS, Wayne County EMS, Goldsboro, NC
  • Scott A. Hatcher, FF-Paramedic, SPO, University of California, Davis Fire Department, Davis, CA
  • Marsha K. Knight, AAS, NRP, MCCP, Cabell County EMS, Huntington, WV

Scientific Sessions 2021

3CPR Junior Investigator Travel Grant
Sponsored by the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR)

  • Rajarajan A. Thandavarayan, M. Pharm, PhD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Asif Razee, MS, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Somanshu Banerjee, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wenzhuo Ma, MD, PhD, The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  • Jia-Rong Jheng, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
  • Tetsuro Yokokawa, MD, PhD, Université Laval, Québec, CAN
  • Hyunbum Kim, PhD, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Xue D. Manz, MSc, Amsterdam UMC, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, NET

ATVB Scientific Sessions Travel Grant for Early Career Investigators
Sponsored by Council of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology

  • Huijuan Dou, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Yen-Lin Chen, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Kaveeta Kaw, UT Health Science Center McGovern, Houston, TX
  • Md Torikul Islam, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Soheil Saeedi, PharmD, PhD, University of Zurich, SWI
  • Joel James, PhD, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Colin Evans, PhD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • J. Andres Pulgarin, PhD, MSc, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Cali Corbett, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Chuan Wang, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Vadym Buncha, MS, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
  • Dong Oh Kang, MD, PhD, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, RKO
  • Tuantuan Zhao, PhD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Zachary T. Martin, MS, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
  • Chongyang Zhang, MS, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

BCVS Abstract Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

  • Ehsan Ataei Ataabadi, Pharm D., Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Reza Avaz, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Alessandra Ciullo, PhD, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Anis Hanna, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Pooja Joshi, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Hoai Huong Le, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ
  • Chun Liu, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • Louisa Mezache, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Hanan Qasim, B. Pharm, University of Houston, Houston, TX

BCVS International Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

  • Hideyuki Hakui, MD, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan

BCVS Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

  • Jonathan J. Herrera, MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

CVSN Early Career Investigator Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

  • Karina Kraevsky-Phillips, MA, BSN, RN, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Amy Jo Lisanti, PhD, RN, CCNS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sabrina Mangal, PhD, RN, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
  • Sijia Wei, RN, PHN, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC

CVSN Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing

  • Latesha K. Harris, BSN, RN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

CVRI Early Career Investigator Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention

  • Sonia Shah, MD, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • Humayra Afrin, MBBS, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

CLCD Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Groups Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Clinical Cardiology

  • Kelechi Weze, MD, DrPH, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

GPM Abstract Travel Grant
Sponsored by Genomic and Precision Medicine

  • Rachel E.T. Bentley, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, CAN
  • Jordan Jousma, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Kritika Singh, Ktk, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

PVD Fit Travel Guide
Sponsored by Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease

  • Tara A. Holder, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • Jemma Perks, MSc, University of Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

Young Hearts Abstract Travel Grant
Sponsored by Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young

  • Sudeep D. Sunthankar, MD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • David W. Bearl, MD, MA, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN