Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine Medal of Honor
Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine
To qualify for this Scientific Sessions 2023 award, you must meet the following deadlines:
- June 7, 2023 – Deadline to have an active AHA membership with the sponsoring Council.
- June 14, 2023, 6 p.m. CT – Deadline to apply for Scientific Sessions 2023 awards in the Council Awards System.
For awards requiring abstract submission, the deadline to submit your science to Scientific Sessions 2023 is June 8, 2023, 6 p.m. CT
The Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM) Medal of Honor exemplifies a scientist that has made significant contributions to the field of genomic and precision medicine. The winner of this yearly award must be an accomplished scientist whose work has transformed the ways in which the field thinks and approaches a particular niche in genomic and precision medicine. The award will be given to an individual who during their career has dedicated international leadership in the area of genomic and precision medicine.
- 2022 Daniel Rader, MD, FAHA
- 2021 Patrick T. Ellinor, MD, PhD, FAHA
- 2020 Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, FAHA
- 2019 Christine E. Seidman, MD, FAHA
- 2018 Euan Ashley, MB ChB, Dphil, MRCP
- 2017 Stuart Cook, PhD, MRCP
- 2016 Vasan Ramachandran, MBBS, MD
- 2015 David Herrington, FAHA
- 2014 Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD, FAHA
- 2013 Dan Roden, MD, FAHA
- Must be a member of the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine at the time of application
- The novelty and innovativeness of the science,
- The track record of the individual including peer reviewed publications,
- The potential of the scientific discoveries to transform clinical care
- Criteria can be documented with quantitative data (biosketch, grant funding including past, present and pending) and also through 3-5 colleague letters of support.
- Nominee's curriculum vitae or NIH bio sketch that includes awards, publications and grant funding
- A letter of nomination, drafted on electronic letterhead with a signature. The letter should outline and provide clear examples of how the candidate meets the criteria:
- the novelty and innovativeness of the science
- the track record of the individual including peer reviewed publications
- the potential of the scientific discoveries to transform clinical care
- A primary letter of recommendation from a colleague who can evaluate the candidate's research contributions. The letter must address each of the major award evaluation criteria and indicate what distinguishes the candidate in each criterion.
- Up to 2 additional letters of support
How to Apply or Make a Nomination
Please see the individual award information pages below for specific documents required when submitting an application or nomination file. Awards requiring an abstract must be submitted to an AHA Scientific Meeting before the online submission site abstract deadline. Your abstract control number will be needed on the award application form.
A username and password previously set up through online registration at Professional Heart Daily (PHD) will be necessary to access 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.
An active AHA Professional Membership is required of all award applicants. If you are joining the AHA to apply, please wait for your AHA member number to arrive from AHA Member Services via e-mail before creating an online profile and starting your application file. We suggest that new members join the AHA no later than one week prior to the application submission deadline for the member ID number to be processed and delivered in time for the application deadline. The membership number will be required on the award application form.
- Click the link for the Council Awards Application System.
- Sign in with your Professional Heart Daily username and password.
- Follow these instructions to set up your profile in ProposalCentral. Setting up your ProposalCentral profile will only need to be done the first time you login to apply for an American Heart Association Council Awards. Please note that the grant maker named American Heart Association is for AHA Research Awards and is a separate log in.
For more detailed information on ProposalCentral, also included are additional materials on specific ProposalCentral functionality.
The award will be presented at Scientific Sessions.
The honoree will also receive:
- $1,000 honorarium
- Complimentary registration to the Scientific Sessions
- Two (2) complimentary tickets to the Council Dinner
- Engraved plaque
- Round-trip coach airfare to Scientific Sessions
- Hotel reimbursement (room + tax) for one night at the conference rate
- Ground transportation to and from the airport
- Meal reimbursement up to $70
- Join or renew as an AHA Professional Member
- Submit your application at Council Awards Application System
- Instructions for ProposalCentral, the new Council Awards platform
- Council Awards: [email protected]
- Member Services: [email protected]
- Password/Login: [email protected]
- Abstract Submission: [email protected]
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Scientific Sessions: November 11–13, 2023
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