Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award

Honoring the best cardiovascular and brain health science in the world


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The Award

The Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award recognizes the team of authors with the highest-ranked scientific abstract from every participating country for each AHA scientific meeting.

The award is based on abstract scores only. You don’t have to apply and professional membership is not required.

Schedule of AHA meetings

ReSS List of Awardees (PDF)

Paul Dudley White

Paul Dudley White was one of the founders of the AHA and a champion for heart health who pioneered preventive cardiology. Since 2017, the Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award has promoted Dr. White’s vision for excellence in cardiovascular and brain health science.

Why it matters

Global peers confirm the value of your contribution to cardiovascular and brain health science. This can benefit your career in several ways:

  • Create a pathway to other awards
  • Distinguish you in grant applications
  • Enhance your CV
  • Increase your visibility
    • Recipients are recognized during the opening remarks of each meeting.
    • The presenting author receives an award certificate.
    • Each author on the winning team may display a Paul Dudley White International Scholar ribbon below their conference badge.

This prestigious award is an important steppingstone on recipients' lifelong career paths.

Paul Dudley White International Scholars

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American Heart Association Professional Members

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  • Free Online Access to AHA Scientific Journals
  • Affiliate with our 16 Scientific Councils
  • Discounts on Scientific Conference Registration and Online Courses

Why join our Professional Membership

By being a member, you become part of a select group of science professionals. Your membership offers you special access, unique opportunities and benefits including:

  • Networking opportunities with like-minded professionals.
  • Affiliate with one — or more — of our 16 Scientific Councils.
  • Save on registration to all AHA scientific meetings.
  • Member-only research funding opportunities.
  • Eligibility for AHA council grants and awards.
  • Access to complimentary and/or discounted courses. through the Lifelong Learning Center.

  • Access to the online AHA Professional Volunteer Search.
  • Receive discounted article publication charges for accepted articles in JAHA (the AHA’s Open Access journal that’s freely accessible). Members save with discount code.
  • Digital access to Science News and AHA Connections newsletters.
  • Plus, much more!