BCVS Early Career Development

Meetings & Events

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Meet the Committee Members

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Professional Opportunities

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Mission Statement 

The Early Career Committee of the BCVS Council has been established with the aim to:

  • Introduce trainees and early career individuals in the mission of the BCVS council and the AHA.
  • Foster the development of trainees and early career professionals in the field of basic cardiovascular science.
  • Facilitate information flow that pertains to scientific advancements and career opportunities


2020 BCVS Early Career Mentorship Program

Important: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently pausing on this program until further notice. We still encourage you to submit your application as you see fit and we will provide updates on this website as new announcements unfold. We are delighted to offer a program to Early Career Investigators that gives them the opportunity to intern/observe in an Established Investigator’s laboratory for a few days as a visiting scholar. We look forward to connecting you with a Mentor who has similar interests and experience as yours and who could help advance your career. Please read the program information carefully and answer all questions in the application form to be considered for review by the BCVS Early Career Committee. Learn more about this program.


BCVS Early Career Programming and Events at Scientific Sessions 2020

This year, the BCVS Early Career Committee has planned an on-demand session titled From Lab Rat to Fat Cat and a special Zoom social networking event. There are also a variety of Lounges available for additional programming and networking opportunities. Visit the BCVS Early Career Events page for more details.


BCVS Young Investigator Awards

Student Scholarships

2018 Winners

  • Katz Award: Matthew J. Brody, PhD
  • Marcus Award: Markus Wallner, MD, PhD

History of Finalists