BCVS Early Career Development

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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


BCVS 2020 Scientific Sessions will be a virtual conference

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be switching to a virtual platform. There will be at least 3 Early Career virtual events: a panel session, virtual moderated posters, and a Women in Science & Medicine event. More information and updates on these events


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 at AHA Scientific Sessions 2020

From Lab Rat to Fat Cat

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, 9–10:15 a.m.

This is an Early Career Session planned by the BCVS Early Career Committee on transitioning from a postdoctoral fellow to a new assistant professor and all the trials and tribulations that come with that mo


BCVS Young Investigator Awards

Student Scholarships

2018 Winners

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

History of Finalists

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Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions

July 27–30, 2020
Now a Virtual Event