Young Hearts Early Career Development


Young Hearts Early Career Committee

Young Hearts Early Career & Mentoring Committee

Volunteer

Interested in getting involved with the Young Hearts Council? To help us identify opportunities for you in the organization, tell us about yourself. Complete the Science Volunteer Form

Career Skills

Mentorship

A critical component of early career development and training is mentorship. The following resources can help identify an appropriate mentor and evaluate the mentor-trainee relationship.

Mentoring Presentations

Presentations

Abstract Information for AHA Meetings

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

Scientific Sessions

American Heart Association Grants

Student and Predoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

  • Predoctoral Fellowship
    Helps students initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research by providing research assistance and training.

    Offered by: Founders, Greater Southeast, Midwest, SouthWest, and Western States Affiliates
    Career Stage: Gaining credentials – doctoral student

Post Doctoral Research Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Helps trainees initiate careers in cardiovascular and stroke research while obtaining significant research results under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor; supports individuals before they are ready for some stage of independent research.

    Offered by: Founders, Great Rivers, Greater Southeast, Midwest, SouthWest, and Western States Affiliates
    Career Stage: Directed step - postdoctoral fellow

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grants

NIH: Post-Doctoral Research Training

CVD Epidemiology Research Training

  • About the NRSA Programs; T32 vs. F32, etc.

Programs are available at the following institutions:

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine

NIH: Career Development Awards for Physicians

Career Development Awards for Research Doctorates: NIH

Council Awards and Lectures

The AHA/ASA scientific council awards acknowledge significant achievements in cardiovascular diseases and stroke, ranging from basic research to service to the councils and the association. These awards recognize the achievements of researchers, scientists, clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals throughout their careers. They also provide opportunities for financial rewards, special presentations and funding to attend Scientific Sessions and other AHA scientific meetings.

Awards Types

  • Early Career
  • Career Achievement
  • Travel Stipends
  • Scholarships
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Lectures

Visit the Council Awards and Lectures site for full details.

Young Hearts Specific Awards

The Council on Lifelong Congenital Heart Disease and Heart Health in the Young (Young Hearts) proudly sponsors numerous awards associated with Scientific Sessions and invites its members to apply or nominate. Please click on the links below for eligibility criteria and application or nomination information for each award.

Awards include

  • Lecture and Awards presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions
  • Medical Student Scholarship

Visit the Young Hearts Awards and Lectures page for a full list of available awards and lectures.