Genomic and Precision Medicine Mentoring Award

Sponsored by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine

To qualify for this Scientific Sessions 2024 award, you must meet the following deadlines:

  • May 31, 2024 – Deadline to have an active AHA membership with the sponsoring Council.
  • June 10, 2024, 6 p.m. CT – Deadline to apply for Scientific Sessions 2024 awards in the Council Awards System.

The Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM) Mentoring Award exemplifies an unprecedented commitment to moving the field of science forward. The winner of this yearly award must be an accomplished scientist that goes above and beyond to mentor well-trained and well-rounded individuals with a passion for science. The award will be given to an individual who during their career has dedicated leadership and success in mentoring individuals in scientific careers.

Award Recipients

  • 2023 Susan Cheng, MD, MPH, FAHA
    2022 Svati Shah, MD, MHSc, FAHA
  • 2021 David M. Herrington, MD, MHS, FAHA
  • 2020 Thomas Cappola, MD, ScM, FAHA
  • 2019 Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA
  • 2017 Robert E. Gerszten, MD
  • 2016 Simin Liu, MD, ScD, MPH, FAHA
  • 2015 Julie A. Johnson FCCP, FAHA
  • 2014 Andre Terzic
  • 2013 Emelia Benjamin

Evaluation Criteria

  • The applicant or nominee must be a member of the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine at the time of application.
  • The number and diversity of students mentored and quantitative data utilizing the NIH training grant table format:
    • The completion of graduate programs, goals, fellowship training, publications, and the attainment of pre- or post-doctoral fellowship training grants for trainees
    • Assisting mentees to present and publish their work, to find financial aid, and to provide career guidance.
    • Providing psychological support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in the scholarly community
    • Continued interest in the individual's professional advancement.

How to Apply or Make a Nomination

The nomination file should contain the following documents in PDF format:

  • 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.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of mentees and current positions
  • Up to three optional letters of support from mentees

Follow these instructions to access the AHA Council Awards System and to complete an application.


  • $1,000 honorarium
  • Engraved Plaque
  • Complimentary registration to Scientific Sessions
  • Up to a $1,000 travel stipend to attend Scientific Sessions.
  • Two complimentary council dinner tickets


Scientific Sessions: November 16–18, 2024
McCormick Place Convention Center | Chicago, Illinois

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