Stroke Council Early Career Development

Emerging Scientists

The scientific councils of the American Heart Association foster the development of early career professionals, including research scientists and clinicians. Each council has programs, awards and travel grants to ensure ongoing training and recognize and reward talented early career individuals.

Early Career Development Program at Scientific Sessions

The Early Career Development Program is available at the American Heart Association’s annual Scientific Sessions, which provides an opportunity to present posters at a reception and to network with peers and established investigators. This successful program encourages the involvement of emerging scientists with the American Heart Association

Student Scholar Award

The objective of Student Scholar awards is to stimulate student scholars in medicine, nursing, public health, nutrition and other allied health disciplines to carry out research projects related to cardiovascular disease, stroke and basic science.

Young Investigator Awards

The Young Investigator Awards recognize outstanding endeavors by new investigators in research activities and encourages continued biomedical research careers, related to cardiovascular function and diseases, including basic science, integrated physiology and clinical problems.

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