Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 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 Early Career Committee


BCVS Early Career Programming at AHA Scientific Sessions 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Convention Center

This session will highlight the importance of gaining your independence as you transition from post-doc to faculty. Each panelist will give a 3-5 min talk highlighting their career and how they have worked towards their independence and distinguished themselves from their mentor. Dr. Emilia Benjamin will talk about the importance of mentoring at each stage of your career to help you with your career goals and gain independence from your mentor.

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2019 BCVS Early Career Mentorship Program

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 Reception

Tuesday, July 30, 7 p.m. | Westin Boston Waterfront Pavilion

The Early Career Reception is made possible a generous contribution from:

  • Emory University – Division of Cardiology
  • Evangelia Kranias, PhD FAHA
  • Joseph A. Hill, MD PhD FAHA
  • Leslie Leinwand, PhD FAHA; BioFrontiers Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Loren Wold, PhD FAHA
  • Susmita Sahoo, PhD
  • Sean Wu, PhD
  • Stanford Amyloid Center

Temple University School of Medicine

San Diego State University Heart Institute

Temple University, Center for Translational Medicine

University of Colorado Boulder BioFrontiers Institute

Stanford Cardiovascular Institute


Mount Sinai Heart

Emory University School of Medicine Division of Cardiology

UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

University of Colorado School of Medicine Anschutz Medical Campus Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation

2018 Winners

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

History of Finalists

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences

July 29–Aug. 1, 2019
Boston, Mass.

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