American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Awards Competition

American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Awards Competition The Young Investigator Awards competition encourages and recognizes young scientific investigators of promise, upon whom progress in the field of cardiology is dependent. The submission deadline is September 15, 2014. Enter your submission today and plan to attend the YIA sessions at ACC.15 for cutting-edge presentations in each of the following categories: 1. Clinical Investigations, Congenital Heart Disease and Cardiac Surgery 2. Physiology, Pharmacology and Pathology 3. ACCF/Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Awards in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 4. Cardiovascular Health Outcomes and Population Genetics The Award: The first place winner for each category receives $2,000, second place winners receive $1,000; three honorable mentions in each category receive $500. Travel, hotel and meals up to $1,500 will be reimbursed for all 20 finalists to attend the YIA Competition at ACC.15 in San Diego, CA. Funding Source: Support for the ACCF/Herman K. Gold Young Investigator Awards in Molecular and Cellular Cardiology is provided by a grant from CV Path Institute and the family of Herman K. Gold. For more information: Email Kristin Robertson or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6390.
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Source: Cardiology in Review - Category: Cardiology Tags: Westchester Cardiovascular Symposium: October 3-5, 2019 Guest Editors: Julio Panza MD, Steven Lansman MD, PhD Source Type: research
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Ken Terry Source Type: blogs
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Source: Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Tags: Biol Chem Source Type: research
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Source: Current Atherosclerosis Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
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Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
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Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Critical Care Diagnostics Exclusive Informatics Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs
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