Being at the American Heart Association makes me realize (again) that I have one of the greatest jobs in the world. There are so many inspiring people and talks and I am happy that I can share some of my experience in the Early Career blogging program.
The first day of the American Heart was all about the early career scientists. Speakers gave great advice on how to find a mentor, the transition to how to succeed in grants, the transition to faculty, how to respond to a rejection letter and how to get your name out there. Tips that were given you can read on the blogs by Bailey DeBarmore and Fawaz Abdulaziz M Alenezi. The second day of the American Heart were for me the day of awards. In this blog, I would like to acknowledge researchers who achieved awards for mentoring, research achievements or are finalists.
Cardiovascular Stroke and Nursing Counsel (CVSN) Kathleen Dracup award
This award highlights the importance of early-career mentoring in cardiovascular and stroke nursing to the CVSN. This year the award was given to Dr. Susan J. Pressler. I would like to congratulate her and thank her for being an example with her gifts and generosity in mentoring Early Career scientists.
Kathleen A. Lembright Award
This award recognizes and encourages excellence in cardiovascular research by established nurse scientists. This year winner is Dr. Shirley Moore. She gave a great talk about the responsibility of researchers to report on null trials.
Martha N. Hill New investigator Award
This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of investigators in understanding, preventing, and treating cardiovascular diseases.
I would like to congratulate the finalists this year: Dr. Margo B Minissian and Dr. Billy Canceres.
Dr. Margo B Minissian conducted research in the association of spontaneous preterm delivery and postpartum vascular function.
Dr. Billy Canceres conducts research in high cardiovascular disease risk in sexual minority women.
Congratulations to your all!
Leonie Klompstra is a Nurse Scientist at the Linköping University in Sweden. Her primary focus is on heart failure and rehabilitations.