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October 18, 2017

Insights For Early Careers

Medical Device and Electronic Security: What Should Your Practice Know?

By G. Stuart Mendenhall, MD, FACC, FHRS, cardiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

As increasing amounts of data are stored in online accessible distributed databases, colloquially known as the "cloud," any breach of the security that guards these databases has potentially wide-ranging implications and could affect many individuals. Read more on

Challenges in Early Career Research

By Fawaz Alenezi, MD, Fellow in Training (FIT) at Duke University, and Muath Alanbaei, MB, BCh, FACC, cardiologist in the Department of Medicine at Kuwait University.

Early career cardiologists are defined as those who are within the 10-year time frame of completion of a cardiology fellowship training program. Many view a career in academics as a research opportunity to make discoveries that may lead to new therapies or influence clinical practice in substantive ways. Others view it as an opportunity to educate and train the next generation of providers. Unfortunately, some challenges and current uncertainties regarding the viability of research in an academic career are driving many early career cardiologists away. Read more on

'Don't Sit in the Back Row'

Matthew W. Parker, MD, FACC, Early Career Imaging Section Editor, discusses career development in the field of cardiovascular imaging in this interview with Susan Wiegers, MD, FACC, FASE, past president of the American Society of Echocardiography and current professor of medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. Read more on

ACC Launches Twitter Journal Club

Join ACC Board of Trustee member Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC, for the College's debut ACC Journal Club on Twitter. Itchhaporia will be joined by ACC past-president Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, and John Ryan, MD, FACC, on Oct. 25 from 8 – 9 p.m. ET, for a discussion of the PURE study. The PURE study found that higher consumption of fruits, vegetables and legumes was associated with a lower risk of non-cardiovascular and total mortality. Join the conversation by following @ditchhaporia, @cardio10s and @JJRyanMD on Twitter. Use #ACCJournalClub to send in your questions.

JACC Journals Focus on Fellows in Training, Early Career Professionals

JACC Journals continue to focus on helping FITs and Early Career Professionals stay on top of the latest scientific research, as well as a wide array of topics important to the early stages of a cardiovascular career. Every other issue of JACC offers a dedicated FIT and Early Career Professionals' Page. For complete issues of JACC, access to podcasts from JACC Journal editors, free CME/MOC activities and more, visit

Email Kristin West,, for more information on how to get involved in the Early Career Section.

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