Cardiovascular Health Outcomes and Population Genetics: doctorate-level nurses, physician assistants and clinical pharmacists engaged in research are strongly encouraged to apply in this category.

The goal of the newest YIA award, Cardiovascular Health Outcomes and Population Genetics, is to stimulate careers in outcomes research and genomics as applied to human disease with the intention of influencing outcomes or predicting predisposition. Outcomes research includes research that results in innovative approaches to health care delivery, utilization of treatment/management/intervention or assessment/diagnostic approaches, and the value of new or repurposed clinical practices. Pharmacogenomics and genetic epidemiology are highly relevant and emerging areas that will also be evaluated in this new category.

Five finalists from each category will be selected to present their research at the Young Investigators Awards Competition, to be held during the ACC Annual Scientific Session. A first place, second place and three honorable mentions will then be named in each of the award categories and will be recognized during the ACC's Annual Convocation on Monday, March 31, 2014.

YIA Finalists will receive up to $1,500 in expense reimbursement for travel-related expenses to the ACC Annual Scientific Session, March 29-31, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Application Deadline for 2015 Young Investigator Awards: TBD

E-mail Kristin Robertson or call 800-253-4636, ext. 6390 with questions.