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Benedit R. LucchesiAward Description

The Benedict R. Lucchesi Young Scientist Travel Award in Cardiac Pharmacology was established to honor Dr. Lucchesi's lifelong scientific contributions to our better understanding and appreciation of the pharmacological treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease, and for his mentoring of countless prominent cardiovascular pharmacologists in translational approaches.


The award will be presented biennually starting in 2017 and continue in odd numbered years. The award consists of:

  • Complimentary registration and travel expenses (up to $1000) for the winner to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology
  • Invitation to present during a Cardiovascular sponsored session during the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology
  • An award certificate

Application Criteria and Process

  • Applicant must be within 10 years of receiving their PhD
  • There are no restrictions on institutional affiliation, nationality or age of the candidate, but the candidate must be a member of ASPET in good standing (i.e. current year's dues must be paid prior to applying)
  • Applicant's research interests must be related to cardiovascular pharmacology, as indicated by the applicant's curriculum vitae and bibliography.
  • Applicant must be a first (and presenting) author of an abstract submitted for the ASPET Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology in an ASPET topic category.
  • Candidates can be self nominated or nominated by other ASPET members.
  • Final selection of the recipient will be made by the Awards Committee of the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology.

Application Submission

Nominations shall be submitted using the ASPET Submission Portal by using the login box below. The nominations shall consist of:

  1. Applicant's curriculum vitae (CV) and bibliography with the CV organized with the following sections:
    • Education
    • Positions Held
    • Awards and Honors
    • Professional Society Memberships
    • Manuscripts
    • Abstracts
  2. A brief biographical summary of the candidate (in up to 300 words.)
  3. Three articles published or ready for publication related to the work of the applicant. Each article should be a separate PDF.
  4. A one-page statement in PDF identifying potential benefits to be gained and the anticipated effect this may have on your planned research career.
  5. One letter of reference/support in PDF with a summary that describes the candidates work.
  6. Abstract ID number, title, and body.

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Application Deadline

Applications for the 2019 award will be accepted starting in the summer of 2018.

Prior Recipients

  • 2017 Laurel A. Grisanti
Last Updated: August 23, 2017

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