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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 awardee 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

Eligibility

  • Candidate 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)
  • Candidate's research interests must be related to cardiovascular pharmacology, as indicated by the candidate's curriculum vitae and bibliography.
  • Candidate 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.
  • No candidate may receive more than one ASPET award in any given year.

Criteria and Selection

Final selection of the recipient will be made by the Awards Committee of the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology. Offer of this award is contingent on submission of the candidate’s abstract to Experimental Biology in an ASPET topic category.

Application Submission

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

  1. Candidate'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 and the importance of their work for use in award winner announcements (in no more than 150 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 candidate's planned research career.
  5. One letter of reference/support in PDF with a summary that describes the candidates work.
  6. Draft abstract of candidate’s research (to be later finalized into a 3000-character abstract submitted to Experimental Biology in accordance with EB policies and deadlines.)

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Application Deadline

Applications for the 2019 award are due by September 14, 2018.

Prior Recipients

  • 2017 Laurel A. Grisanti
Last Updated: June 19, 2018

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