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Award Description

Benedit R. Lucchesi

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 $1,000) for the awardee to attend the ASPET Annual Meeting 
  • Invitation to present during a Cardiovascular sponsored session during the ASPET Annual Meeting 
  • An award certificate


  • 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.
  • Candidates can be self nominated or nominated by other ASPET members.
  • No candidate may receive more than one ASPET award in any given year.
  • The current division chair and secretary/treasurer and the ASPET Council president and secretary/treasurer are ineligible for division awards during their active tenure.

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 the ASPET Annual Meeting.

Nomination Materials

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 an abstract submitted to the ASPET Annual Meeting in accordance with abstract policies and deadlines.)

If any of the following relationships exist between the nominator and the candidate, you are encouraged to disclose it in your letter of nomination:  family member, spouse, partner; current dean, departmental chair, or postdoctoral or graduate advisor; current business or financial relationship (e.g., business partner, employer, employee); research collaborator or co-author within the last three years; work at the same institution or having accepted a position at the same institution; previous graduate student or postdoctoral fellow in the last five years; or if either are currently serving on the award selection committee for this award.

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Application Deadline

Applications for the 2025 Benedict R. Lucchesi Award will open Summer 2024.

Prior Recipients

Laurel A. Grisanti
Aaron J. Trask
Sarah M. Schumacher
2023Eman Gohar

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