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“Early Career Researcher of the Year Award” Description

In order to promote and support excellence in cardiovascular research in the State of Florida, the Florida Heart Research Foundation (FHRF) sponsors the annual Stop Heart Disease Early Career Researcher of the Year Award. This prestigious award, now $50,000, is given annually to the Florida researcher who is felt to have the broadest impact on the advancement of knowledge in the diagnosis and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease and is also in the early career stage of the cardiovascular research arena.

The Florida Heart Research Foundation assigns the award in close collaboration with the Florida Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. The actual award presentation is made at the FCACC’s annual meeting in Orlando each August.

Previous Stop Heart Disease

"Early career Researcher of the Year" Winners  

2003 Marco Costa, MD, FACC
2004 Daniel Pauly, MD, PhD, FACC
2005 Nanette Bisopric, MD, FACC
2006 Dominick Angiolillo, MD, FACC
2007 Joy Lincoln, MD, FACC
2008 Richard Schofield, MD, FACC
2009 Anthony Bavry, MD, FACC
2010 Jianqin Wei, MD, FACC
2011 Mauricio Cohen, MD, FACC
2012 Lina Shehadeh, MD, FACC
2013 Jose Renato Pinto, PhD
2014  David Winchester, MD, FACC
2015 Claudia Rodrigues, MD
2016 Yanfei Qi, PhD
2017 Brian Shapiro, MD, FACC

2018 Joshua Hutcheson, MD

2019 Monica Aggarwal, MD, FACC

2020 Ki Park, MD, FACC

2021 Hooi Hooi Ng, PhD

2022 Valentina Dargam

2023 Lilhua Lou, PhD

 The Miami Heart Research Institute/Florida Heart Research Foundation has been an international leader in cardiovascular research and education since 1944. 

Florida Heart Research Institute’s novel approach to collaborative research on the national level serves as a critical impetus to the introduction and development of innovative research efforts. This unique approach has proven highly effective in directing critical resources to open new and vital areas of scientific exploration.

Florida Heart Research Institute’s outreach expanded statewide through the 2003 legislative enactment of the Stop Heart Disease license plate. The nation’s first specialty plate for this cause raises funds for heart disease research, education and prevention programs for Florida residents.

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