Welcome to Fellows Research Day

Updated:Apr 23,2014


Michael Passineau, PhDDear Cardiovascular and Stroke Researchers:

On behalf of the Great Rivers Affiliate of the American Heart Association, the Fellows Research Day Task Force, and the Allegheny Health Network, I am pleased to announce that the 22nd annual Fellows Research Day (FRD) will take place on Friday, February 14, 2014. 

The venue for this year's event will be the Magovern Conference Center of Allegheny General Hospital.  Trainees from all institutions, including undergraduates, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and clinical fellows, are invited to submit their best cardiovascular or stroke-related research for review and acceptance.

Over the past 22 years, the Fellows Research Day meeting has become an important part of the fabric of cardiovascular and stroke research in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Eastern Ohio.  This friendly and collegial event brings together trainees and mentors from throughout the region, and alumni awardees include current program and fellowship directors from the Allegheny Health Network, UPMC, and Children's Hospital, as well as Carnegie Mellon and West Virginia University.  Trainees and their mentors are invited to participate in this event free of charge, and the Fellows Research Day Task Force selects the top basic and clinical science abstracts for cash prizes and complimentary tickets to the Pittsburgh Heart Ball.

Please mark your calendars and consider participating in FRD 2014.  More information is available the website:  www.heart.org/fellowsresearchday

Abstract submission will open via the website on December 9, 2013, and abstracts will be considered in the order in which they are received.  Registration is free, but a maximum of 76 abstracts will be accepted this year, so submit early! 

I hope to see you on February 14th, and I am certain that this event will provide you with outstanding exposure for your research as well as networking opportunities with clinical and research leaders from across the region.

Best wishes, 

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Michael Passineau, PhD
Cardiovascular Institute, Allegheny Health Network
Chair, Fellows Research Day Task Force 2014