Association of Black Cardiologist
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Our Goal is to Reduce the Cardiovascular Disease Disparity Gap by 20% by 2020
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Member Services ~ Scholarships and Awards

We are a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 1,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members, dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.
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Award NameDescriptionEligibility The Award Deadline Apply
ABC 4th Year Fellowship Award - Cardiac Electrophysiology The ABC aims to promote the development of academic medicine in clinical electrophysiology (EP). Through its Fellowship Awards Program, the ABC enables underrepresented minorities to gain specialized training in Clinical EP and other Cardiology subspecialities. Scholarship opportunities are announced as they arise. Fellowship applicants must be enrolled in an accredited cardiology training program and active in the ABC Cardiologists-In-Training (CIT) Program. The usual stipend to be awarded by the ABC for full-year fellowship is US $40,000 per year, and may vary based on funding. This stipend supports salary, fringe benefits and overhead costs. Dec 31, 2016 Apply
ABC / Meharry / Vanderbilt First Year Fellowship Award The Association of Black Cardiologists, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University jointly sponsor one first-year candidate. These institutions aim to increase the number of underrepresented minorities trained to begin post-fellowship careers with a solid foundation in clinical care, teaching and research. Training is provided through the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt. Fellowships are available for physicians and physician-scientists who have completed training in Internal Medicine and want to become board eligible in cardiovascular medicine. Applicants must also be active members of the ABC Cardiologists-In-Training (CIT) Program.
The ABC stipend to be awarded supports full-year fellowship, including salary, fringe benefits and overhead costs June 1, 2015 Apply
Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract Award

An abstract summarizing any problem that relates to cardiovascular disease whether it is: Clinical, Basic or Population Science. Any physician/scientist presently in a residency or cardiology fellowship training program and active in the Association of Black Cardiologists.

Abstract Must be Original Scientific Research

Abstract Must not have been Published Previously
Four (4) outstanding abstracts will be selected for presentation at ABC's Annual Fellows Program on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel - 1000 H Street, NW; Washington, DC. Feb 10, 2017 Apply
The Dr. Richard Allen Williams, Genita Evangelista Johnson, AMA Foundation Scholarship
The Minority Scholars Award program not only encourages diversity in medicine and alleviates debt, but also rewards commitment to the elimination of healthcare disparities

Nominees must be a current first or second-year student and a permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. Eligible students from traditionally underrepresented groups in the medical profession include African American/Black, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, Alaska Native and Hispanic/Latino.

Approximately eight to thirteen Minority Scholars Awards are given annually, each in the amount of a $5,000 scholarship.

March 4, 2016 Apply
Dr. Walter M. Booker, Sr. Health Promotion AwardAn annual award presented to an individual who has pioneered programs and innovative thinking that improve the health status in African American communities.
The Dr. Walter M. Booker, Sr. Health Promotion Award (formerly the Dr. Walter M. Booker, Sr. Innovation Award) was created in 1990 to recognize innovative programs designed to prevent and reduce cardiovascular diseases in African Americans. Dr. Walter M. Booker, Sr., the awards' namesake, was a founding member of the ABC and a leading proponent of community-based cardiovascular disease prevention and reduction programs.
A healthcare advocate whose leadership has resulted in demonstratable health promotion/health education activities that contributes to the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular diseases.
A plaque is presented to the winner; and a commemorative featuring past winners is on-display at the ABC Headquarters. This award is conferred in conjunction with the Annual Dr. Walter M. Booker, Sr. Memorial Symposium (preceding the NMA Annual Conference and Scientific Assembly)   Apply
Dr. Herbert Nickens Epidemiology Award

COMING SOON
Awarded annually for outstanding contribution to the promotion and reduction of cardiovascular risks for minority populations. The Dr. Herbert W. Nickens Epidemiology Award was initiated in 2001 to honor outstanding achievement in epidemiologic research in the area of cardiovascular disease. This award is conferred annually at the Congress on the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in honor of Herbert W. Nickens, MD, a pioneer in the promotion of medical education and healthcare. A scholar of epidemiology or leader in the promotion of epidemiologic research and projects that promote the prevention and reduction of cardiovascular diseases. Two complimentary tickets to the Annual President's Awards Dinner; a plaque presented to the winner; and a commemorative name plate included on the plaque displayed at the ABC Headquarters.   Apply
Dr. Daniel D. Savage Memorial Scientific Award

COMING SOON
The ABC's most prestigious annual award, initiated in 1990, given based on scientific achievement in cardiovascular disease research.
The Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc. (ABC) Awards Selection Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2012 Dr. Daniel D. Savage Memorial Science Award (ABC's highest honor) was initiated in 1990 to recognize scientific achievement in the areas of cardiovascular disease and research. In acknowledgment of his life and work, this annual award is named after Daniel D. Savage, MD, PhD, who was heralded by his peers as the first to determine the role of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH) plays in cardiovascular disease. It is a requirement that nominees and award recipients are members of the ABC. Self-nominations are also accepted and prior award recipients may not receive an award again in the same category.
A scientist or researcher who has made major contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Two complimentary tickets to the President's Awards Dinner; a plaque is presented to the winner along with a $2,000 cash award; and a trophy featuring past winners is on-display at the ABC Headquarters.   Apply
C.I.T. Award An award presented on behalf of the Cardiologists-in-Training to a senior ABC member who has demonstrated commitment and loyalty to mentoring cardiology fellows.
     
Non - ABC Scholarships