International Society of Hypertension

ISH Distinguished Mentor Award

The ISH Mentoring and Training Committee is soliciting nominations from ISH members (including new investigators) for the ISH Distinguished Mentor Award. This new Award will honour a member of the ISH who has made outstanding contributions to the mentoring of students/trainees and/or junior faculty in the field of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

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Letters of nomination should be submitted to the Mentorship and Training Committee detailing the accomplishments of the Mentor. This can include any of this non-exhaustive list:

  1. Intellectual leadership; supporting excellence in research,
  2. Presentation and publication; creating a supportive environment for research
  3. Scholarship; providing the resources necessary to take full advantage of institutional
  4. Academic and professional opportunities (publications, conferences, networking, etc.)
  5. Helping mentees overcome problems, discord, or barriers

The nomination letter should be accompanied by a copy of the mentors CV.

  • The Award recipient will receive USD 1,000 and a commemorative plaque that must be collected in person at the ISH Biennial Scientific Meeting (Beijing, China - 20-23 September 2018).
  • The Award recipient will be honoured with a lecture on their “Philosophy of Successful Mentoring” to be given to trainees at the New Investigator Committee Session to be held ISH Biennial Scientific Meeting (Beijing, China - 20-23 September 2018).
  • Self-nomination will NOT be accepted.
  • Nominations for previous winners of any other ISH award are not normally received, but might be considered if there is an outstanding independent case for this award.
  • Officers of the Scientific Council of the ISH and members of the ISH Awards Committee are not eligible to be nominated. Exceptionally, other members of the ISH Council may be eligible.


Deadline for nominations: 30th April 2018

Contact: Fadi Charchar, Chair - Mentorship and Training Committee
              C/O ISH Secretariat

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