Awards & Scholarships

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) seeks to recognize and promote excellence in the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. HRS offers a variety of awards and scholarships for heart rhythm professionals at every stage of their careers, from fellow-in-training to seasoned professional. 

Past Heart Rhythm Society Award Recipients

Each year the Heart Rhythm Society identifies and recognizes outstanding contributions to the field and to the Society. Congratulations to the following distinguished individuals.

HeartRhythm Journal Outstanding Publication Awards

The awards are presented to investigators within three years of completion of training judged to have published the best clinical and basic research articles in HeartRhythm.  

Douglas P. Zipes Lectureship Award

The Douglas P. Zipes Lecture is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology as a basic scientist.

Fellow with the Highest Scoring Abstract

This award recognizes the fellow-in-training with the highest scoring abstract in all sub-categories, excluding the Allied Professional subcategory.

Founders Lectureship Award

The lectureship will be awarded to a prominent member of the heart rhythm community, either nationally or internationally.

Heart Rhythm Travel Scholarships

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) encourages and supports the efforts of early career electrophysiologists and other heart rhythm professionals to participate in the Society’s activities.

HRS Global Humanitarian Award in Memory of Dr. Ramasubba Lakkireddy

Nominate an individual to recognize a healthcare professional who has demonstrated commitment to humanitarian work to improve heart rhythm care and increase accessibility to care in underserved patient populations.

James H. Youngblood Excellence in Leadership Award

The James H. Youngblood Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes a member of the Heart Rhythm Society who has demonstrated exemplary leadership through leading an initiative that has had community-wide impact. This award will aim to identify future leaders of the organization.

Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Publication of the Year Award

The Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Publication of the Year Award has been established to honor the seminal article published in HeartRhythm each year that most contributed to major advances in understanding and/or treating cardiac arrhythmias.

Heart Rhythm Society Recognition Awards

Each year the Heart Rhythm Society recognizes outstanding contributions to the field and to the Society through the Society’s Recognition Awards.

The Eric N. Prystowsky Early Career Researcher Award

This award promotes excellence in clinical research by recognizing an early career researcher with the highest scoring abstract from select sub-categories in the Clinical Electrophysiology & Catheter Ablation abstract category. 

The Eric N. Prystowsky Fellows Clinical Research Award

To promote excellence in clinical research by recognizing the fellow with the highest scoring abstract in the Clinical Electrophysiology & Catheter Ablation abstract category.

The Eric N. Prystowsky Lectureship Award

The Eric N. Prystowsky Lectureship Award is awarded to an individual who has made a significant and unique contribution to the field of clinical electrophysiology as a clinical scientist.

The Nancy L. Stephenson Award for Exemplary Industry/HRS Community Partnership

Nominate an individual to help the Heart Rhythm Society celebrate an Industry professional who has modeled an exemplary Industry/Heart Rhythm Society Community relationship and has promoted the advancement of the field!<

Young Investigator Award Competition

The Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award (YIA) Subcommittee, which is part of the Scientific Sessions Program Committee and is comprised of senior researchers, clinicians, and scientists, reviews all submissions for the competition.

Scientific Sessions Travel Scholarships

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) encourages and supports the efforts of early career electrophysiologists and other heart rhythm professionals to participate in the Society’s activities.

Research Fellowship Scholarships

The Heart Rhythm Society has established post-doctoral fellowships in cardiac electrophysiology encouraging and supporting research training of individuals in either basic or clinical electrophysiology.