Research Fellowship Awards

2020-2021 HRS Research Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 HRS Research Fellowship Awards Recipients! The Heart Rhythm Society is pleased to award four post-doctoral fellowships this year to:

Dandan Yang, PhD

Dandan Yang, PhD
The Kenneth M. Rosen Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic, Inc.
Institution: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Yuko Wada, MD, PhD

Yuko Wada, MD, PhD
The Clinical Research Award in Honor of Mark Josephson and Hein Wellens
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic, Inc. 
Institution: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Nicholas Yick Loong Tan, MD, MS

Nicholas Yick Loong Tan, MD, MS
Wilton W. Webster Fellowship in Clinical Cardiac Catheter Ablation
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Biosense Webster, Inc.
Institution: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Chantal JM. Van Opbergen, BS, MS, PhD

Chantal JM. Van Opbergen, BS, MS, PhD
Wilton W. Webster Fellowship in Pediatric Electrophysiology
Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Biosense Webster, Inc.
Institution: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Discover the exciting research performed by the 2019-2020 HRS Research Fellowship recipients. (Release on May 8 as part of the inaugural HRS2020 Science).

[This award] helped me bring in $10 million — not only to my lab and my research, but to the biomedical research industry. With that money, I paid salaries for young people that I supported until they got their fellowships.
Mario Delmar, MD, PhD, FHRS

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Background Information

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. These fellowships assist awardees in initiating careers in electrophysiology research while obtaining significant research results.

Each year, HRS awards Post-Doctoral Fellowships, which include:

The 2021-2022 application process will open in the fall of 2020.

Applicant Requirements
  • Must have an MD, PhD, DO, DVM, or equivalent degree by June in the year of award activation
  • May not be enrolled in a graduate or medical school by June in the year of award activation
  • May not have completed three or more years cumulative of post-medical school or post-graduate school (whichever degree is applicable) research experience.
  • Sponsor must be a member of the Heart Rhythm Society by activation of award

Proposed research must be relevant to the goals and aims of the Society. Appropriate fields of study include epidemiological, community, clinical, and basic investigations within the general area of cardiac electrophysiology. Applicant should be intent on pursuing a career in independent research and interested in additional training under the supervision of a sponsor or mentor prior to a career in independent research.

HRS expects Fellowship recipients to use this award to promote their long-term goals in the field. Applicants must devote at least 80 percent of their effort to research or activities directly related to the proposed research

At the time of award activation, the candidate cannot have completed three or more years cumulative of post-medical school or post-graduate school (whichever degree is applicable) research experience.

If you have any questions, please contact Isabelle Le Blanc at policy@hrsonline.org.  

Background Information

The mission of HRS is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education, and optimal health care policies and standards.  To this end, HRS has established a post-doctoral research fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology to encourage and support research training of MDs, DOs, and PhDs in either basic or clinical electrophysiology.  The HRS Research Fellowship is a very competitive award with a review process that ensures NIH-like rigor and transparency.  Award recipients over a 10-year period have co-authored at least 1200 manuscripts after completing their fellowship, and many have become program directors and leaders in the field of cardiac electrophysiology.