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Emerging Authors Program for Global Cardiovascular Disease Research

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Overview

The Emerging Authors Program for Global Cardiovascular Disease Research is an opportunity for early and midcareer public health trainees and practitioners from low- and middle-income countries to receive scientific writing and publication mentorship from global cardiovascular disease experts. The program – a collaboration of the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group, Resolve to Save Lives, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Hypertension League – aims to expand the evidence base on reduction strategies for cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors while increasing opportunities for investigators from lowand middle-income countries to contribute to the scientific literature.

Participating authors will receive guidance and support from subject matter experts to strengthen their scientific writing skills and navigate the writing and publication process. Mentors may provide guidance on defining a clear study aim, describing methods, presenting study results, discussing public health implications, and publishing.

Eligibility

Early- to mid-career public health trainees or practitioners from a low- or middle-income country or low-resource setting with limited publications who wish to develop scientific writing skills.

  • Applicant must have completed a project that addresses cardiovascular disease prevention or management in a low- or middle-income country or low-resource setting.
  • The project should focus on population approaches to prevent cardiovascular disease, with an emphasis on nutrition or food policies, or behavioral or medical approaches to controlling raised blood pressure or hypertension.

Examples include:

  • Clinic- or community-based hypertension management
  • Population-level nutrition strategies
  • Social determinants of health, as related to dietary risks for cardiovascular disease, risks for developing hypertension, or factors affecting hypertension control, such as urbanization, poverty, migration, sex/gender, smoking, multimorbidity, etc. o Data collection and preliminary analysis should be complete.
  • Applicant must be able to communicate fluently in oral and written English.
  • Applicant must commit to finishing analyses and writing the manuscript within 3-6 months.
  • An ideal applicant will have a local mentor supportive of the applicant’s participation in the program. Priority will be given to:
  • Applicants from the low- and middle-income countries where their project was conducted.

Application process

Interested applicants should review the application instructions and send all application materials in one email
to [email protected] with the subject line “Emerging Authors Program Application” prior to the deadline.

Applications are due by 11:59 pm Atlanta/EST on 21 February 2021.


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