September 18, 2020
Dear Fellows of the Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Division,
We write in observance of National Postdoctoral Fellows’ Appreciation week, which commences September 21st, 2020. This is a week during which we recognize and commemorate the contributions of postdoctoral and clinical fellows to US Science and Medicine. The BWH Cardiovascular Division celebrates a long tradition of outstanding Clinical and Research Postdoctoral Fellows who represent the best of the best from many disciplines, institutions, and countries, who have joined our community to engage in innovative and high-impact science while building their careers in a highly collegial environment. We recognize also that the ranks of our most accomplished Faculty are drawn from former Postdoctoral Fellows in this Division. While the current pandemic has limited our ability to gather and celebrate your accomplishments and hard work in person, we would like to take this opportunity to recognize your successes by publishing your biographies and accomplishments on our website.
Would you please send us a picture of yourself, and provide a 150-200 description of the work that you are currently doing. Tell us about your education and training before coming to the CV Division at BWH, and how you came to pursue your scientific training at BWH. Tell us about your favorite aspects of working at BWH, and your proudest accomplishments that you have had here and in your career to date.
We will publish these biographies as they are submitted on the Cardiovascular Life Sciences website. In addition we will feature different trainees each month in a newsletter from the BWH Cardiovascular Life Sciences Section.
You are also strongly encouraged to participate in a variety of career-building and mentoring activities planned and hosted by the BWH Postdoctoral Association in the coming week. You may view the schedule of these activities.
As we resume in-person networking activities, we look forward to celebrating and recognizing your accomplishments in person in the near future.
Paul B. Yu, MD, PhD, FAHA
Head, Cardiovascular Life Sciences Section
Elena Aikawa, MD, PhD, FAHA
Associate Head, Cardiovascular Life Sciences Section