Weizhen Li– “Thanks to the funding from W. Scott Amey Career Services office, I have joined American Heart Association (AHA) in January 2019. It supports me on my professional development on many levels and it gives me great opportunities to know better about my field.
First, get affiliate with AHA Council of Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) get me updated with newest findings and technologies in my field. I regularly browse through the articles suggestion email and looking into them when they are related to my study or interested me. With my AHA membership, I was promoted to read more articles.
Second, Early Career Council Awards provided by AHA gives me opportunity to apply funding for my research. AHA haven’t released its PhD fellowship in Spring 2019, but I am looking forward to applying for 2020 AHA predoctoral fellowship which due on August 14 th , 2019.
As an AHA member, I also received AHA guidelines on cardiac diseases prevention. Just like CDC in some way, AHA uses scientific findings to guide public health and individual health. I get benefit by reading these new findings not only to expand my horizon, but it also makes me thinks about how my studies can one day translated in a meaningful way for a bigger impact.
Last but not the least, the online courses provided for AHA members (with no cost or lower cost) are really great self-learning sources. I am currently taking Heart Failure Best Practices On Demand Bundled Activity. It got me better understanding of heart failure through four sessions study. In the future, I would like to explore more topics that I am interested.”