The Gill Award

The Gill Heart Institute Translational Award for Early Stage Career Investigators

2017 Award recipient is Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

Dr. Kiran Musunuru is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Musunuru has emerged as a national leader in the area of cardiovascular genetics, functional genomics and stem cell biology. His track record as a scientist is exemplary, with publications in pretigious scientific journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation Research. Dr. Musunuru has led the charge to identify and dissect new genes involved in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction and is regarded as the authority on genome editing in cardiology. Dr. Musunuru is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Obama and the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association. Dr. Musunuru will present his research findings and scholarly work as a featured speaker at the 20th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on November 3rd 2017.

The Gill Heart Institute Reasearch Award

This prestigious award recognizes an early-stage career  investigator within five years of first faculty appointment   whose innovative work and creativity has impacted cardiovascular research and/or advancements in clinical care.

The recipient will receive a plaque and $10,000 honorarium. The award will be presented at a ceremony during the Annual Cardiovascular Research Day of the Gill Heart Institute at the University of Kentucky. 

Application Process

To nominate a candidate (or self-nominate) for the Gill Award please complete the online application form

The nominating proposal should also contain:

  • The candidates Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement (maximum length 2 pages, single spaced) indicating why the nominee should receive the award.

These two documents should be uploaded as individual PDF files. To be considered, the application must be submitted online by the deadline date.

 Previous Award Recipients