Announcing “New Leaders in Cardiovascular Science”
In keeping with our efforts to add a human/personal dimension to the content of the Journal, we are pleased to announce a new feature titled “New Leaders in Cardiovascular Science,” which will complement our ongoing series “Profiles in Cardiovascular Science.” Presented in an interview format, these articles will focus on the life, personality, and achievements of a select cadre of cardiovascular scientists who have emerged as leaders in their field—individuals who have established themselves as outstanding scientists and serve as superb role models for young investigators. Unlike scientific articles, these articles will be personal and reflective, featuring a blend of scientific, autobiographic, and introspective content. Leading scientists will talk about their personal as well as scientific lives, describing the circumstances, insights, and emotions surrounding their seminal discoveries. This new feature will allow them to reflect on the decisions, events, and personal attributes that contributed to their success.
The purpose of “New Leaders in Cardiovascular Science” is to offer a new perspective on the process of scientific discovery and career development, one that is rarely found in scientific journals. These interviews will provide the readers with an intimate look at the lives of prominent investigators: how they embarked on their scientific journeys, how they made their major discoveries, the habits and beliefs that facilitated or hindered their work, and their motivations and personal challenges. Importantly (from the editors’ point of view), we will encourage them to offer advice to our young investigators who are beginning their research careers. We hope that through these interviews the readers will appreciate how scientific breakthroughs actually happen and the personal qualities and behaviors that most contributed to these exceptional careers. This feature will be available in both print and electronic versions and will be collected online at http://circres.ahajournals.org/site/misc/newleaders.xhtml.
The opinions expressed in this editorial are not necessarily those of the editors or of the American Heart Association.
- © 2013 American Heart Association, Inc.