Heart-to-Heart Training Club

First launched in December 2010, the “Heart-to-Heart” training club was designed as a mechanism to enhance knowledge, communication, and collaboration amongst the cardiovascular labs on campus through a formal presentation followed by informal discussion and networking. The club also serves to improve oral communication and presentation skills, and stimulate cohesion within the training program between the pre-doctoral and cardiology fellow tracks. The training club is held on the second Tuesday of each month over the lunch hour PDT. Typically, a trainee from a campus lab presents stumbling blocks of their project and receives suggestions on how they might progress through these obstacles, a faculty member presents a new project idea to get feedback from the trainees and faculty in the other cardiovascular labs, or we invite a special guest speaker from either industry or a cardiovascular lab from another university to present.

The training club meets during the lunch hour (12:00pm -1:00pm) on the second Tuesday of the month. CIRC provides a heart-healthy lunch. Participation in the training club is limited to CIRC core and affiliate faculty members and their students.

For information on becoming a member, please review the CIRC Affiliate Member Guidelines and complete the CIRC Affiliate Member Application.

Recently, mission of the training club has expanded to include a variety of topics from outside sources to further enrich the trainees’ education and to give them the opportunity to be exposed the wide variety of career options. Topics such as Unmet Needs in Clinical CardiologyUnderstanding Intellectual Property Law, and Effectively Communicating With Your Target Audience: The Savvy Scientist, have all been presented by speakers outside of the CIRC.