Career Development

Larry Rudel Award

The Larry Rudel Award honors outstanding trainees working on topics closely related to lipid metabolism and lipid-related disease. Three graduate students or post docs within 5 years of their terminal degree will have the opportunity to compete for a $500 cash prize.  Presentations will be made at a dedicated session with judges selecting the top presentation.  Abstracts are due August 5 for consideration.

Click here to donate to the Larry Rudel Award Fund.

Larry Rudel Lecture.jpg

Selected Abstracts

Up to seven abstracts will be selected for podium presentations throughout the conference.  Abstracts are due August 5 for consideration.

Selected Abstracts.jpg


FLRC is known for being an exceedingly social event where trainees are given ample space to interact with leaders in the field.  

Networking 1.jpg

Career Development Lunch

Trainees will have the option to attend one of two career development sessions. 

Session I – How to Publish in High-Impact Journals:  A panel discussion with Suzanne Barbour, Alan Daugherty, Scott Gordon and Deb Muoio.


Session II – Transitional Awards from the NIH with Karin Lidman, PhD | Program Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, NHLBI, NIH

Ian Williamson, PhD | Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University School of Medicine 

Sarah Cohen, PhD | Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  

Registration is required for this free event.


Poster Presentations

All abstracts submitted by August 19 are eligible for poster display during the Poster Sessions.  

Poster Presentation.jpg