December 6, 2024 • New York, NY

Featuring The Pulse-Setter Awards

Call for Nominations!

Nominate an Outstanding Individual or Program for a 2023 Pulse-Setter Award

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation welcomes nominations for the second annual Pulse-Setter Awards, honoring those that have harnessed innovation in unique ways to make a positive impact on health care.

Deadline Extended Until May 12, 2023

Fill out my online form.

The awards are presented in December at The Annual Pulse of the City Gala® in New York among an esteemed group of visionaries and supporters who are passionate about improving treatment for patients with heart and vascular disease. Funds raised at The Annual Pulse of the City Gala® allow CRF to pursue innovative areas of research, train tomorrow’s physician leaders, and educate the medical community and public about heart health.

Read About the 2022 Pulse-Setter Awardees

Awards are presented in four categories.


For demonstrating a commitment to fostering greater equity, diversity, and inclusion through mentoring and broadening the talent pool in health care settings.


For demonstrating leadership, effecting positive change, adopting innovative methods to improve access to care, or making an exceptional impact on health care delivery and patient quality of life.


For an exceptional leader who demonstrates unwavering commitment to perform at an elevated standard of excellence.


Awarded to a program that creates innovative uses for emerging technologies.

FAQs About the Pulse-Setter Awards

Who is eligible for a Pulse-Setter Award?
The Pulse-Setter Awards are open to individuals, groups, or organizations who shine a spotlight on innovation and have made extraordinary contributions to medicine through research, education, training, or public service.

Who can submit a nomination?
Any individual, group, or institution can submit a nomination for the Pulse-Setter Awards.

What is the deadline for nominations?
The deadline for nominations for the 2023 awards is May 12, 2023.

How are recipients selected?
Recipients are selected by a small committee that includes leaders in the field of interventional cardiology.

What are the benefits of being a Pulse-Setter awardee?
Pulse-Setter awardees will be recognized on December 8, 2023 at The Annual Pulse of the City Gala® in New York among luminaries in cardiovascular medicine and other medical disciplines. The work and achievements of the awardees will be highlighted on the Gala website and CRF’s social media channels in the months leading up to the Gala.

Are awardees expected to attend The Annual Pulse of the City Gala® in person?
Awardees are expected to attend the Gala in December and to invite friends and colleagues who can celebrate their achievements and support the foundation in its efforts to defy heart disease.