Since launching our emerging research program in 2019, ACHA has invested $300,000 to fund 10 investigations at ACHD centers across the country. We are excited to build upon our commitment to unlocking new discoveries for our patient population, and are thrilled to announce today that grant applications for ACHA’s 2022 Research Awards are now available!
As we announced in 2018, research is a part of our strategic plan with this overall goal: Fund research to improve the lives of CHD patients and future generations in partnership with medical professionals. We remain committed to funding adult CHD research and are dedicated to providing research funds in 2022 and beyond so that we can continue to support the critical research for all adult CHD patients and their family members.
In addition to accepting applications for early investigation and pilot studies for all ACHD disciplines, we are proud to announce the launch of a new grant opportunity in 2022: The Meil Family Foundation Research Award for Neurocognitive Studies. An application for this new award is available here.
Applications are due March 31, 2022, and projects will start July 1, 2022. Applicants can be any type of faculty involved in ACHD: Doctor, Fellow, NP, PA, Nurse, etc.
In this message, we are also sharing our research priorities and why we feel research is so important.
ACHA's Research Priorities:
- Advancing the science of congenital heart disease in adults.
- Cultivating a new generation of ACHD providers.
- Collaborating with patients for better health outcomes.
Why Research Is So Important:
- We are advancing ACHA’s mission to empower the congenital heart disease community by advancing access to resources and specialized care that improve patient-centered outcomes.
- We embrace best practices with a peer-review model that drives our research forward.
- We are funding research grants and projects that are important to our ACHD community.
- We are also funding smaller seed grants to continue to support additional larger grants in the future.
- We are increasing research funding to ensure additional projects for years to come.
- We are providing information about research programs ACHA is funding to all key stakeholders.
We are so excited to continue to move forward with this critical initiative. Thank you to all who have contributed. We are also looking forward to investing in this Research Fund for years to come, and we are only able to do this because of the support of our generous donors and our Research Fund pioneers including The Meil Family Foundation, Dale Amorosia Heart Fund, Project Heart, Brad’s Heart of a Jayhawk Research Fund, and Richard and Susan Rabil.