Upcoming SFRN Sessions:
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
Postdoctoral graduates interested in a fellowship opportunity with one of AHA’s Strategically Focused Research Networks should submit an application to the center(s) of interest. If you are also interested in future SFRN postdoctoral fellowships with the Obesity and Children’s Network, please submit a most recent CV to SFRN@heart.org and it will be shared with the future Training Directors once the Centers for these newest Networks are awarded.
The AHA is currently funding six research Networks - ASA/AHA/Bugher Centers for Excellence in Stroke Research and then five Strategically Focused Research Networks with focuses on Prevention, Hypertension, Disparities, Go Red For Women and Heart Failure.
- The University of California, Los Angeles (Calif.), The University of Colorado, Denver (Colo.), and the University of Miami (Fla.) form the ASA/AHA/Bugher Centers for Excellence in Stroke Research.
- Northwestern University (Ill.), Vanderbilt University (Tenn.), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (N.Y.), and the University of Texas, Southwestern (Texas), form the Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network.
- The University of Iowa (Iowa), the Medical College of Wisconsin (Wis.), Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Ohio), and the University of Alabama, Birmingham (Ala.) form the Strategically Focused Hypertension Research Network.
- Medical University of South Carolina (S.C.), Morehouse School of Medicine (Ga.), Northwestern University (Ill.), and the University of Colorado Denver (Colo.) form the Strategically Focused Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease Research Network.
- Columbia University Medical Center (N.Y.), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Md.), Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation (Pa.), New York University Medical Center (N.Y.), and the University of California, San Diego (Calif.) from the Strategically Focused Go Red For Women Research Network.
- Duke University Medical Center (N.C.), Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass.), University of Utah (Utah), University of Colorado Denver (Colo.) from the Strategically Focused Heart Failure Research Network.
Throughout 2011-2012, the AHA conducted an extensive discussion amongst all AHA stakeholders to determine key attributes and guiding principles as the AHA strengthens and enhances its commitment to CV and neurosciences research and drives toward its Mission. As a result of this Summit, the AHA started funding the Strategically Focused Research Networks with the intent to explore all aspects of basic, clinical, and population science and a charge to accelerate progress towards the AHA's mission and 2020 goals.