Strategically Focused Research Networks

SFRN Announcements

Disparities in Cardio-Oncology SFRN RFA is now available!

Click here for the RFA.

Deadline to submit a required Letter of Intent (LOI) is Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
Submissions are being accepted through ProposalCentral.

Q&A Live Webinar
Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021
Noon CT / 1 pm ET



The AHA is currently funding eight Strategically Focused Research Networks (SFRN) with focuses on Heart Failure, Obesity, Children, Vascular Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias & Sudden Cardiac Death, Cardiometabolic Health & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Health Technologies & Innovation. To date, four Networks (Prevention, Hypertension, Disparities, and Go Red For Women) have completed.

  • Prevention SFRN (completed): Northwestern University (Ill.), Vanderbilt University (Tenn.), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (N.Y.), and the University of Texas, Southwestern (Texas) Prevention SFRN Executive Summary (PDF)
  • Hypertension SFRN (completed): The University of Iowa (Iowa), the Medical College of Wisconsin (Wis.), Cincinnati Children's Hospital (Ohio), and the University of Alabama, Birmingham (Ala.)  Hypertension SFRN Executive Summary (PDF)
  • Disparities SFRN (completed): Medical University of South Carolina (S.C.), Morehouse School of Medicine (Ga.), Northwestern University (Ill.), and the University of Colorado Denver (Colo.)
  • Go Red for Women SFRN (completed): 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.)
  • Heart Failure SFRN (completed): Duke University Medical Center (N.C.), Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass.), University of Utah (Utah), University of Colorado Denver (Colo.)
  • Obesity SFRN: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Md.), New York University Medical Center (N.Y.), University of Alabama, Birmingham (Ala.), and the Vanderbilt University (Tenn.)
  • Children’s SFRN: Children's National Health System (D.C.), Duke University Medical Center (N.C.), Northwestern University (Ill.) and University of Utah (Utah)
  • Vascular Disease SFRN: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Mass.), Northwestern University (Ill.), University of Kentucky (Ky.), and Vanderbilt University (Tenn.)
  • Atrial Fibrillation SFRN: Boston University (Mass.), Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), Northwestern University (Ill.), Stanford University (Calif.), University of Utah (Utah), and Vanderbilt University (Tenn.)
  • Arrhythmias & Sudden Cardiac Death SFRN: Michigan University (Mich.), Northwestern University (Ill.), Vanderbilt University (Tenn.) and University of Washington (Wash.)
  • Cardiometabolic Health & Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus SFRN: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Mass.), University of Iowa (Iowa), New York University (N.Y.) and Johns Hopkins University (Md.)
  • Health Technologies & Innovation SFRN: Boston University (Mass.), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Ohio), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Md.), Stanford University (Calif.) and University of Michigan (Mich.)

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 interested in future SFRN postdoctoral fellowships with a Network, please submit a CV to and it will be shared with the Training Directors once these Networks are awarded.