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Strategically Focused Research Networks

Request for Applications (RFA) Now Posted

The AHA is pleased to announce the new Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death Strategically Focused Research Network (PDF).

The intent of this initiative is to support a collaboration of basic, clinical and population researchers from different disciplines whose collective efforts will lead to new approaches to study arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (SCD).

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 SFRN@heart.org and it will be shared with the Training Directors once these Networks are awarded.

American Heart Association Funded Networks
The AHA is currently funding nine research Networks – ASA/AHA/Bugher Centers for Excellence in Stroke Research and eight Strategically Focused Research Networks with focuses on Prevention, Hypertension, Disparities, Go Red For Women, Heart Failure, Obesity, Children, and Vascular Disease.
  • (Not shown) The University of California, Los Angeles (Calif.), The University of Colorado, Denver (Colo.), and the University of Miami (Fla.) from 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) from 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.) from 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.) from 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
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Md.), New York University Medical Center (N.Y.), University of Alabama, Birmingham (Ala.), and the Vanderbilt University (Tenn.) from the Strategically Focused Obesity Research Network
  • Children's National Health System (D.C.), Duke University Medical Center (N.C.), Northwestern University (Ill.) and University of Utah (Utah) from the Strategically Focused Children's Research Network
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Mass.), Northwestern University (Ill.), University of Kentucky (Ky.), and Vanderbilt University (Tenn.) from the Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network
  • Boston University (Mass.), Cleveland Clinic (Ohio), Northwestern University (Ill.), Stanford University (Calif.), University of Utah (Utah), and Vanderbilt University (Tenn.) from the Strategically Focused Atrial Fibrillation Research Network

Background

In 2011-2012, the American Heart Association (AHA) conducted extensive discussions among stakeholders to determine key attributes and guiding principles. In line with its values to make an extraordinary impact and bring science to life, the AHA created the strategically focused research networks to explore all aspects of basic, clinical, and population sciences to address key strategic issues and accelerate progress toward AHA’s mission.