HFC-HFSA Joint Site-Based Research Awards

The Heart Failure Collaboratory (HFC) and HFSA come together to identify young investigators and study coordinators who have an aptitude for clinical research and performed well throughout the year. The annual awards recognize the top Research Site, Principal Investigators and Site Coordinators and are presented during the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

The Heart Failure Collaboratory (HFC) - HFSA  Joint Site-Based Research Awards recognize the top Research Site, Principal Investigators and Site Coordinators and are presented during the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Explore award nominations and past winners below.

2022 Awards Information

  • Deadline for Submission:  CLOSED

  • Notification to Award Winner:  Summer 2022

Awardee will receive: 

  • A $500 award to be presented during the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting, September 30-October 3, 2022.
Eligibility

To be eligible, nominees should have meaningful involvement in a clinical trial listed on ClinTrials.gov. Nominees’ range of accomplishments can include meritorious achievement in trial design, execution/enrollment, and/or reporting scientific content in a trial in which they were involved; as well as challenges encountered and steps taken to meet the challenge in a trial. 

Metrics to consider include number of subjects enrolled, enrollment of under-represented group/diverse populations, diverse study groups, data quality, retention, and citizenship (helping other sites participate, participating in trial activities, committee participation, patient recognition and education, dissemination of results). This year we will include overcoming challenges, which may include the impact of COVID-19.

The number of awards is not fixed, and will be determined by the quality of the applicant pool.

Nomination Process:

To submit a nomination, please provide the below information by Friday, March 18, 2022. The nominations will be reviewed by the HFC Research Network Working Group with awardees notified by Summer 2022.

2021 Award Winners

The following is a list of winners, who were announced during the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2021.

Principal Investigator Awardees

Name

Site

Trial

Mohsin Alhaddad, MD

Apex Cardiology / Research Association

EMPEROR Preserved

Lavanya Bellumkonda, MD

Yale School of Medicine

SHORE

Kunjan Bhatt, MD

Austin Heart

GUIDE-HF, RELIEVE-HF

Mathew Budoff, MD

Los Angeles Biomedical Research Inst. At Harbor UCLA Medical Center

EMPEROR Preserved

Tracy DeWald, PharmD

Duke University

TRANSFORM – HF

Michael Nassif, MD

Mid-America Heart Inst., St. Luke’s

CHIEF – HF

Bhola Rama, MD

Rama Research, LLC

EMPEROR Preserved

Harvey Serota, MD

St. Louis Heart and Vascular

EMPEROR Preserved

 

 

Site Coordinator Awardees

Name

Site

Trial

Kim Biever

Duke University

TRANSFORM – HF
REHAB-HF

Christine Fuss

Mid-America Heart Inst., St. Luke’s

CHIEF-HF

Barbara Gus, RN

Cleveland Clinic

ALL IN, REDUCE LAP HF2, PARAGLIDE, GALACTIC – HF

Inneke Johnson

Duke University

Splanchnic Nerve Blockage in Acute HF and Splanchnic Nerve Blockage in Chronic HF

Gail Snell, NP Emory University HF Clinical Research Network: EntrestoTM (LZ696) in Advanced HF
Nancy Stone Mid-America Heart Inst., St. Luke's CHIEF-HF
Lynn Wilson, RN Yale School of Medicine SHORE

 

 

Site Awardees

Site

PI/Site Coordinator

Trial

Advanced Cardiovascular, LCC

PI: William Davis, MD // SC: Sabrina Forbus, Jenny Haas

HEART – FID

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

PI: Michael Givertz, MD // SC: Mary Sheehan, RN

HF Clinical Research Network: EntrestoTM (LZ696) in Advanced HF

Case Western Reserve University

PI: Monique Robinson, MD // SC: Nadine Norton, Dan Nwosu

TRANSFORM – HF

Clinique de Cardiologie             

PI: Nathalie Roy, MD // SC: Joanne Pageau 

CY1031//METEORIC-HF

Duke University

PI: Tracy DeWald, PharmD // SC: Kim Biever

TRANSFORM-HF, CONNECT-HF

Duke University

PI: Robert Mentz, MD Intervention Leader: Amy Pastva, PhD // SC: Kim Biever

REHAB-HF

Duke University

PI: Kishan Parikh, MD // SC: Kim Biever

SPIRRIT-HFpEF

Massachusetts General Hosp. Cardiac Unit Associates PI: Gregory Lewis, MD // SC: Diane Cocca-Spofford CY 1031// METEORIC-HF
Ochsner Clinic Foundation PI: Selim Krim, MD // SC: Katasha Washington, DeAnna Ames TRANSFORM – HF
UnityPoint Health Methodist PI: Alexander Adler, MD // SC: Virginia Theodorof ANTHEM HFrEF
University of Washington Medical Center PI: Claudius Mahr, MD // SC: Laura Curtin, CCRC HF Clinical Research Network: EntrestoTM (LZ696) in Advanced HF
Wake Forest School of Medicine PI: Dalane Kitzman, MD // SC: Ben Nelson REHAB-HF
2020 Award Winners

The following is a list of winners, who were announced during the HFSA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020.

Principal Investigator Awardees

Name

Site

Trial

Nominator

Amin Yehya, MD

Sentara, Norfolk, VA

VICTORIA

Javed Butler

Andrew Sauer, MD

University of Kansas Medical Center

GALACTIC-HF

Rachel Lindstrom

Scott Feitell, DO

Rochester General Hospital

RELIEVE-HF

Bill Abraham

Rhondalyn McLean, MD, MHS

University of Pennsylvania

GENETIC-HF

Zepatier For Treatment Of Hepatitis C-Negative Patients Who Receive Heart Transplants From Hepatitis C-Positive Donors (HCV)

Kenneth Margulies

Freny Mody, MD

Site Name: V.A. Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

TRANSFORM-HF

Rob Mentz

Sandhya Murthy, MD

Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine

TRANSFORM-HF

Rob Mentz

Gerin Stevens, MD

Northwell Health - Manhasset

TRANSFORM-HF

Rob Zentz

Sara Saberi, MD

Michigan Medicine Cardiology Clinic

EXPLORER-HCM, MAVA-LTE

Jay Edelberg

 

 

Site Coordinator Awardees

Name

Site

Trial

Nominator

Alyssa Boyce-White

University of Kansas Medical Center

GALACTIC-HF

Rachel Lindstrom

Connie Watson

University of Mississippi

EMPERIAL- reduced and preserved
ANTHEM-HF
VITALITY HFpEF
PIONEER-HF
PANTHEON
VICTORIA
PARAGON-HF
SOCRATES- reduced and preserved
INTERVENE-HF
Dilated CMP Precision Medicine Study
COUNTER HF

Javed Butler

Patricia Noll

Rochester General Hospital

RELIEVE-HF

Bill Abraham

Mary Sheehan

Brigham and Women's Hospital

EXPLORER-HCM, MAVA-LTE, MAVERICK, MYK-491-006

Jay Edelberg

 

 

Site Awardees

Site

PI/Site Coordinator

Trial

Nominator

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

John Herre, MD/

Brittany McMichael

TRANSFORM-HF

Rob Mentz

V.A. Medical Center/University of Maryland

Stephen Gottlieb, MD/

Mary Bowers-Lash

TRANSFORM-HF

Rob Mentz

Henry Ford Health System

Gillian Grafton, MD/

Kelsey Neaton

TRANSFORM-HF

Rob Mentz

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)                  

Johannes Steiner, MD/

John Halvorson 

CY 1031 // METEORIC-HF - NCT03759392

Fady Malik

Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research of the Encore Research Group

Micheal Koren, MD/

Richard W Smith, RN

MYK491-003

Jay Edelberg

Glacier View Research Institute, Cardiology

Eve Gillespie, MD, PHD/

Lucia Kufa

Brandy Anderson

Chelsey Stocker

METEORIC-HF

Fady Malik

University of Pennsylvania

Tiffany Sharkoski, MPH, MBE, CCRC (Program Mgr.)

eMAP

eCool-AF

Kenneth Margulies

2019 Award Winners

The following is a list of winners, who were announced during the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting 2019.

Site Awardees

Principal Investigator Awardees

Site Awardees

Stephen Heitner, MD

Palak Shah, MD

Amanda Radle, MS

Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD

Mitchell Psotka, MD, PhD

Lydia McGowan, MS, CCRP

Palak Shah, MD

Venkatesh Nadar, MD

 

Amanda Radle, MS

Anjali Owens, MD

 

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the HFC-HFSA  Joint Site-Based Research Awards, please contact Debbie Zeldow at dzeldow@hfsa.org.