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.

2021 Awards Information

  • Deadline for Submission:  May 1, 2021

  • Notification to Award Winner:  August 1, 2021

Awardee will receive: 

  • Participation in an award presentation during the HFSA Annual Scientific Meeting
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. 

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

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, particularly with COVID.

Nomination Process:

To submit a nomination, please provide the below information by Saturday, May 1, 2021. The nominations will be reviewed by the HFC Research Network Working Group with awardees notified by Sunday, August 1, 2021. 

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

Questions?

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