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HFSA Research Network

The HFSA Research Network (HFRN) is a network of academic institutions, health systems and community practices actively engaged in heart failure clinical research.  HFRN is comprised of HFSA members conducting clinical research at over 100 institutions across the United States. HFRN connects these members with public and private sector sponsors seeking clinical researchers to meet their heart failure research needs.

HFSA-Heart Failure Collaboratory (HFC) Partnership: 2020 Site Based Research Awards

To promote site-based research the HFC and HFSA partnered to identify young investigators and study coordinators who have an aptitude for clinical research and performed well. The following is a list of winners, who were announced during the HFSA Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting 2020. 

Award Winners

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


What are the benefits of becoming a member of HFRN?

Being a member of HFRN allows HFSA members to participate in high quality clinical trials.  As the Network engages with clinical trial Sponsors, HFRN members will be sent site feasibility surveys, giving them the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial that meets their expertise.  Once a clinical trial Sponsor contracts with a HFRN-member site, HFSA provides additional support, as needed, to assist or advise members, and to monitor the progress of the work.  There is no cost for HFSA members to belong to the Network.

To become a member of HFRN, register below.
 

What are the benefits to Sponsors working with HFRN?

The HFRN provides access to a network of heart failure experts engaged in clinical research.  The sponsor maintains direct oversight and primary communication with sites.

To submit a protocol for review, sponsors can contact Debbie Zeldow, Director, Science and Research at HFSA, at dzeldow@hfsa.org
 

How does it work?

  • A clinical trial sponsor submits a research protocol to HFSA for review
  • A fee is determined based on the work identified in the protocol
  • HFSA sends the sponsor’s feasibility survey to HFRN members
  • HFSA reviews completed surveys and recommends a list of qualified sites to the Sponsor
  • The sponsor chooses the sites with which they want to work
  • Once a sponsor selects a recommended HFRN member to participate in their trial, HFSA will monitor the progress of the work to ensure satisfaction on the part of the sponsor and the HFRN site

Contact

For more information, contact Debbie Zeldow, Director, Science and Research at HFSA, at dzeldow@hfsa.org