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Scientific Advisory Committee

High-Quality Research

Enduring Hearts occupies a unique position to make an impact with our funded projects, focused on clinically relevant research. Through the thoughtful work by our Scientific Advisory Committee, Enduring Hearts provides an excellent opportunity for young, as well as established researchers, to explore promising new ideas.

          • George T. Nicholson, M.D.
            Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital
            Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Thomas P. Graham Jr. Division of Cardiology
            Vanderbilt University
            Nashville, Tennessee
            USA
          • Shriprasad Deshpande, M.D.
            Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
            Pediatric Cardiologist – Sibley Heart Center
            Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – Emory University
            Atlanta, Georgia
            USA
          • Janet N. Scheel, M.D.
            Children’s National Medical Center
            Medical Director Pediatric Heart Transplant Program
            Washington, D.C.
            USA
          • Kurt R. Schumacher, M.D.
            Pediatric Cardiologist – C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
            Assistant Professor of Pediatrics – University of Michigan
            Ann Arbor, Michigan
            USA

Enduring Hearts’ Scientific Advisory Committee makes grant selections based on areas of scientific interest (listed below in order of priority).

    1. Technology Application – Development of new technologies or applications that would improve the care of transplant patients, and thereby impact outcomes.
    2. Transplant Immunology – Research and development of novel immunotherapies, identification of novel targets, improving the side-effect profiles of these agents, as well as better monitoring and measurement of immunosuppression.
    3. Organ Matching – Strategies and innovations that would allow better organ matching and allocation.
    4. Nutrition and Exercise Physiology – Strategies and Studies aimed at development of new nutrition and exercise guidelines that improve the long-term outcomes of solid organ transplant recipients.
    5. Medication Compliance – Strategies to improve medication compliance, especially in adolescent patients and young adults.
    6. Education – Improving patient and family education, related to transplantation.

Enduring Hearts is a nonprofit, aligned with the American Heart Association. We are confident that our granting efforts will achieve our mission for stronger hearts, and longer lives.

Learn more about the research already funded by Enduring Hearts.

Enduring Hearts Inc. is a Registered 501(c)(3) Charity EIN 46-2665745
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