Research Initiatives

American Academy of Pediatrics' Pediatric Cardiology Research Fellowship Award

The Children's Heart Foundation funds the American Academy of Pediatrics' educational ​Pediatric Cardiology Research Fellowship Award. This Award promotes the understanding of cardiovascular disease in children. The grant provides research support for an individual who has demonstrated aptitude for basic science or clinical science research during their pediatric cardiology fellowship. The award represents a tremendous opportunity for junior faculty in pediatric cardiology to gain research experience.

Award Recipients:

  • 2023-2024

    Michael Kim, DO, Pediatric Cardiology Fellow at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    “Virtual Reality Simulation to Improve Parent Discharge Education and Readiness for the Transition to Home after Congenital Heart Surgery (CHS)”

  • 2022-2023

    Kari Phillips, MD, University of Utah Health
    "Exploring Patient and Family Decision Making in Pediatric Heart Transplant"

  • 2021-2022

    Mohammad Al-mousily, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
    “The Use of a 12 Lead ECG and Artificial Intelligence with a Machine Learning Model to Identify Structural Heart Disease”

  • 2020-2021

    David Staudt, MD, PhD, Stanford University
    “Unraveling the Molecular Modifiers of Hypertrophic and Restrictive Cardiomyopathy”

  • 2019-2020

    Rohan Kumthekar, MD, Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC
    "A Novel Tool for Percutaneous Implantation of Pacing and Defibrillation Leads in Small Children and Infants"

  • 2018-2019

    Joshua Kurtz, MD, FAAP, Medical University of South Carolina
    "Detecting the Pathophysiology that Drives Fontan-Associated Liver Disease"

  • 2017-2018

    Jessica Garbern, MD, FAAP, Boston Children’s Hospital
    "Maturation of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes"

  • 2014-2015

    Andrew L. Cheng, MD, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    "Effects of Hemorheology on Flow in the Fontan Circulation"