Cardiovascular Institute Seed Grant Awards

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) sponsors Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) seed grants for projects in all areas of cardiovascular research, with a focus in maternal child health.

The goal of the program is to ignite innovative research projects that contributes to basic or clinical understanding of cardiovascular diseases. The program encourages projects that initiate new areas of pediatric and obstetric related research, development of new methods or technology for heart and vascular biology, and research projects on sudden cardiac death.

2018 Awards

Christopher Gardner, PhD
Rehnborg Farquhar Professor, School of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center

Co-Investigators 
Michael Snyder, PhD
Professor of Genetics

Francois Haddad, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine - Cardiology

Project Title
Addressing the obesity and Diabetes epidemic through understanding personalized energy expenditure

Doff McElhinney, MD
Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Pediatrics Cardiac Surgery) and of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Project Title
Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Quality of Life Outcomes in Children and Adults with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries

James Priest, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Co-Investigator
Mads Melbye, MD, DMSc 
Visiting Professor of Medicine and Population Sciences

Project Title
A Sensitized Genetic Association Study for Congenital Heart Disease

Past Recipients

For more information about past recipients, visit the Cardiovascular Institute Seed Grant Awards