Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the world. The iHeart Research award is meant to support Stanford medical students excited about research solutions that impact how we treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

This award is currently accepting submissions.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017

Award Perks

Up to a $15,000 stipend

Choose a mentor from a list of 126 faculty at Stanford

Travel award to present research at a national conference

Invitation to annual iHeart research award dinner

Materials to Submit

A two-page proposal (figures and references are supplementary) using this template

One letter of recommendation from research mentor 

Upload application here


At least one quarter of MedScholars Research or previous research experience at Stanford (during medical school)

Applicants will be evaluated based on research accomplishments during MedScholars program and the future work proposed in this application along with letter of recommendation

2016 Recipients

Aditya J. Ullal
MD candidate, 2nd year

"Development of a Risk Score for Hospital Readmissions in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation"

Mentor: Mintu Turakhia, MD

Andrew Lee
MD candidate, 3rd year

"Efficacy of Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Improving Clinical and Immune Markers of Cardiovascular Health"

Mentor: Patricia K. Nguyen, MD

Francisco Xavier Galdos
MD/PhD candidate

"Investigation into Left Ventricular Cardiomyocyte Development in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome"

Mentor: Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

Raheel Ata
MD candidate, 2nd year

"VascTrac – An Apple iPhone ResearchKit Study for Peripheral Artery Disease"

Mentors: Ronald Dalman, MD; Oliver Aalami, MD

2015 Recipients

Charlotte Rajasingh
MD candidate

"Development of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adult Patients Exposed to Methylphenidate"

Labs: Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD and Roham Zamanian, MD

Christopher Jensen
MD candidate

"Virtual Evaluation of Surgical Revascularization Techniques in Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgeries"

Labs: Y. Joseph Woo, MD; Alison Marsden, PhD