Heart & Stroke Research in the Midwest


Lifesaving research breakthrough is WHY

It all starts with donors.
And simply put…
Without donors, we can’t fund research.
Without research, we can’t advance treatment and education.
Without advancing treatment and education, millions of Americans will lose the fight against our nation’s  No. 1 and  No. 5 killers.
It really IS that simple.

Find out what new and continuing research grants have been awarded in your Midwest state.

Learn more about some of the amazing research breakthroughs funded by the American Heart Association.

Midwest Research Highlight

Chicago's Northwestern University received $3.88 million grant from AHA to join the Strategically Focused Research Network on Prevention.
Northwestern University is one of four major institutions banding together and leveraging the strength of basic, clinical and population research to prevent heart disease and stroke. The Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Centers — funded by a $15 million grant from the American Heart Association — will collaborate on research in such areas as obesity, high blood pressure and heart failure. 
Northwestern University was awarded $3.88 million to take a closer look at why heart-health measures decline from childhood to middle age and see if the latest techniques can help maintain ideal heart health and reverse declines. The goal is to learn how to implement behavior change programs on a large scale to benefit as many people as possible.
"We could not be more excited to be a part of AHA's Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network, which represents a new and highly innovative mechanism for funding team science and accelerating translation of research discoveries to improve health. We are excited about leveraging this partnership to bridge critical gaps in our knowledge about the life course of cardiovascular health, and to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans," said the center's steering committee chair, Donald Lloyd-Jones, M.D., ScM, Northwestern's senior associate dean for clinical and translational research and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine.

Conversation with a Midwest Researcher

Dr. Lee Eckhardt, Wisconsin research awardee

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Nobel Prize Winners
Thirteen scientists funded by the American Heart Association have won Nobel Prizes, including nine for research we wholly or partially supported.

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