Research in the SouthWest Affiliate

$47.79 million dollars in research is currently funded in the six state area (Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming) of the SouthWest Affiliate (SWA).

The American Heart Association (AHA), has launched new research initiatives. Find out more here.

The AHA currently funds 229 researchers in 43 institutions in 23 cities across the SWA.


More than $597 million in research has been funded in the SWA by the AHA since 1951.


Nearly 2300 Americans wordingdie of cardiovascular diseases each day — nearly one person every 40 seconds.  Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and accidents combined.  On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. 

Research is a major weapon in our fight against these diseases.

Since 1949, the American Heart Association has spent more than $3.8 billion on research to increase our knowledge about cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  We've funded 13 Nobel prize winners during their careers, helped link dietary fat with cholesterol, funded the creation of the first pacemaker, supported early research for the arterial stent, and many other milestones. We're second only to the federal government in funding cardiovascular and stroke research; however, each year we need more resources to attract and encourage promising scientists to careers in cardiovascular and stroke programs, fund high-quality research projects and originate new programs to meet the needs of the research community.

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For more information on research in the SouthWest Affiliate, download these:

- Active Research Awards (8/2017)
- 2017 Awards (8/2017)

For more information on AHA research, download these documents:

- How Research Helps Everyone
- Research Program Offerings
- Pediatric Research
- Research Facts
- Top Research Advances 
 

 
Arkansas button

  • $667,900 in total funding
  • Four projects in one institution
  • Since 1951, the AHA has funded over $25 million in research in AR
Oklahoma button

  • $1,176,027 in total funding
  • Eight projects in three institutions
  • Since 1951, the AHA has funded more than $41 million in research in OK 
State Button - Colorado

  • $14,724,413 in total funding
  • 46 projects in eight institutions
  • Since 1951, the AHA has funded more than $79 million in research in CO
Texas button

  • $30,407,343 in total funding
  • 166 projects in 28 institutions
  • Since 1951, the AHA has funded more than $438 million in research in TX 
 
New Mexico button
  • $523,460 in total funding
  • Three projects in two institutions
  • Since 1951, the AHA has funded more than $12 million in research in NM
State Button - Wyoming

  • $294,000 in total funding
  • Two projects in one institution
  • Since 1951, the AHA has funded more than $1.7 million in research in WY