The Council on Clinical Cardiology, the Stroke Council, The Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (AHA Council 3 CPR), and The Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science greatly value the development of young clinical investigators. To further this effort, the councils have a limited number of seed grants for young investigators for meritorious research projects based on the data gathered from Get With The Guidelines®. A description of Get With The Guidelines and the database content follows. The Executive Database Steering Committee, the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee, and the Get With The Guidelines Science Subcommittee provide oversight for the large database. Members of these committees will be available as mentors to the applicants. Young investigators may be current residents or fellows in training or students within five years of completing residency or fellowship, or other doctoral prepared professionals who are early in their career development and have interest in cardiovascular or stroke research.
- What is Get With The Guidelines?
- What information is collected in the Get With The Guidelines database?
- Process for Developing and Submitting a Proposal
- Deadline and Award Information
Get With The Guidelines (Get With The Guidelines) is a hospital-based quality improvement program designed to close the treatment gap in cardiovascular disease and stroke. It includes modules for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure (HF) and stroke. Each program provides physicians and healthcare providers with materials, information and tools based on relevant AHA/ACC guidelines — i.e., for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, for treatment of HF, or the AHA/ASA guidelines for stroke treatment. Using standard protocols in the hospital setting will help ensure that cardiovascular disease patients are placed on appropriate medications, informed of recommended behavioral modifications, and improve the rate of intervention with cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients both in-hospital and post-discharge to reduce the incidence of CVD events. A key component of this continuous quality improvement program is to monitor progress through the Web-based Patient Management Tool (PMT).
What information is collected in the Get With The Guidelines database?
The information captured in the Get With The Guidelines database parallels the American Heart Association guidelines information.
View the Get With The Guieelines-Resuscitation data elements
Process for Developing and Submitting a Proposal
Study questions (hypotheses) need to be developed within the context of data acquired through the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program. The applicant should review the data elements collected across each of the modules (CAD, Heart Failure, Stroke and Resuscitation). To avoid developing a proposal already in progress, it will also be helpful to refer to the reference box above and to review prior published publications and the list provided of abstracts and manuscripts already in process. Please note: longitudinal data post discharge is not available.
Submitted proposals will be reviewed jointly by Get With The Guidelines committee leadership and/or the leadership of the sponsoring Council to determine funded applications.
If awarded funding, data access will be arranged through a designated Get With The Guidelines mentor and statistical analysis will be arranged through the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The monetary award will cover statistical analysis up to $6,000 in addition to $2,000 to support travel to the national conference for presentation.