Each year, the Mend a Heart Foundation selects one or more projects that support our mission of extending and enriching the lives of children born with congenital heart defects. For grant consideration in 2013-3014, please submit a grant application no later than November 1, 2013. The Mend a Heart Foundation will acknowledge receipt of proposals and will notify applicants of grant proposal status. Read this letter to researchers and download a grant application.

Medical University of South Carolina

Shahryar Chowdhury, MD, Primary Investigator

Charleston, SC
Research Project: Validation of Non-Invasive Measures of Contractility in the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Population
Amount funded: $15,000
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Camp Odayin

Sara Meslow, Executive Director

Stillwater, MN
Funding granted: $16,000
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Children's Hospital of Boston Harvard Medical School

Jane Newburger, MD, Primary Investigator

Boston, MA
Research Project: International Study of Neurodevelopmental Outcomes Following Cardiac Surgery in Neonates and Infants
Amount funded in Year 1 of study: $17,500
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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

David Hehir, MD, Primary Investigator

Herma Heart Center Milwaukee, WI
Research project: Correlation of Cerebral Near-Infrared Spectroscopy with Serum Biomarkers of Brain Injury in Infants after Cardiac Surgery
Amount funded in Year 2 of study: $9,714
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Camp Odayin

Sara Meslow, Executive Director

Stillwater, MN
Funding granted: $7,500
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University of Utah

Shaji Menon, MD, Primary Investigator

Division of Pediatrics
Salt Lake City, UT
Research project: Effect of Sildenafil on Exercise Capacity in Pediatric Fontan Patients
Amount funded: $24,106
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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

David Hehir, MD, Primary Investigator

Herma Heart Center
Milwaukee, WI
Research project: Correlation of Cerebral Near-Infrared Spectroscopy with Serum
Biomarkers of Brain Injury in Infants after Cardiac Surgery
Amount funded in Year 1 of study: $20,000
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Camp Odayin

Sara Meslow, Executive Director

Stillwater, MN
Funding granted: $5,000
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for more information about this project.

Camp Odayin

Sara Meslow, Executive Director

Stillwater, MN
Funding granted: $15,000
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for more information about this project.


Dr. Charles E. Murry

University of Washington

Induction of Cardiac Differentiation from IPS Cells
Funding granted: $37,500

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Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Dr. Nancy Ghanayem

Herma Heart Center
Milwaukee, WI
Research project: Long-term neurological outcomes of children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome
Funding granted: $20,000


The Mend a Heart Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The organization has no paid employees.
It is run strictly by volunteers. One hundred percent of proceeds are directed toward initiatives that support our mission.

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The Mend a Heart Foundation's mission is to fund promising research and initiatives that extend and enrich the lives of children born with congenital heart defects.