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 2015, please submit a grant application no later than November 14, 2014. 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 College of Wisconsin
Dr. Michael E. Mitchell, Primary Investigator
Milwaukee, WI
Research Project: Non-Invasive Indicator of Fetal Well Being for Unborn Infants with Congenital Heart Disease
Amount funded: $40,000 (Year 1)
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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Dr. Delaney and Dr. Mussatto, Primary Investigators
Milwaukee, WI
Research Project: FEED ME Study
Amount funded: $20,117
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Young Hearts For Life
Dr. Joseph Marek
Downers Grove, IL
Funding granted: $24,000 for the purchase of digital EKG machines to be used in cardiac screenings of high school children in the western suburbs of Illinois.

Camp Odayin
Sara Meslow, Executive Director
Stillwater, MN

Funding granted: $20,000

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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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ut this project.

 

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