Conquering CHD exists to conquer the most common birth defect. As an organization made up entirely of CHD patients, families, and medical experts, we build knowledge, create visibility, and empower all impacted by congenital heart disease.
One way that Conquering CHD achieves our mission is to champion patient engaged research. We do this through advocacy, consultation, collaboration, and direct funding.
Our goal is to center the voices of patients and families in new and innovative research that will strengthen our ability to effectively diagnose, treat, and ultimately conquer CHD.
Driven by Patients and Families
Created by patients and family members, this research intiative provides a unique impact in the field by teaching young investigators how to engage patients at all stages of the research process.
We are driving the next generation of research.
Working with leaders in the field of CHD research, we have developed a program that includes education and mentorship for both researchers and patients and family members.
Two $10,000 Grants to be awarded
Applications must: Describe how patients and/or families will be (or have been) involved in aspects of the research process including development of the research question, study design, selection of measures, recruitment processes, interpretation of results, and information dissemination.Include lay summary to be disseminated to the patient and family community.Include early career or junior investigators demonstrating commitment to further patient engaged research as principal investigator (PI) or co-PI.