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Research Committee

Chair:  Thomas Schlöglhofer

Contact: research@vadcoordinator.org 


Mission/Vision

The International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) has developed a research grant opportunity to support clinical research in the field of mechanical circulatory support (MCS).

Eligibility:  This grant opportunity is designed to support MCS research conducted by VAD coordinators and other critical non-physician MCS staff. Only active ICCAC members may receive the award. Multi-center research is encouraged.

Research Topics:  Any clinical research topic related to the field of MCS will be considered. However, study aims that support use of, or development of, best practices are preferred. Research topics should be targeted toward timely issues, such as regulatory compliance, palliative care practices, devastating or common adverse events, etc. Research should be completed within 2 years.

Application Process:  An application process has been established to streamline submissions.

Distribution of the Research Grant:  The research grant award is $1500. The entire award amount will be distributed once the grant recipient has been selected.


2019 Goals
  • Develop process for evaluating and awarding proposals

In order to submit Research Proposal, you must be an ICCAC member and logged in.

join research committee

Committee Chairs
Sarah Schroeder
Thomas Schloeglhofer

If you have any questions, please contact research@vadcoordinator.org.