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Research Committee
Join the Research Committee

Chair:  Mark Puhlman & Janet Wu

Contact: research@vadcoordinator.org 


2022 Initiatives:

2022 ICCAC Research Grant Awards: Research Grant submissions will be open again from May 1 THROUGH August 15th. Blinded review will be completed by September 15th and awardees will be announced by October 1st, 2021.  We are so excited to have increased each award opportunity to $2000. This is an excellent way to jump start your research. If interested, please submit your filled out documents to Mark Puhlman at mpuhlman@gmail.com 

Research Submission Instructions

❤ Proposal Submission Application

For this submission, you will need to submit the completed "Proposal Example" application (found at this link when logged in), as well as your CV, budget proposal and proposal. Much of these things can be included in the application. Good luck. We all look forward to seeing your grant proposals this year.

2022 ICCAC Presentation/Publication Grant Awards: This is the first year that we have developed grant funding of $1500 to two ICCAC members. Here are the criteria needed to be considered for this Presentation/Publication Award

  • ICCAC member for at least one year
  • Peer-reviewed conference presentation (could be oral, could be invited presentation, could be poster presentation) that require travel expenses
  • Accepting times May to June of each year (announced in June 15th) and September to October of each year (announced October 15th)
  • Recognize that you cannot be awarded both the Presentation Grant and the Research Proposal Grant in the same calendar year

If interested, please submit your completed documents to Mark Puhlman at mpuhlman@gmail.com 

Presentation Award Instructions

Presentation Award Application

For this submission, you will need to submit the "Presenter Submission" application (found at this link when logged in) as well as your CV, budget proposal and proposal. Much of these things can be included in the application. Good luck!


June 2022 Awardee goes to: Thomas Schlöglhofer, MSc, for his work titled: Inflow Cannula Position as Risk Factor for Stroke in Patients with HeartMate 3 Left Ventricular Assist Devices

He will be presenting this topic at the Nursing/VAD Coordinator session at ASAIO, June 9th, 2022. Please join me in CONGRATULATING Thomas in his job well done!!


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).




2022 Goals
  • Through the Research Committee efforts, members will be able to streamline and standardize the care for the MCS patient across centers nationally and internationally. Goal is to perform multi-center collaboration in order to increase sample size and impact of MCS research.
  • Yearly awards up to two $2000 grant awards to the top two scored grant submissions. 
  • Yearly awards of two $1500 grant awards for two members for Publications/Presentations
  • Provide IRB funding for multi-center studies guided by the research committee members
  • Monitor ICCAC member surveys when submitted

2021 Research Grant Recipients:

Jennifer Nowaczyk, Scripps Health, San Diego: 

The Effect of the ENABLE-LVAD program on Caregiver Strain and Sleep Quality in Ventricular Assist Device Caregivers                                                          


Sylvie Baudert, UCSF, San Francisco: 

A silver lining in the VAD sky? Impact of silver dressing on LVAD associated driveline infection

Please join our team in congratulating Jennifer and Sylvie in this great honor!


Committee Chairs
Sarah Schroeder
Mark Puhlman

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