TSF/Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award*

TSF, through the generosity and philanthropy of the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Campaign, is offering support of up to $37,500 for qualified surgeons who will conduct charity work in underserved regions/populations. This award is designed to provide support for:

  • Programs that educate, screen and/or treat underserved populations to reduce the global burden of heart valve disease and;
  • Other programs that advance health care and address underserved populations. This can include education and awareness campaigns, research, and/or direct care for underserved populations.

Projects that address the following will be sought:

  1. Proposed screening strategies and translation to surgical interventions in underserved regions/populations.
  2. Focus on heart valve disease recognition and treatment in underserved regions/populations.
  3. Specific statistics on the quantity of patients who will be screened.
  4. Specific statistics on the nature and quantity of heart valve issues that will be detected.

Evaluation: Grant applications will be reviewed/initially evaluated by the Charitable Outreach Initiatives Committee, and awardees ultimately will be selected by the TSF Board of Directors. Award notifications will be distributed February 15, 2018, and charity work is expected to be completed by December 1, 2018. All TSF/Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award recipients will be required to submit a summary essay within 30 days of project completion or by December 15, 2018 documenting achievements with respect to the four measures listed above.

Eligibility: Applicants must be ABTS (or equivalent) certified cardiothoracic surgeons.

Application and Supporting Documents:

  • Applicant must complete an online grant application by October 15, 2017;
  • Application must be accompanied by two (2) letters of recommendation (Chair of the Department (or equivalent) at institution in which applicant currently practices, and the Facility Sponsor at institution in underserved region where charity work will occur.)
  • Application must be accompanied by applicant’s current Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Application must be accompanied by applicant’s Chair’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) (or equivalent).

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

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*Pending funding from Edwards/Lifesciences Foundation