Data scientists are key to unlocking the next breakthrough in cardiovascular and stroke health with new grant opportunities

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Democratizing Data grants available to scientists around the world

January 31, 2018 Categories: Program News

DALLAS, January 31, 2018 – The American Heart Association Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine–dedicated exclusively to advancing precision medicine in cardiovascular care – today announced the second round of new grant opportunities for the scientific community in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS).  

 The two-year competitive grants collectively total $2.2 million, and are focused on advancing break throughs in cardiovascular and stroke science by opening up data and using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies.

 Similar to the first round of grants, awardees will receive AWS computational cloud credits to leverage the power of cloud computing, open data, and new artificial intelligence and machine learning tools available through the American Heart Association Precision Medicine Platform™.

 The Precision Medicine Platform, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), is quickly becoming a central hub to the cardiovascular and stroke community providing access to vast and diverse datasets, and cloud-based workspaces that enable state-of-the-art high performance computing, analytics and collaboration.

 According to Dr. Jennifer Hall, Chief, Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, “It is our hope that the grants generate excitement and ignite breakthroughs in cardiovascular and stroke science through opening up diverse data and using emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. Training the next generation of scientists to apply these innovations to their research will be critical to changing the way we think about solving problems in the next 100 years.”

Applications are due on March 29th and must be submitted using the AHA’s online submission portal, Grants@Heart.

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About The American Heart Association’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine

The American Heart Association's Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine aims to advance the science and practice of personalized medicine to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals and populations. The Institute is working to create products and services that integrate research with more precise approaches to reverse and prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke. To further advance our mission and Institute's goals, we offer funding opportunities to scientists of all fields. To learn more or to get involved, visit http://institute.heart.org.

Media Contact: Jennifer Pratt, American Heart Association, Jennifer.Pratt@heart.org; 214.706.2229