CHD Research Funded in Illinois

Welke, Karl MD, MS
Developing a National Model for Regionalization of Care for Children Undergoing Congenital Cardiac Surgery in the United States”
Children’s Hospital of Illinois ( Peoria)
Amount Awarded: 2014 – $100,000
Amount Awarded – 2015   $30,991


Conrad Epting
“Transcriptional Profiling of Pediatric Cardiac Stem Cells”
Northwestern University
Amount Awarded: 2012 – $100,000
Amount Awarded: 2013 – $100,000
(Funded by Lauren Elise Memorial Foundation)

Bradley Marino, MD
“Do Serum and Stool Biochemical and Hematopoietic Biomarkers Predict Low Cardiac Index in Patients with Fontan Physiology?”
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital (Funding for 2014)
Amount Awarded: 2011 – $100,000
Funded by 2011 Northwestern Dance Marathon
Amount Awarded: 2014 – $100,000

Sunjay Kaushal, MD
“Engineering a Heart Valve with Patient Specific Cells”
Children’s Memorial Hospital
Amount Awarded: 2011 – $100,000
Amount Awarded: 2013 – $100,000

Constantine Mavroudis, MD and Barbara Deal, MD
“Fontan Conversion/Arrhythmia Surgery Long-term Database”
Cleveland Clinic Foundation/ Chicago Children’s Memorial
Amount Awarded: 2010 – $50,000
Amount Awarded: 2011 – $50,000 –Funded by 2011 Northwestern Dance Marathon

Sunjay Kaushal, M.D., PhD
Cell Based Therapy for Congenital Cardiomyopathy Using Endogenous Cardiac Stem Cells
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Amount Awarded: 2008 – $100,000
Amount Awarded: 2009 – $100,000

Madhu Gupta, Ph.D
“Regulation of Myosin Gene Expression in Hypertrophy and in Heart Development”
The Heart Institute for Children, Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL
Amount Awarded: 2000 – $24,666
Amount Awarded: 1998 – $32,666

Daniel Rappolee, Ph.D
“The Role of FGF in the Development of the First Contractile Heart Muscle”
Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Amount Awarded: 2000 – $10,000
Amount Awarded: 1999 – $40,000

Constantine Mavroudis, M.D.
A New Operation for Congenitally Corrected Transportation, Ventricular Septal Defect and Pulmonary Stenosis”
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Amount Awarded: 1997 – $26,300

Susan Crawford, M.D.
“Regulation of Angiogenic Inhibitors in Cardiac Remodeling and Hypertrophy
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Amount Awarded: 1999 – $85,109

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