PHA's Research Program

"PHA's research program funds some of the best science and the brightest people in the nation."
- Dr. John Newman, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


beakers in a labPHA's Research Program has committed more than $12.5 million to support cutting-edge research focused on pulmonary hypertension. PHA has been able to leverage such substantial funding through partnerships with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), American Thoracic Society (ATS), American Heart Association (AHA), and Pfizer.

PHA's grants to promising researchers cultivate new leaders in the field by supporting their interest in PH research and providing them with opportunities to work with mentors and learn new skills. Researchers supported by PHA are looking for new methods for early detection, new treatments to prevent the onset of PH and ultimately a cure for this terrible illness.

Offering five active, independently reviewed cutting-edge research programs each year, PHA has awarded grants to more than 49 researchers since the inception of the program.

Are you a researcher? Learn more and apply today

Robyn Barst Pediatric PH Research and Mentoring Program

A unique grant opportunity designed to fund mentoring and research opportunities in pediatric PAH. The Barst Fund will fund up to three awards in 2013. The application period is currently closed for grants from the Barst Fund. Letters of Intent are generally accepted during the first quarter of the calendar year. Learn more

PHA Proof of Concept Research Grants

This program offers support for new research projects that should result in the development of data enabling the investigator to apply for a larger, hypotheses-driven research project. This program will offer two grants in 2013. The application period is currently closed for grants from the Proof of Concept Fund. Letters of Intent are generally accepted during the first quarter of the calendar year. Learn more | Read about the research projects PHA has funded

PHA/ATS Research Fellowship in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

A partnership grant program with the American Thoracic Society supporting faculty-level researchers. The application period for the PHA/ATS Research Fellowship in PAH is currently closed. Learn moreRead about the research projects PHA has funded

PHA/NHLBI Mentored Clinical Scientist Award (K08)/Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23)

A partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) that supports junior investigators. Learn more and apply todayRead about the research projects PHA has funded

PHA Fellow Career Development Awards

A grant program to prepare physicians for a career in PH medicine and research. This award will be offered in 2014. Learn more today

PHA/AHA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award

The PHA/AHA Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Award is not being offered in 2013 as PHA expands our other research programs. Read about the research projects PHA has funded

 


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PHA Researcher Spotlight

Dr. Yinzhong Zhang

In addition to his research, Dr. Zhang participates in PHA events, including PHA's 9th International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions in 2010. “I was deeply touched by the PH patients,” he says. “Their love of life drives me to work hard on my research, and I hope my results can really help them in the future.” 

Read Dr. Zhang's story

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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.