SOURCE: Society of Chest Pain Centers

Society of Chest Pain Centers

August 25, 2009 09:05 ET

Society of Chest Pain Centers Introduces Research Grants

In Support of Research Likely to Result in a Substantive Contribution to Acute Cardiovascular Medicine

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - The Society of Chest Pain Centers (www.SCPCP.org), an international non-profit organization focused on improving care for cardiac patients, announces a new grant program in an effort to support research that is likely to result in a substantive contribution to acute cardiovascular medicine.

"The Society has created the grant program to encourage clinical research involving acute coronary syndromes, acute congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and observational medicine. It's a part of our commitment to end heart disease as the number one killer," explained Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA, Executive Director, SCPC.

The SCPC Research Grants will be selected on a competitive basis to provide funding for a research project in this field of interest. A wide variety of research projects are acceptable for submission, including clinical investigation, laboratory science, epidemiological surveys, development of new techniques or novel application of existing techniques, improvements in equipment design or use, and disease prevention.

The review criteria for the SCPC Research Grants include: innovativeness of the research question, scientific merit of design and methodology, and the potential contribution of the finished work to the field of acute cardiovascular medicine.

Proposals for the SCPC Research Grant will be accepted until February 1, 2010 online at http://www.scpcp.org/grant.

About the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

The Society of Chest Pain Centers (www.SCPCP.org) is an international non-profit organization providing hospital accreditation, CMEs, and educational forums promoting 'guidelines' and protocol-based medicine. Services address the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndromes, acute heart failure, and promote the adoption of process improvement science by healthcare providers.

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