ABOUT US

ABOUT THE AHA INSTITUTE FOR PRECISION CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE

Precision medicine considers an individual's genetics, environment and lifestyle in tailoring treatments and looks for patterns across diverse datasets to identify disease triggers or to explain lack of disease. The AHA Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine (Institute) was established in 2013 to advance the science of precision cardiovascular and brain health through its investments in technology and research grants. As of mid-2018 the Institute has awarded 72 grants totaling $18.6M.

The Institute launched its Precision Medicine Platform (PMP) in 2016, in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS), its provider of cloud computing services. In conjunction with the scientific community, the Institute has invested in data access solutions and a harmonization framework to drive additional value to researchers during the discovery process. The Institute carefully cultivates the datasets that we bring to the PMP to ensure high quality and relevance to scientists.

In 2017, the Institute launched its patient participant network, My Research Legacy ™(MRL), which is a lifetime study to understand how an individual's health and daily lifestyle choices at home and at work impact heart and brain disease and wellness. Data from the My Research Legacy study will be housed in the PMP once the Institute makes it available to qualified researchers in 2019.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

The American Heart Association (AHA) is devoted to saving people from heart diseases and stroke - two of the 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 one of the world's oldest and largest voluntary organizations dedicated to fighting heart diseases and stroke.

To learn more or to get involved, visit http://www.heart.org/ or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT AWS

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