Conducting Cardiovascular Research in
Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) researchers are dedicated to understanding how the heart and blood vessels become susceptible to disease. Using state-of-the-art technologies, new treatments and diagnostic tests are being developed and analyzed for potential use in clinical cardiovascular medicine.
Cardiovascular Research Overview
The faculty of the CVRI focus on five areas of research in the cardiovascular system.
- Vascular and developmental biology
- Response to ischemic injury
- Electrophysiology and ion channels
- Molecular pharmacology and signal transduction
- Genetics of cardiovascular disease
The overall goal is to understand how the cardiovascular system develops and responds to physiological and pathological changes. Understanding these processes will provide insight into new therapeutic approaches to treat diseases such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, and atherosclerosis.
Four areas of research will be developed in the Center for Cardiovascular Research. These areas are vascular and developmental biology; ischemic injury, molecular pharmacology and signal transduction; and genetics of cardiovascular disease. The overall goal is to understand how the cardiovascular system develops and responds to physiological and pathological changes.
International MADS Box Conference
The Aab CVRI publishes a semi-annual newsletter called the "CVRI Beat." The newsletter includes a director's column and highlights such things as faculty profiles, recent publications and sponsored research grants.
Aab CVRI Grand Opening
URMC is pleased to name the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute in honor of long-time friends, Richard and Jackie Aab, whose gift of $5 million is helping to transform our community.