The University of Rochester Medical Center opened the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) in 2007. More than 80 scientists, students and technicians, that were housed across the Medical Center's campus, was brought together under one roof.
The 11 cardiovascular research laboratories in the institute currently conduct more than 40 research projects with the goal of furthering the understanding of heart disease. Projects range from the design of novel diagnostic approaches to research into how atherosclerotic plaque builds up in arteries to efforts to identify genes that control heart failure. Along with cardiovascular scientists, the newly renovated facility will house 13 researchers from Functional Genomics, a core facility that services researchers throughout the University and Medical Center, providing analysis of genetic material using state-of-the-art techniques.
A major component of our efforts also centers on the training of students, residents, and cardiology clinical and research fellows. By utilizing a full time academic faculty with significant research interests and abilities and the clinical and research resources of the University and the Hospital, we are able to provide training programs that produce well rounded clinical and research cardiologists. Our graduates are routinely sought out for top positions in both clinical and research institutions in the region and around the nation.
Read the CVRI Annual Report