Research Overview The Cardiology Division offers a wide range of research projects to our fellows. We have outstanding clinical research opportunities. We are the home to the world's most successful sudden death arrhythmia research group, the Heart Research Followup Program. This research team leads the MADIT series of trials and other leading clinical studies in devices which treat lethal arrhythmias and conduction system defects. The Cardiology Division also offers basic research within the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI). A wide range of basic science projects are available at the CVRI, including research into vascular biology, heart failure, and ion channels. The CVRI also is home to the URMC Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Med-into-Grad Graduate Program for translational biomedical research. View our Division research pages.