Mechanisms of cardiovascular disease

Project: Research project

Project Details


This is an application for a new T32 Ruth L. Kirschstein Institutional National Research Service Award entitled Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the first institutions in the nation to establish a formal Molecular Cardiovascular Biology Program in 1987, has a long tradition of cardiovascular research training. Contemporary biomedical science permits the integration of genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, physiology, model systems research, and epidemiology to drive progress in understanding of cardiovascular disease. Through these modalities, we can begin to understand the precise molecular mechanisms that predispose to and are involved in complex processes such as congenital heart disease, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, and heart failure. Our program's overall structure includes 11 trainers representing 6 different departments, with areas of thematic focus in 1) Myocardium ? Injury and Aging, 2) Vascular Development and Disease, and 3) Metabolism ? Cardiovascular Risk. The mission of this program is to provide the next generation of investigators, including both pre- and postdoctoral trainees, with state-of-the art concepts, experiences, and skills required to initiate and sustain successful long-term independent careers in cardiovascular research. As a result of this program, dialogues among scientists working in fundamental areas of biology, basic cardiovascular scientists, and clinical cardiologists will be enhanced, leading to productive collaborations and cutting-edge research. This program brings our institution's considerable depth, rigorous scientific approach, and tradition of innovation to bear on important and highly prevalent cardiovascular problems.
Effective start/end date1/1/1912/31/21


  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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