Research Training

One of the major strengths of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship research program at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is the opportunity for innovative basic, translational and clinical research. Fellows initially identify a faculty mentor and explore clinical, translational and basic science laboratories during the first two clinical years; one to three additional years of dedicated and protected research time are available during the fellowship for mentored research projects.

Throughout the clinical years of training, fellows are encouraged to initiate and develop plans for research years. This critically important component of fellowship training is strongly encouraged and emphasized in regular meetings with the program director and other key faculty members. Grant writing and submission is strongly encouraged for those seeking extended research training and mentors assist in targeting appropriate grants and agencies.

Research in Cardiovascular Medicine Opportunities for Fellows

Basic Translational Science:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac myocyte biology
  • Gene regulation
  • Inflammation and immunity
  • Stem cell and regenerative medicine
  • Vascular biology

Clinical Research:

  • Advanced heart failure and transplant
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Electrophysiology
  • Interventional cardiovascular medicine
  • Preventive cardiovascular medicine
  • Vascular medicine

Research Collaborations

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine has also established outstanding collaborations with other divisions, departments, schools and centers in:

  • Biomedical engineering and radiology
  • Dermatology
  • Genetics
  • Hematology and oncology
  • Infectious diseases and global health
  • Nursing
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology and biophysics

Finally, the division boasts numerous funding opportunities and is constantly expanding its efforts in securing more support. Currently, divisional portfolio boasts:

  • $6.5 million in annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding
  • 15 RO1s
  • 4 K-grants
  • Multiple institutional training grants: 1T32, 1 CTSC and 2 AHA SDG
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