The Heart and Lung Research Center involves clinician-researchers and scientists from Mayo Clinic's campuses in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz. Center faculty work collaboratively to rapidly translate basic scientific research into new tests and treatments that improve the health of people with cardiovascular and lung disease.
In addition to scientific programs, which emphasize discovery, innovative therapeutics and novel diagnostics, the center has:
- A grants program aimed at increasing the number of established Mayo Clinic investigators engaged in heart and lung research while also fostering the career development of young investigators
- An entrepreneurship program with seminars, mini-sabbaticals and visiting lecturers that trains, links and supports new and newly engaged researchers who are pursuing entrepreneurial efforts
- Administrative leadership who interact with Mayo Clinic leadership to align the center's work with Mayo's mission
The center's programs align with three major Mayo Clinic centers — the Center for Individualized Medicine, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery.
- Director: John C. Burnett Jr., M.D.
- Co-directors: Amir Lerman, M.D., and Andrew H. Limper, M.D.
- Administrators: Jane C. Welter and Anantha (Andy) Kollengode, Ph.D.
The center has an executive committee that oversees daily operations and its strategic plan, as well as a scientific advisory committee.
The scientific advisory committee includes highly regarded scientists and physician-scientists from Mayo Clinic and other organizations, such as leaders in biotechnology at commercial entities and those with links to federal funding agencies and private foundations, who advise the executive committee and support strategic planning.