The Cardiovascular Research Center at Mayo Clinic focuses on advancing innovative therapeutics and novel diagnostics to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
The Cardiovascular Research Center comprises clinician-researchers and scientists from Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Our physician-scientists work collaboratively to rapidly translate basic scientific research into new tests and treatments, to provide access to clinical trials, and to facilitate care for patients with all types of cardiovascular disease.
Goals and research
A major goal of the Cardiovascular Research Center is to enable translational research, which includes promoting entrepreneurship and commercialization. Our center has a unique entrepreneurship program designed to create breakthrough therapies and diagnostic tests that contribute to the overall mission of reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease.
Motivating our faculty and staff members is the high global prevalence of cardiovascular disease, which remains the No. 1 cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. A compelling need to study the underlying causes of the many types of cardiovascular disease and to create new methods of prevention and treatment drives our mission.
The center supports discoveries from the laboratory all the way to approval of new medicines, devices and diagnostics. The Cardiovascular Research Center has eight cardiovascular research programs that translate scientific discoveries from the lab into leading-edge treatments and therapies for patients with cardiovascular disease.
The center also facilitates patient care and clinical trials for cardiovascular disease at Mayo Clinic.
In addition to our research programs, the Cardiovascular Research Center engages in other initiatives that support research in cardiovascular disease, including:
- A grants program aimed at increasing the number of established Mayo Clinic investigators engaged in cardiovascular research while also fostering the career development of young investigators.
- An entrepreneurship program with seminars, minisabbaticals and visiting lecturers that trains, links and supports new and newly engaged researchers who are pursuing entrepreneurial efforts.
- Administrative leaders who interact with institutional leadership to align the center's work with the Mayo Clinic mission.