Director's Message

Bar graph of total number of NIH funded projects, plotted vertically, with x-axis containing CY 2016, equal to twenty-four, and CY 2017, equal to 35. the y-axis contains numbers 0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,&40. the legend reflects yellow for R01s and blue for NIH awards

"Our research programs are arguably the most comprehensive, entrepreneurial and easily qualify as one of the nation’s most ambitious projects to develop next generation discoveries in cardiovascular medicine and a new breed of physician scientists. The scope and scale of the Case Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) within the HHVI, has soared in the last 10 years of its creation.

The CVRI occupies over 13,000 square feet of laboratory space in the Wolstein Research Building and is home to over 70 faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, students and technicians. The strengths of the CVRI include vascular biology, gene regulation, hypertrophy, signal transduction, imaging and new programs in cardiovascular drug development and theranostics. We are particularly proud of our global research activities in Uganda, China and India in recognition of the burgeoning challenge of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in these countries

Overall, the CVRI has garnered more than 35 R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health—total current grant support from the NIH now exceeds $32 million."

- Sanjay Rajagopalan, M.D., Director of Cardiovascular Research Institute