Our Center brings together over 130 researchers, physicians and educators to focus on ways to prevent and treat cardiac problems. These investigators represent more than 30 specialties--from genetics to pharmacology and preventive cardiology to cardiovascular surgery. They attack cardiovascular problems through basic research, clinical investigation, diagnosis, treatment and public education.

Working together, Center members combine their unique perspectives, generate new ideas and reduce the time it takes to "translate" new discoveries from laboratories to the aid of patients.

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Researchers Earn UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative Awards

  • Date: April 19, 2017

Projects involving current and past trainers and trainees are were selected by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education leadership to receive a two-year funding award with an average totaling $372,923.

CVRC recipients include:


“Cardioimmunotherpy” – A Paradigm Shifting Concept: Engineering Cardio-Reparative Macrophages by Cardiac Specific Exosomes

  • Co-principal investigators: Peiman Hematti, professor of medicine; Amish Raval, associate professor of medicine
  • Co-investigators: John Kink, scientist, UW Carbone Cancer Center; Eric Schmuck, assistant scientist, medicine; Sydney Walker, research associate, medicine
  • Collaborators: Timothy Hacker, senior scientist, Cardiovascular Research Center and director, Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility; Timothy Kamp, professor of medicine

A CRISPR/Cas9 Based Therapeutic Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease

  • Principal investigator: Subhojit Roy, professor of pathology
  • Collaborators: William Murphy, professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedics; Su-Chun Zhang, professor of neuroscience and neurology

Acquisition of State-of-the-Art Solid-State NMR Instrumentation Enabling Characterization of Nanoparticles, Catalysts, Other Novel Materials, and Biochemical Systems

  • Co-investigators: Weibo Cai, associate professor of radiology; Ying Ge, associate professor of cell and regenerative biology
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22nd Annual Poster Fair Award Winners

  • Date: December 07, 2016

Congratulations to the 22nd Annual Scientific Poster Fair Award Winners!

  • Di Lang, PhD, Research Associate, Glukhov Lab, Department of Medicinie
  • Jeanette Shultz, Graduate Student, Emborg Lab, Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program
  • Kyle Hewitt, PhD, PostDoc Trainee, Bresnick Lab, Cardiovascular Research Center

Stem Cell 'Heart Patch' Moves Closer to Clinic

  • Date: September 21, 2016

 UW-Madison faculty and CVRC members Dr. Timothy Kamp and Dr. William Burlingham are working with teams from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Duke University to develop three-dimensional patches that will be used  in a pig model, a close approximation to the human heart.

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WIMR II Receives LEED Gold Certification

  • Date: May 06, 2016

The second tower for the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMRII) was awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.  LEED is an ecology-oriented building certification program, that is considered the benchmark for environmentally conscious, sustainable construction.

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Events Feed

Vascular Biology Research Colloquium

  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Location: WIMR Rm 3001A

Cardiovascular Research Conference

  • Time: 4:30-5:30pm
  • Location: 1335 HSLC

Arrhythmias / Ion Channels Journal Club

  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Location: WIMR Rm 3001A

Heart Failure / Cardioregenerative Medicine Journal Club

  • Time: 11am - 12:30pm
  • Location: WIMR Rm 3001A