There are a number of Research Centers and Research Cores that support a wide variety of cardiovascular research programs, both within and outside of the Cardiovascular Division.
We partner and actively collaborate with the following research centers and cores to help advance cardiovascular-related research and education.
The Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) is an interdisciplinary center whose goals are to study heart rhythms and their disorders (cardiac arrhythmias), and to develop new tools for their diagnosis and treatment in the prevention of disabilities and cardiac death.
The Cardiovascular Biophysics Laboratory seeks to advance the frontiers of diagnosis and therapy, as well as to serve as an environment for trainees (undergraduate, graduate, medical students, cardiovascular fellows and post-docs) to acquire and master concepts, to advance the state of knowledge by model-based prediction of ‘new’ physiology from first principles, and participate in physiologic data acquisition and analysis.
The Cardiovascular Imaging and Clinical Research Core Laboratory is a university-based laboratory that supports clinical research studies by providing noninvasive cardiovascular procedures with standardized measurements and analyses.
The Center for Cardiovascular Research (CCR) supports basic research laboratories that focus on understanding the biologic processes that are responsible for cardiovascular disease.
The Center for Pharmacogenomics is focused on identifying disease-modifying genetic and epigenetic variants and associated environmental triggers.
The Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) is part of the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences. The Center provides didactic curriculum and mentored training in clinical and translational research for students, house-staff, postdoctoral students, fellows and junior faculty. Senior faculty serve as mentors, role models and teachers to develop future leaders of clinical and translational research.
The Consortium for Translational Research in Advanced Imaging and Nanomedicine (C-TRAIN) exists to facilitate interdisciplinary, collaborative basic and clinical research in imaged-based diagnostics and novel biocompatible nanotechnologies for targeted delivery of genes and drugs.
Under the auspices of the BioMed21 Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center (DCDC), interdisciplinary teams of scientists are exploring the interactions between derangements in blood sugar and fat levels and the aggressive and unique forms of heart muscle and vascular disease to which diabetics are particularly predisposed.
The Heart Rate Variability Laboratory specializes in exact characterization of continuous ECG signals, with special attention to accurate beat onset detection and identification of ectopy.
The Washington University ICTS helps ensure that investigators have access to state-of-the-art research infrastructure, financial support, and education, facilitates translational research, assists in the creation and sustaining of interdisciplinary research collaborations, and helps move research findings from the initial discovery phase into new diagnostics, therapeutics, and prevention strategies to improve human health.
The KL2 Career Development Awards Program provides high-quality, multidisciplinary training in clinical and translational research to promote the career development of future clinical investigators.
The Mouse Cardiovascular Phenotyping Core (MCPC) provides a focused, systematic approach to the study of the basal physiology and pathophysiology of the mouse cardiovascular system.