About Us

The mission of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECCRI) is to conduct clinical and translational research in cardiovascular diseases to enable discoveries in a variety of heart and vascular disorders and to accelerate implementation of novel technologies and therapies for the prevention and management cardiovascular diseases. ECCRI brings together clinical investigators from the Division of Cardiology and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Emory University for collaborative research and knowledge sharing.

The Institute has a robust educational mission that is implemented in regular conferences, teaching sessions and within dedicated training programs involving undergraduate and post-graduate students, medical students, residents and fellows. Regular courses in key research topics are offered as part of the curriculum.

Key areas of investigation include vascular function assessments, atherosclerosis research, peripheral artery disease, heart failure, interventional cardiology, medical imaging, metabolic diseases, biomarkers, stem and progenitor cell research, health disparities, precision medicine, genomics, metabolomics, and related –omics, medical ethics, sports cardiology and population health.

Our funding sources include grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, industry sponsorships and foundation grants.

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