The research vision for The Cardiovascular Innovation and Research Center is a dynamic process and will be developed and implemented by the Center and faculty. This broad vision will encompass basic research and development of new technologies focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

The breadth of this vision will allow the flexibility to recruit the most outstanding faculty in the cardiovascular field, as well as allow the Center’s research activity to move quickly into new areas while remaining focused in the cardiovascular system. Potential areas of expertise and focus will include, but are not limited to:

  • Valve replacement technology
  • Regenerative and degenerative cardiovascular medicine (including tissue engineering and stem cell biology)
  • Non-invasive (wireless) cardiovascular monitoring, intervention, and imaging
  • Novel stent or catheter-based therapies including new biological coatings

The engineering expertise that will be applied to these areas include Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, biophotonics, biomaterials, systems biology, and computation/modeling.