Research within the division is focused on advancing clinical and basic science related to cardiovascular disorders. Clinical research is active in all areas including non-invasive imaging, interventional and structural cardiology, vascular, electrophysiology, heart failure, prevention, cardio-oncology and cardio-obstetrics.
Basic science programs operate through the Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) and Providence VA Medical Center. CVRC facilities include a sophisticated invasive animal catheterization and electrophysiology laboratory, and a state-of-the-art research facility that is used for the studying of genetically modified mouse and rabbit models of cardiac diseases. Areas of investigation at the CVRC include:
- Molecular mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac arrest
- Cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and heart failure
The Providence VAMC and Vascular Research Lab include state of art facilities for cellular electrophysiology, molecular biology, small animal imaging, heart and lung physiology lab, and live cell imaging. Areas of investigation at the Providence VAMC include:
- Epidemiology, health services and outcomes research in anemia, diabetes and heart failure
- Clinical imaging
- Preclinical research in pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure
For fellows pursuing careers in academic medicine who seek additional training in research methods, The Brown School of Public Health provides Masters and Certificate programs in Biostatistics, cCinical and Translational Research and Public Health.