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CardioVascular Center for Research + Innovation (CVCRI)

Our mission is to develop a highly integrated program that fosters cutting-edge patient care, clinical research and innovation.
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Our CVCRI investigators are global leaders with dominant expertise in all domains of cardiovascular medicine. The highly collaborative nature of the CVCRI and its partnerships with the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) and the Surgical and Interventional Research Laboratories (SIRL) creates a unique environment where our clinical excellence is driven by our ability to both ask and answer fundamental questions and translate these findings back into clinical practice (figure). This ‘CV Engine for Innovation’ generates the possibility to change paradigms, to provide creative solutions for complex cardiovascular problems and to drive the future of cardiovascular medicine (figure).

We will be highlighting specific research grants, publications, investigators, conferences, clinical trials, our fellows-in-training and philanthropic gifts.

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Navin Kapur, MD, FAHA, FACC, FSCAI
Executive Director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation; Professor, Department of Medicine
Colleen Allen
Project Manager, CVCRI, Tufts Medical Center
Vanessa Palomo
Director of Clinical Research CVCRI, Tufts Medical Center
Action without vision is only passing time. Vision without action is day-dreaming, but vision with action can change the world."
Nelson Mandela
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