Center for Cardiovascular Research
The mission of the Center for Cardiovascular Research is to conduct innovative, mechanism-based research leading to improved therapies and outcomes for pediatric cardiovascular diseases and to foster preventive strategies and promote cardiovascular health in adults.
Our Areas of Focus
NIH Award Brings Together Pediatric and Adult Heart Disease Research and Training
The National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute recently awarded a five-year renewal of a $1.6 million training grant at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University (OSU) to Vidu Garg, MD, director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's, and Peter Mohler, PhD , director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at OSU.
The overall goal of this grant is to provide in-depth, interdisciplinary, translational and state-of-the-art research training to clinicians and basic scientists in congenital and acquired heart disease. Investigators at the Center for Cardiovascular Research focus on the continuum of congenital to acquired heart disease, from fetal life to senescence, and compare disease mechanisms and outcomes between these diverse populations.
The Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program prepares postdoctoral fellows to engage in independent outcomes research in child health settings and become leaders in the conduct of patient- and family-centered outcomes research.
The Integrated Research Pathway is an American Board of Pediatrics approved mechanism for pediatric residency training. Learn more about this program and the application process.
Research education and training are vital to the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
The Research Institute’s Trainee Association (RITA) was created in 2013 to help better train and prepare trainees for their “next steps.”
Meet Our Team
Learn more about director Vidu Garg, MD, and his team of principal investigators at the Center for Cardiovascular Research.
Under the direction of Mary Cismowski, PhD, the Molecular Analysis Core is available to facilitate both basic and translational research for basic science and clinical faculty.
Under the direction of Vidu Garg, MD, The Garg Lab focuses on identifying the genetic contributors to congenital heart defects.
Under the direction of Brenda Lilly, PhD, the Lilly Lab is interested in the fundamentals of blood vessel formation and smooth muscle differentiation.
Under the direction of Joy Lincoln, PhD, the Lincoln Lab is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate normal heart formation in the embryo.
Under the direction of Aaron Trask, PhD, the Trask Lab's research focuses on studying processes involved in adverse micro- and macro-vascular remodeling in disease.
Training in Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease
A five-year, $1.6 million training grant was recently renewed to provide in-depth, interdisciplinary, translational and state-of-the-art research training in congenital and acquired heart disease to clinicians and basic scientists.