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.

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The Abigail Wexner Research Institute is ranked among the top 10 for NIH funding among free-standing children's hospitals.

Our Areas of Focus

  • Cardiovascular Development
  • Congenital and Acquired Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease and Homeostasis
  • Genetics of Congenital Heart Disease

Center Extramural Grant Funding

Investigator Title Sponsor Award Years
Joy Lincoln Medical Therapies in the Treatment of Calcific Aortic Valve Disease NIH/NHLBI 2018 - 2023
Emily Nordquist The Ohio State T32 Training Grant for Predoctoral Students in Cardiovascular Research NIH/NHLBI 2018 - 2021
Madhumita Basu Mechanisms of Maternal Hyperglycemia Induced Risk of Congenital Heart Disease AHA 2018 - 2021
Punashi Dutta The Utilization of Nuclear Export Inhibitor Drugs to Treat Calcific Aortic Valve Disease AHA 2018 - 2020
Sathiyanarayanan Manivannan T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Functional Evaluation of Novel, Rare Variants Associated with Infantile-Onset Cardiomyopathy and Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome NIH/NHLBI 2018 - 2020
Kim McBride Genetic Registry for Pediatric Heart Disease: The CCVM Consortium Indiana University/ March of Dimes 2018 - 2019
Joy Lincoln (Co-I) The Role of Rbfox2 in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome NIH/NHLBI 2017 - 2022
Brenda Lilly Mechanisms of Cardiac and Pulmonary Fibrosis in Relation to TGF-beta Signaling and miR-145 Function NIH/NHLBI 2017 - 2021
Joy Lincoln Nationwide Children's Summer Undergraduate Research Program AHA 2017 - 2020
Aaron Trask (Co-I) The Role of a Serine Rich Repeat Protein Required for Binding Multiple Carbohydrates in Streptococcus oralis Endocarditis AHA 2017 - 2019
Joy Lincoln, Vidu Garg, Brenda Lilly The Role of Notch in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease NIH/NHLBI 2016 - 2020
Aaron Trask Differential Macro- and Micro-Vascular Remodeling in Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome NIH/NHLBI 2016 - 2019
Vidu Garg, Joy Lincoln Molecular Mechanisms of Aortic Valve Formation NIH/NHLBI 2015 - 2019
Joy Lincoln The Role of Sox-9 in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease NIH/NHLBI 2015 - 2019

Training Links

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Training in Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease

A five-year, $1.6 million training grant funds in-depth, interdisciplinary, translational and state-of-the-art research training in congenital and acquired heart disease to clinicians and basic scientists.

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Patient-Centered Pediatric Research Program

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.

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Research Pathway

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 Institute Training Association (RITA)

Trainee Association

The Research Institute’s Trainee Association (RITA) was created in 2013 to help better train and prepare trainees for their “next steps.”

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Training Opportunities

Research education and training are vital to the mission of Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Research and Academic Events

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Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

We have a purpose for every passion. Join our team and discover your passion for what’s possible in providing best outcomes for children.

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Research Positions at Nationwide Children's

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Inside the Center for Cardiovascular Research