University College London (UCL) Institute of Cardiovascular Science

Introduction

The UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science was set up in 2011 and aims to be a world-class centre of excellence in pioneering novel, integrative strategies in preventative and therapeutic cardiovascular medicine. Based in the UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences, the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science brings together basic and clinical scientists from UCL and expert clinicians from UCL partner hospitals.

About

The UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science brings together basic and clinical scientists from UCL and expert clinicians from UCL partner hospitals to provide:

  • Innovative research for the prevention and treatment of diseases of the heart and circulation
  • World-class teaching and training in the Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Forward-thinking policy development for effective Cardiovascular disease management

We have about 140 members of staff and 40 research students who are based in different research centres across the Bloomsbury campus and in UCL partner hospitals.

Our research is broad, spanning discovery-based laboratory science, clinical translation and experimental medicine, as well as healthcare evaluation, implementation and policy. Much of the work is interdisciplinary, integrating with UCL Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Behavioural Science, and the UCL Genetics Institute. We have a flourishing link with leading cardiovascular scientists and clinicians at Yale University through the Yale UCL Collaborative.

Teaching

Students at the UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science benefit from the productive collaborations between scientists and clinical researchers and the exposure to clinical aspects of research activities, as well as access to world-class facilities.

Central to our activities is close collaboration between industry, clinicians and academics. Significant income from scientific grants and charitable organisations support our role as leader in cardiovascular research in the UK.

We run a ‘buddy’ mentoring scheme to support, inspire and guide students to further their careers both in the institute and in the scientific community as a whole.

Research

Our research is broad, spanning discovery-based laboratory science, clinical translation and experimental medicine, as well as healthcare evaluation, implementation and policy. Much of the work is interdisciplinary, integrating with UCL Engineering, Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Behavioural Science, and the UCL Genetics Institute.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Contact
Location address
Gower Street
London, England, WC1E 6BT GB