Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences receives funding from several federal, state and other funding agencies that are summarized below.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) funds much of our work, providing global leadership for research, training, and education that promotes the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. This enhances the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.
NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC)
Our Center is incorporated into the Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), with a U0-1 (principal investigator John Cooke, MD, PhD) and a PCBC core (the RNAcore is supervised by Eduard Yakubov, PhD). The goal of the NHLBI PCBC is to identify and characterize progenitor cell lineages, to direct the differentiation of stem and progenitor cells to desired cell fates and to develop new strategies to address the unique challenges presented by the transplantation of these cells.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s leading medical research agency, making important discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe.
The National Eye Institute (NEI)
We also receive funding from the NEI for our program in the retinopathy of prematurity. As part of the federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind."
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)
California's stem cell agency closely monitors progress in stem cell research and targets funding in areas most likely to lead to new therapies. It funds important research, trains new scientists and works with industry leaders.
The National Science Foundation (NSF)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; [and] to secure the national defense.”
Harrington Discovery Institute
The Harrington Discovery Institute is dedicated to assisting physician-scientists change the standard of care. The institute values creativity, innovation and impact, and it seeks to inspire the next generation of physician-scientists to discover medicines that benefit patients.