The University of Guelph has officially launched a Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations to develop innovative ways to fight heart disease.
The new centre involves seven lead cardiovascular scientists and clinicians, as well as dozens of collaborators and graduate and undergraduate students from across U of G and beyond. It’s one of a few centres worldwide looking at cardiovascular disease from single molecules to animal models.
Led by leading heart researcher Prof. Tami Martino, Department of Biomedical Sciences, the centre is dedicated to discovering novel diagnoses of heart disease, advancing treatment therapies and training the next generation of scientists.
About 1.3 million Canadians are diagnosed with cardiovascular disease annually. About 70,000 heart attacks occur in Canada every year, 16,000 of them fatal.
“By joining forces, our scientists will draw on each other’s strengths, resources and areas of expertise,” says Martino. “Together, they will learn more about what causes this disease and make discoveries that can help improve the lives of Canadians.”