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Nov 28

UCL Cardiovascular Launch Event - new research strategy for UCL

UCL has one of the largest cardiovascular research communities in the country with significant metrics in terms of cardiovascular research output. UCL Cardiovascular is being launched to provide a cohesive network for researchers and investors.

  • Launch Event

    The newly created UCL Cardiovascular network will be launched on Monday 28 November at the Institute of Child Health. The launch event will serve to allow members of the community to meet and help shape the future direction of cardiovascular research at UCL.

    UCL has one of the largest cardiovascular research communities in the country and consistently outperforms other institutions in metrics of cardiovascular research output. However, the cardiovascular community at UCL is perceived both internally and externally as fragmented. This affects the ability to develop large cross-disciplinary research programmes and attract large scale external funding (such as a British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence). There would be significant benefits to building a cohesive network that would enable better interdepartmental working and provide a more investment friendly environment.


    16.30 – 17.00: Arrival

    17.00 – 17.10: Introduction: Dr Vivek Muthurangu (Great Ormond Street Hospital) & Dr Ines Pineda Torra (Division of Medicine)

    17.10 – 17.20: The ICS and the new UCLH cardiovascular BRC: Prof Aroon Hingorani (Institute of Cardiovascular Science)

    17.20 – 17.30: Hospital based cardiovascular research in the age of multiomics: Dr Reecha Sofa (Division of Medicine, UCLH)

    17.30 – 17.40: An engineer’s view of cardiovascular research:
    Dr Silvia Schievano (Great Ormond Street Hospital)

    17.40 – 17.50: Amyloid and the heart: Dr Marianna Fontana (Royal Free Hospital)

    17.50 – 18.05: Q&A

    18.05 – 19.00: Reception with drinks and nibbles

    Further Details and Registration

    Date and Time: Mon 28 November 2016, 16:30 – 19:00

    Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

    Registration: Please visit the UCL Cardiovascular Eventbrite page and complete the booking form.