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About the Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center

The Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center (KCVRC) was founded in 2021 with the goal of expanding cardiovascular research at Indiana University School of Medicine. The center carries the legacy of 70 years of research at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, founded in 1952 through a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Krannert. KCVRC aspires to overcome unmet needs in the management of patients with heart disease through novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

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Led by Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD, the Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center supports multidisciplinary, translational research that forges interconnections between life sciences, physical sciences and engineering to discover, design, develop and deploy the next generation of solutions to meet the critical needs of cardiovascular health. Our investigators explore new methods and radical concepts to counter cardiovascular disease before it starts—and as it progresses—with tools and technologies to detect, quantify and mitigate disease.

KCVRC fosters collaboration across IU School of Medicine and IU Health to advance research, education, training and clinical care to improve cardiovascular health in Indiana and beyond.

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"We want the Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center to be at the center of real, innovative scientific research and clinical trials. There is tremendous depth in biomedical technologies at KCVRC and our goal is to leverage them to develop non-invasive approaches, not only to expand our scientific understanding of cardiovascular disease, but to enhance monitoring disease progression and develop efficacious drug and interventional therapies."

Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD
KCVRC Executive Director
Charles Fisch Professor of Cardiology