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UAB is a premier institution and recognized leader in cardiovascular science. The Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center (CCVC) will help to position UAB and expand growth in newer, high-impact areas of science such as regenerative cardiovascular medicine, novel device-based therapeutics, and biological therapy. This coordinated organizational vision will foster multi-disciplinary and multi-investigator collaborations and programmatic development in cardiovascular research. The CCVC is a University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Center (UWIRC). For more information on UAB's UWIRC program, please click here.


To position UAB as premier institution for cardiovascular research and expand growth in newer high impact areas of science.


To create an efficient organizational structure that better focuses existing resources in cardiovascular medicine and research in response to a rapidly evolving funding environment, to improve communication and collaboration with the various  clinical and research entities that are involved with cardiovascular disease, and to contribute resources that promote investigator-initiated research in the cardiovascular sciences 


  • Support collaborative and cutting-edge research in basic, clinical, population, and translational cardiovascular science to grow the UAB research portfolio
  • Recruitment & retention of outstanding cardiovascular faculty to UAB
  • Enrich the educational, training and mentoring environment in cardiovascular science
  • Foster the strategic alliances with other Schools and Centers at UAB
  • Contribute core expertise in cardiovascular science to ongoing and future UAB research programs

Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center