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Cambridge Cardiovascular SRI

Cambridge Cardiovascular is a Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) funded by the University of Cambridge. It is led jointly by Prof Martin Bennett and Prof Nick Morrell with guidance from a Steering group spanning Schools of Clinical Medicine, Biological Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology.

The Initiative aims to transform Cambridge into a world-leading hub for cardiovascular research. It hosts this website and provides administrative, financial, and scientific support to its members. Joining is simple - just email Dr Katja Kivinen or Ms Vicky Reid to get started. Members are invited to create their own online research profiles and can request support e.g. to set up peer review and mock interviews for funding applications, to invite potential collaborators to visit Cambridge, to organise seminars and other events, or to advertise events and job opportunities.

The Initiative was first approved by the University of Cambridge Research Policy Committee in 2013 for three years, and was renewed in 2016 for another three. We strive to become an Interdisciplinary Research Centre in 2019, and are reviewing our vision to reach this goal.

The Initiative's original aims (2013) are listed below:

  1. Pursue the highest quality basic cardiovascular research and translate the research into improved therapies, disease management, healthcare & preventive strategies at the population level. 
  2. Raise the research profile of cardiovascular researchers nationally and internationally, demonstrating the strength and diversity of the existing research, and attracting new investigators and research partnerships.
  3. Provide a platform for cross-disciplinary research collaborations, major funding bids, research training and educational activities.
  4. Develop strategic partnerships between disciplines and between academia and industry.
  5. Identify new ways of influencing cardiovascular health through collaborations between clinicians, public health, and social sciences.
  6. Develop a cross-School research strategy to maximise funding opportunities and to enhance translation. 
  7. Create a portal for engagement with clinical trials units and with clinicians for the translation of research findings into new therapeutics, devices and approaches.
  8. Help Cambridge research influence funders and government to determine future research and investment strategy and government policy on cardiovascular health.

 

Cambridge Cardiovascular logo - transparent

Logo design by Dr Ana-Mishel Spiroski and Dr Sarah Morgan.

 

We connect cardiovascular researchers in Cambridge.

Please follow us on Twitter for local news about research, events, funding calls, and open positions.

For inquiries about our research or the website, please contact Dr Katja Kivinen.