Explore Research Innovation at UCLA Health
The UCLA Cardiovascular Research Theme is a David Geffen School of Medicine initiative that aims to facilitate and integrate campus wide research in cardiovascular biology. The theme encourages research across a broad platform of key cardiovascular issues including basic cardiovascular biology, clinical trials, big data and understanding key issues regulating equity and disparity of cardiac health care. Faculty, staff and trainees in the cardiovascular theme belong to diverse departments and schools (medicine, life sciences, engineering) and bring together unique expertise in building team science approaches to solving big questions in cardiac biology and cardiovascular medicine. Such team science approaches are being used to address fundamental questions regarding heart failure biology and cardiac regenerative medicine, arrhythmia biology and sudden death, genetics of cardiovascular diseases, congenital heart disease, atherosclerosis, vascular biology and patient outcomes.
The Cardiovascular Theme has a foundation deeply rooted in the long and proud history of research excellence at UCLA. We encourage your feedback and inquiries as you get to know the Cardiovascular Theme and invite you to be a part of the UCLA mission to transform cardiovascular health.
Arjun Deb, MD
Professor of Medicine and Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Director, Cardiovascular Research Theme
“With amazing advances in genetics, stem cell biology, metabolism and imaging, we as cardiovascular scientists have an incredible opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people affected by heart disease. The UCLA Cardiovascular Research Theme will catalyze and facilitate a team science approach in making such a difference”
Marmar Vaseghi, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine
Tamer Sallam, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jake Lusis, PhD Professor of Genetics
Karol Watson, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine
Richard Shemin, MD Professor of Surgery
Rene Packard, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine
Julia Mack, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine
Olujimi Ajijola, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mansoureh Eghbali, PhD Professor of Anesthesiology