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The mission of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute (ECCRI) is to better understand the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and to develop new approaches to the manipulation of cardiovascular function and the treatment of disease. ECCRI brings together clinical investigators from the Division of Cardiology and the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health for collaborative research and knowledge sharing.

ECCRI serves as a focal point for partnership between clinical investigators throughout the University making it uniquely suited for conducting clinical trials in the management and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The institute is actively involved in conferences in cardiovascular diseases, teaching, and publishing in areas involving vascular function, atherosclerosis, heart failure, medical imaging, metabolic and cardiovascular population research and risk assessment. In addition, ECCRI provides training to the under- and post-graduate students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral fellows and MD research fellows in the cardiovascular sciences and cardiovascular medicine.

Our funding is provided by various sources including grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, industry sponsorships, as well as donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals.