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.
Led by Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD, the Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center supports multidisciplinary, translational research that forges interconnections between 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.