Education and Career Development

The Krannert Cardiovascular Research Center (KCVRC) provides students and early investigators an opportunity to explore cardiovascular research as a highly specialized career. Our programs offer first-hand experience and training for undergraduate or graduate students, master’s degree holders, postdoctoral scientists and clinicians.

There are opportunities for internships and fellowships with the KCVRC. Through our ongoing collaborations with universities such as Purdue University and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), recruitment for research opportunities with the KCVRC are easily facilitated for engineering and science students.

Early investigators stand in front of their research poster at the 2023 Krannert Biennial.

Fellowship Opportunities

In 2023, we launched the Anderson Cardiovascular Innovation Fellowship, a 12-month training program designed for early clinicians to become skilled cardiovascular innovators. Fellows select an area of focus across the cardiovascular spectrum, including ischemic heart disease, structural heart disease, heart failure, aortic disorders, peripheral vascular disease, rhythm disorders and CV risk and prevention.

Graduate/Undergraduate Research Opportunities

KCVRC offers graduates and undergraduates opportunities to gain cardiovascular research experience. As with graduate level researchers, undergraduate students are paired with faculty mentors to work on current cardiovascular research projects. Significant collaborations exist with Purdue University College of Engineering, which has led to the recruitment of multiple Purdue engineering graduate students into KCVRC labs. Plans to expand this collaboration include significant recruitment of PhD candidates in imaging, instrumentation, biomaterials and interdisciplinary research.

To learn more about educational and training opportunities at KCVRC, please contact Linda Altmeyer.