Heart and vascular diseases account for the majority of deaths in Nebraska each year.  The Center for Heart & Vascular Research was established in 2019. 


To bring together multidisciplinary scientists from across departments, colleges, and universities within Nebraska to synergistically facilitate collaborative translational and clinical research that develops the team into an innovative and leading heart and vascular research center and improves the cardiovascular health of our communities. 


Our Center is dedicated to performing cardiac and vascular research that involves:

  • Developing multidimensional approaches to examine the mechanisms whereby the heart and vasculature respond to injury or stress;
  • Applying the knowledge gained to develop diagnostic tools, test therapeutic strategies, and conduct health services research that prevents, slows, or reverses heart and vascular disease progression;
  • Disseminating our results to scientific, medical, and general communities; and
  • Educating the next generation of scientists.

UNMC and Nebraska Medicine CV Connections - The Future of Cardiac Care in the Heartland

Discovering New Strategies for Treating Advanced Heart Failure
Dr. Rebekah Gundry, director of the CardiOmics program, shares her passion for studying the heart and how to apply innovative mass spectrometry technology to medicine. 

CHVR congratulates Dr. John Windle as director of the new Center for Intelligent Health Care. 
Click here for story. We look forward to working with Dr. Windle to expand resources to improve research for heart and vascular disease.

Dr. Anderson named chief of cardiovascular medicine.
After a national search and serving more than a year as interim, Daniel Anderson, MD, PhD, has been named chief in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine. He also is a member of the physician leadership team for Nebraska Medicine's Heart and Vascular Center clinical program.  Click here for full story.