This exciting training program prepares engineering and physical sciences pre-doctoral students to create and develop the next generation of cardiovascular diagnostics, devices, and therapeutics, to improve human health. Our faculty mentors are leaders in their field, and trainees go beyond the usual research and classwork to be comprehensively prepared for careers in industry, academia, non-profits, and government.



Cardiovascular biomedical engineers create the medical technology used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Continued advancement in this complex field requires students with unique didactic and laboratory training. In the Cardiovascular Biomedical Engineering (CVBME) training program, our students receive the basic and advanced coursework, laboratory training, and skill development necessary to create cutting-edge diagnostic equipment, pharmacological agents, and medical devices directed at the cardiovascular system.



Trainees in the CVBME training program will gain competency in:

  1. Breadth of understanding in general and cardiovascular biology and physiology
  2. Depth of expertise in an engineering/technical specialty
  3. Knowledge of the state-of-the-art and unmet needs of cardiovascular health and engineering
  4. Experience with translation, innovation and design processes that turn engineering solutions into products and processes to improve human health
  5. Literacy in data acquisition, analysis, and communication (new)
  6. Understanding of the unique biomedical regulatory environment


This program is supported by National Institutes of Health grant T32 HL007955, which is awarded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. The program is administered through Biomedical Engineering but open to students in all engineering and physical sciences disciplines. Eight trainees per year are supported.