Cardiovascular Sciences at Leicester
Cardiovascular research has been a major strength of the Leicester Medical School since its inception. This was confirmed by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences has strong links with the NHS, an excellent record in student training and has recently been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award. The quality of the cardiovascular research undertaken in Leicester has been further recognised by the award of a National Institute of National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease.
The Department has more than 160 staff and postgraduate students, including over 40 academic staff and is part of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology. The Department is led by Professor Nilesh Samani, (Deputy: Professor Thompson G Robinson) and managed by an Executive Committee including Professor Alison H Goodall (Cardiovascular Theme Lead), Eleanor Jackson (Departmental Manager) and Janet Harris (Deputy Departmental Manager).
The Department hosts British Heart Foundation Chairs in Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.