History

History

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The Centre for Cardiovascular Science (CVS) was one of the first multidisciplinary research centres in Edinburgh and has been a model for many more. Initiated in 1998 by a £7M Wellcome Trust Cardiovascular Research Initiative Award and consolidated by over £20M in serial BHF strategic awards, the groups constituting the CVS came together on the Little France campus in 2005 to form a "Centre for Cardiovascular Risk & Resolution" in the Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI). Today CVS has core facilities and training programmes across three buildings at Little France - the QMRI, the Chancellor's Building, and the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine.