Mission & Vision

Officially formed July 1, 2005, the overall mission of the CVID is to promote research at the University of Maryland that advances knowledge of vascular and inflammatory diseases, and to interface with clinicians and to promote translation of the basic discoveries into novel therapeutic applications that will ultimately improve the health of patients. 

The long term vision of the CVID is to establish and maintain a center of excellence and international recognition which integrates basic molecular and cell biology with applied and clinical sciences, specifically in the areas of biochemistry, vascular biology, immunology, hematopoiesis and cardiology.  Emphasis will be placed on fundamental research and the interface between the laboratory and the clinic, with the flow of knowledge to advance new therapies for disease prevention and patient management.