International Networks of Excellence Program
This network assembles a team of exemplary investigators with complementary expertise across basic and translational disciplines who have made fundamental discoveries regarding inflammation and fibrosis in the heart. By combining our respective perspectives, visions, and expertise we have developed and integrated a synergistic strategy to investigate the inflammatory-fibrotic response to myocardial injury and how it contributes to adverse LV remodeling. We believe that this approach will drive the generation and implementation of innovative diagnostics and therapeutics that will ultimately impact patient care. Moreover, the network will train a multi-disciplinary workforce to advance and apply this science and lay the foundation for future training programs in immuno-cardiology. These outcomes will advance the mission of the Leducq Foundation to “improve human health through international efforts to combat cardiovascular disease and stroke”.
Image Description: Map of all Network collaborating sites. Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, Missouri), Heidelberg University (Heidelberg, Germany), University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), RWTH Aachen University (Aachen, Germany), Hannover Medical School (Hannover, Germany), Imperial College (London), The Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine)