Message From The Director

Message From The Director

Welcome to the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life science at the University of Glasgow.

‌About ICAMS

  • The Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences (ICAMS) is a research-intensive institute of basic and clinical scientists and clinicians.
  • Mission: To enhance human health by exploring causes and mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and advancing and implementing discoveries leading to improved prevention, diagnosis and treatment..
  • ICAMS is home to a British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence that focuses on vascular science and biomedicine.
  • Research is the prime activity of the Institute and forms the central core around which all our other activities, including teaching, training, clinical care and public outreach take place.
  • ICAMS has on average 80 principal investigators annually focusing on research in three primary areas: Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic pathophysiology. Research is conducted in an integrated and translational manner addressing diseases such as heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, arrhythmias, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes, stroke and renovascular disease.
  • ICAMS is home to over 200 students and trainees and is committed to excellence in graduate and postgraduate teaching and to training the future leaders in cardiovascular science and biomedicine.