• February is National Heart Month

    Activities all month, including:
    Photo Booth • Yoga • 3D Heart Model Painting
    Step Challenge • Heart Healthy Recipes
    Sign up for activities now!

  • Congratulations, Tania!

    Perlingeiro lab member Tania Incitti was awarded first place among post-doctoral scholars in the Visscher Symposium Young Investigators
    Competition June 6, 2017. Read More

  • Potential life-saving treatment for one type of leukemia

    LHI researcher Rita Perlingeiro, Ph.D. has dicovered a  potential life-saving treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) using a designed antibody to block the activity of endoglin in the cancer cells. Read more

The Lillehei Heart Institute brings together faculty and students committed to cardiovascular scholarship, facilitating their interaction and allowing them to share core University resources.

Financial support from the Institute provides the margin of excellence that enhances our competitiveness in the global effort to cure heart and vascular diseases.

The Institute is built on the legacy of University of Minnesota icons that created a culture of innovation and discovery. Today, established investigators who have secured highly competitive federal, corporate and foundation research grants working together with the next generation of young investigators to lessen the toll of cardiovascular disease on all of us.


Tania Incitti, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Associate in the lab of Rita Perlingeiro, was awarded first place among post-doctoral scholars in the Young Investigators Competition held during the Visscher Sy