News & Events



The University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) has awarded Jin O-Uchi, MD, PhD a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant. The award is designed to catalyze and energize small-scale engineering research projects designed to address and mitigate COVID-19. Dr. O-Uchi’s research involves lowering the risk of death for Covd-19 patients with pre-existing heart conditions. The IEM grant will provide $10,000 for one year of research.

Forum Kamdar

Forum Kamdar, MD has been selected to receive one of the Women Early Research Career (WERC) Awards from the Department of Medicine, for her project Unlocking the Role of Cardiac Calcium Pump Dysregulation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy. The objective of the WERC award is to provide supplemental research funding for women to help advance their research to the point that they can submit a competitive R01 application (or R01 equivalent), as Principal Investigator, within three years. The grant provides $50,000/year for a period of two years.

Chetan Shenoy

Associate Professor Chetan Shenoy, MBBS has published two papers in AHA Circulation journals in September and October, and has a third coming out in November. The first of Dr.

Red Heart Soiree

A heartfelt thank you!

Thank you for celebrating with us at the 2019 Red Heart Soirée. Your participation and generosity helped raise critical dollars for cardiovascular research, education, and patient care at the University of Minnesota. We are incredibly grateful for the support of partners like you in supporting our commitment to curing heart disease!

Rita Perlingeiro

Duchenne UK has awarded a $945k grant to a research team led by Lillehei Heart Institute scientist Professor Rita Perlingeiro, PhD. The team's research focuses on developing a cell-based therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), one of the most common fatal  genetic diseases diagnosed in childhood.


Featured Events

LHI Lecture Series
Every Wednesday. noon to 1:00pm
September through May

Anually in July or August

Red Heart Soirée
Friday, September 20, 2019

National Heart Month
Anually in February

Event Calendar

The calendar below lists LHI events. The default view is all events, but you can use the links at the right to view only the LHI Lecture Series or only non-LHI lecture events.