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Funding will support world-leading cardiovascular disease research.

Patient in MRI scanner with heart scan image on screen

The British Heart Foundation has awarded the University of Oxford £5 million funding to support its world-class cardiovascular disease research over the next five years, the charity has announced today.

Researchers at the University welcomed the announcement. Professor Keith Channon, Head of the Radcliffe Department of Medicine and BHF Field Marshal Earl Alexander Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford, who led the bid for the award, said: 'The BHF Research Excellence Award underscores the scale, scope and quality of our research in heart and circulatory diseases. The new funding will support cross-disciplinary initiatives that will benefit patients by linking biological discovery science with data science and physical sciences, and will help to train the next generation of new research leaders'.

Professor Angela Russell, Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Oxford, who co-led the bid for the award, said: 'We are delighted to receive this new BHF Award which will allow us to build our connections with industry partners, and to pioneer a new entrepreneurship and innovation training programme to accelerate the development of future diagnostics and treatments for cardiovascular diseases'.

Read the full story on the Radcliffe Department of Medicine website.