Cardiac Surgery Research Program

Cardiac Surgery Research Ambassadorship

Mentoring the next generation of clinical researchers and healthcare professionals

Welcome to the Cardiac Surgery Research Program!

Our program was established in 2017 by Dr. Val Jeevanandam and Dr. Pamela Combs, with the aim to further the medical center’s cardiac surgery research initiative through mentorship and interdisciplinary involvement.

This unique program presents student ambassadors with an opportunity to work on numerous projects in clinical research settings while actively receiving guidance and mentorship from multi-disciplinary team members. Additionally, peer-to-peer mentorship between students is heavily emphasized and encouraged.

At the Forefront of Research

Our Ambassadorship Program directly contributes to the research initiative at the Section of Cardiac Surgery through student involvement and mentorship. 

News and Updates

Dr. Hibino and Team Named Finalist In NASA Competition

Dr. Hibino and Team Named Finalist In NASA Competition

Congratulations to Dr. Hibino and team on being named a finalist in a NASA competition. They were featured on CBS News and FOX News! Check out the segment here: University of Chicago scientists named finalists in NASA competition (    

New Publication in ASAIO Journal 2020!

New Publication in ASAIO Journal 2020!

Congratulations to the team on the most recent publication in ASAIO Journal titled, "Outcomes From Three Decades of Infant and Pediatric Heart Transplantation" Special congratulations to Will Cohen, alumni of the program and first author, as this manuscript was a...