Finding a functional cure is central to solving single ventricle heart disease, but no one scientist, lab, or even field can do it alone.
Additional Ventures’ Cures Collaborative (AVCC) is a multidisciplinary team of nine investigators across eight institutions brought together to develop a regenerative medicine solution that can improve cardiac function and reduce poor outcomes.
A Multidisciplinary, Collaborative Approach
We’re fostering outstanding and accelerated science by bringing together a diverse team of investigators with complementary expertise and resources across basic, translational, and engineering sciences in concert with medical knowledge — all united by a common goal.
Together, team members determine overall research direction, developing group and individual research plans every six months as projects advance and discoveries are made.
The inaugural AVCC is focused on tissue engineering approaches that create cardiac function with a better risk-benefit profile than is currently achieved, for both the post-natal and Fontan population.
Tain-Yen Hsia, MD (Coordinator)
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Professor of Surgery
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and University of Central Florida
Chris Breuer, MD (Co-Coordinator)
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Stacey Rentschler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Washington University in St. Louis
Michael Davis, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes Center
Emory University and Georgia Tech
Mark Skylar Scott, PhD
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Alison Marsden, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Bioengineering, and by courtesy, Mechanical Engineering
Adam Feinberg, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Jay Humphrey, PhD
John C. Malone Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair
Yale University (School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Medicine)
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