King’s British Heart Foundation (BHF) Centre of Research Excellence has received a further £6 million award as part of the Research Excellence Awards 2019 to support the Centre’s research for the next five years.

The Centre, led by Professor Ajay Shah, BHF Professor of Cardiology & Head of the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences at King’s College London and our BRC’s Cardiovascular Theme lead, brings together a unique range of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians to carry out cutting edge research and training in cardiovascular research.

The Research Excellence Awards, first launched in 2006, provide flexible funding to a select few centres with a critical mass of outstanding cardiovascular researchers. By keeping the UK at the forefront of international cardiovascular science, the awards cultivate innovative multi-disciplinary research with translational potential, enabling exploitation of new ideas and opportunities, and help to attract and nurture future research leaders in cardiovascular science.

Commenting on the award Professor Ajay Shah, (pictured), said:  “We are delighted to have received this further Research Excellence Award from the BHF, in recognition of the internationally leading multidisciplinary team, expertise, infrastructure and training environment that we have at King’s Health Partners. As well as continuing to train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and scientists, the Award will enable us to make major inroads into the problem of heart failure, from basic science to the clinical and translational work we pursue within the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College London.”

Find out more about the Centre and its work here.