The Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI), housed within The Ohio State University Medical Center, promotes innovative and cross-disciplinary discovery related to complex human disease.
Endowed from a generous donation by William and Jackie Wells of the Davis Foundation on behalf of their aunt, Dorothy M. Davis, the 500+ member Institute represents basic and clinical scientists as well as physicians from 20 different College of Medicine Departments and Divisions, and 8 different University Colleges including Engineering, Pharmacy, Computer Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, and Arts & Sciences. DHLRI members are active in translational medicine and patient care. In fact, DHLRI is home to more than 135 active clinical trials related to cardiovascular and pulmonary disease- placing Ohio State as a national leader in the field of translational research. Moreover, well beyond Central Ohio, DHLRI investigators are international leaders in scientific discovery.
Currently, the DHLRI accounts for approximately thirty million dollars of annual research funding from national agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, American Heart Association, US Department of Defense, American Lung Association, as well as numerous private and industry associated groups. Moreover, each day DHLRI clinicians and scientists are actively pushing the frontiers of science, publishing over 400 manuscripts in the past year, and serving major leadership roles for a host of national and international health and science focused organizations.
Finally, in additional to excelling in research and patient care, DHLRI investigators are actively training the next generation of our nation’s best clinicians and scientists.