Our History and Mission
The Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences (CICS) was established in 2009 by a collaboration agreement between the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA) and Kowa Company, Ltd. (Nagoya, Japan).
The goals of CICS are to promote better understanding of the mechanisms of cardiovascular inflammation and cardiometabolic disorders and to enhance further advancement in cardiovascular prevention and therapy through a translational research program that consists of investigators from academia and industry with multidisciplinary backgrounds acting in concert in a shared space.
Elena Aikawa,MD, Ph.D is featured as a co-founder of the Society for Internationally Trained Women Faculty at BWH in BWH Bulletin story entitled “Society for Internationally Trained Women Faculty and Fellows Marks 10th Anniversary”.
Elena Aikawa,MD, Ph.D served as a Chair on "Matrix Vesicles, Exosomes and Microparticles in Cardiovascular Disease" Session and presented an invited talk at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, 2014, Chicago, USA.
Elena Aikawa,MD, Ph.D is featured as one of the organizers and moderators of the 3rd Women in Medicine and Science Symposium at BWH in BWH Bulletin Cover Story by Marjorie Montemayor-Quellenberg “BWH Celebrates Women in Medicine and Science”.
Maximillian Rogers,Ph.D has been invited as a guest speaker at BRI CVDM Research Seminar Series.
Masanori Aikawa MD, PhD was recognized as the Best Top 10 Reviewers 2014 from Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, the official journal of the American Heart Association. Congratulations, Masanori!