Celebrating 20 Years of the DHLRI

 2020 
         

20th anniversary of the opening of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

     
 2019
 

Joe and Linda Chlapaty make a $15 million commitment to further atrial fibrillation research.
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/ways-to-give/chlapaty

     
 2018
 

The 35,000-square-foot Bob and Corrine Frick Center for Heart Failure and Arrhythmia is opened—a first-of-its-kind center in the nation
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/ways-to-give/bob-and-corrine-frick

     
 2017  

The Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute expands, adding six sites for a total space footprint of >200,000 square feet.

Philanthropic support grows 90% in just four years (since 2013).

Biomedical engineer Thomas Hund, PhD, named associate director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

     
 2016  

The Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute encompasses 700+ faculty, staff and trainees from nine colleges and 26 departments/divisions around Ohio State.

More than 680 grants are submitted, an increase of 430% in six years (from 2010).

Faculty produced 500 articles on basic and translational research in top-tier journals, spanning subjects from molecules to humans, resulting in more than 200 clinical research trials in cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine.

     
 2013  

Ross Heart Hospital Wellness Series and TriFit Challenge Triathlon events established, with proceeds going directly to the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute for research into early detection of heart disease.

     
 2012  

Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute expands to more than 600 faculty, staff and trainees.

The Connor Senn Memorial Soccer Match and Symposium on Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes is launched.

     
 2011  

Peter Mohler, PhD, is named director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

     
 2010
 

The Ohio State Cardiac Research Tissue Program is started, providing diseased and healthy human heart tissue for researchers, with more than 200 human hearts procured to date.

     
 2007
 

Thomas Ryan, MD, joins the Ohio State Heart and Vascular Center as director. He is appointed the physician-scientist leader for the Wexner Medical Center’s Heart program, which unites the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute and the Ross Heart Hospital under one director.

     
 2005
 

For the first time, Ohio State’s Heart and Lung programs are ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” list.

     
 2003
 

An Ohio State University research facility satellite office is established in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

     
 2002  

The Ohio State Department of Surgery and the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute host the first conference in the United States to address the potential role of oxygen in wound care.

Ground is broken on the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, the sister clinical institution to the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute for research and translational care.
https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/ways-to-give/in-memory-of-libby-ross

Jay Zweier, MD, PhD, is named director of the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute.

     
 2000
 

The Ohio State Heart and Lung Research Institute opens as a 96,000-square-foot free-standing building, one of the largest and most comprehensive institutes in the country devoted to cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and metabolic disease.

The Ohio State Heart and Lung Research Institute is renamed the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, as approved by the university Board of Trustees upon receiving a $1 million endowment and a $10 million gift.

20th Anniversary, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute

Watch a historical overview in celebration of the 20-year anniversary of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, which originally opened October 13, 2000 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Listen to the dramatic growth of the Institute, its research impact and growth of research faculty and funding. Hear from leaders and researchers who share their perspectives on the Institute and the bright future ahead.

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