Research Labs
Summer Research Scholars

LHI offers annual summer research scholarships in basic science research related to cardiovascular disease. These scholarships seek to expose highly qualified students to several disciplines within CV disease research and its clinical applications.

Research Labs

LHI is a premier clinical & basic science research institute focusing on cardiovascular genomics, heart development & regeneration, stem cell therapies,  heart failure, vascular biology, and device design to treat cardiovascular diseases.

Lecture Series

The LHI Lecture Series is a weekly event which runs from September through June, showcasing the leading edge research taking place both here at the University of Minnesota and institutions across the United States and abroad.

Lin Yee Chen

Director, Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS

Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation Chair in Adult Cardiology

The Lillehei Heart Institute was built twenty years ago on the legacy of University of Minnesota icons who created a culture of innovation and discovery. Today, established investigators work together with the next generation of young investigators to advance scientific discovery in the development of cardiovascular disease therapies and to provide training and education for our future cardiovascular scientists and physicians.

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Dr. Lin Yee Chen has been awarded a new NIH RF1 grant. The total award amount for the current fiscal year is $4.39 million.


Led by Medicine's Dr. Demetri Yannopoulos, M Health Fairview launched the ECMO Center of Excellence. The Center for Resuscitation Medicine pioneered the idea of taking lifesaving care of ECMO to patients & thanks to a $10 million grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust, the idea became a reality.

Press Release

The NIH has awarded LHI researcher Rita Perlingeiro, PhD an R01 grant for her project titled "Targeting Dystroglycanopathies using Plurip