About Us

Overview The CVRI is one of the first cardiovascular institutes of its kind at a historically minority institution. A multi-investigator, multidisciplinary organization 

Research Programs

The CVRI embraces an inclusive, integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to research in cardiovascular science. 

R-Center Portal

The R-CENTER Web Portal serves as a point of access for investigators, students, faculty, and staff across MSM to access information, resources, and data.


MSM employs more than 250 full- and part-time faculty members, many of whom are internationally recognized in their field.

Meet the Director


Dr. Herman Taylor serves as the director and endowed professor of CVRI, bringing expertise, a diverse perspective and multiple experiences to this role.

Research Facilities

 The CVRI is over 7000 sq. ft. of research space  that are accessible to all MSM researchers on a fee-for-service basis.


Since its inception in 1978, MSM has maintained the tripartite mission of excellence in teaching, research and service..

Contact Us

Follow the link for the mailing address and mainline phone number for the  Cardiovascular Research Institute. 

Cardiovascular Research Institute