Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in
the United States. Clinical cardiovascular research focuses on achieving a greater
understanding of normal structure and function, and development of the cardiovascular
disease process. By investigating the mechanisms of various types of cardiovascular
disease and developing new treatments, researchers at the Medical College of Georgia
are working to change the statistic.
Areas of clinical research include:
- Clinical Trials
- Investigator-initiated Clinical Research
- Translational Research involves moving knowledge gained in a laboratory to its application in clinical and
community settings. Medical scholars research presentations, known as posters, can
be viewed by clicking here.
- Basic Science. As we cooperate with the Georgia Prevention Institute, our strength is in our research as evident in collaboration with Dr. Ryan A. Harris.
Dr. Robinson is heavily involved in clinical research at the Medical College of Georgia.
He is currently investigating the potential of high dose intravenous N-acetylcysteine
to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing coronary artery
bypass and/or valve surgery. Dr. Robinson is also leading a study quantifying the
vascular and cognitive effects of alpha-lipoic acid on older adults through flow-mediated
dilation and the Cambridge Cognitive Examination, respectively.