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Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU)

The Cardiovascular Health Research Unit (CHRU) is a joint program of the University of Washington and Group Health. This research program seeks to further the development and application of knowledge related to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Through the collaborative efforts of organizations and researchers based in the Pacific Northwest, CHRU projects are developing innovative approaches to the evaluation of prevention and treatment efforts related to the cardiovascular health of the public. CHRU projects enhance bridges between medicine and public health that foster research on the epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

The CHRU is a unit of the University of Washington, School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine. In addition to Group Health, the CHRU maintains close ties with the Seattle-King County Health Department’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS), the Seattle Medic One Program, and the University of Washington Clinical Nutrition Research Unit (CNRU).