Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa
The Hatter Institute for Cardiovascular Research in Africa (HICRA), within the Department of Medicine is located at the 4th and 5th floor of the Chris Barnard Building, at the University of Cape Town. The Institute, led by director Prof. Karen Sliwa is an active and productive arena for the training of both clinician-scientists and biomedical scientists with a focus on condition common in Africa.
HICRA is comprised of several groups, namely the Cardiac Disease and Maternity Group, Cardioprotection Group, Cardiovascular Genetics, Lipid Research Group and Heart of Africa Projects.
Our state-of-the-art Translational Research hub provides a vibrant and stimulating space for interaction between members from the different research groups.
A major focus is on translational research and to serve as a centre of training for post-graduate students from South Africa and other African countries.