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A call for training programmes in cardiovascular genomics

Genomic data are increasingly being integrated into health care. We propose an outline for structured training in cardiovascular genomics, recognizing the growing need for a cardiovascular genomics subspecialty and cardiovascular subspecialists who incorporate genomics advances to optimize the management of heritable cardiovascular diseases.

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Fig. 1: Components of a proposed curriculum for a 1-year fellowship in cardiovascular genomics.

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M.S.S. acknowledges the Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship programme at the University of Kansas Medical Center for fostering a research environment for fellows in training. M.J.A. is supported in part by the Mayo Clinic Windland Smith Rice Comprehensive Sudden Cardiac Death Program. I.J.K. is funded by a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute training and mentorship grant (K24-HL70710) and by a National Human Genome Research Institute grant (HG006379).

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Safarova, M.S., Ackerman, M.J. & Kullo, I.J. A call for training programmes in cardiovascular genomics. Nat Rev Cardiol 18, 539–540 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-021-00586-5

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