The Cardiology Division is active in both clinical and basic science research. All fellows are encouraged to become involved in ongoing research projects. Research is a very important component of training in cardiovascular disease. The UIHC Division of Cardiovascular Diseases is a leader in basic science and clinical research. All of our fellows spend 12 months in research activities, usually during their second year of training. The fellows are paired with mentors depending on the fellow’s research interests. Fellows are also encouraged to prepare and submit interesting cases for publication. The opportunity to complete a dedicated 4th year of either clinical or basic science research is also available.