Sidney Kimmel Laboratory for Preventive Cardiology at Thomas Jefferson University

According to CDC data, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. With its gift of $2.5 million to establish the Sidney Kimmel Laboratory for Preventive Cardiology in 2001, the Kimmel Foundation sought to make an impact on those statistics.

Early detection, active prevention and education are crucial tools in changing the progression of lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease. If risk factors can be identified and subtle predictors mapped, even in those not traditionally considered at risk, then heart disease can be halted or abated. That is the goal of the scientists and physicians of the Laboratory who work to develop and implement innovative strategies for disease prevention.