The New York Cardiac Center (NYCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing scientific research and education. Our mission is to be a part of the ongoing effort to diagnose, cure, and prevent heart disease, cancer, and related illnesses.
Founded in 1937 by Harry Hershfeld and Alfred McCosker, NYCC has since adapted its mission from providing convalescent care for those with heart disease to focusing on research and development opportunities. Since then, NYCC has taken innovative and concentrated risks in order to advance long-term human health. In the past four decades, NYCC has refocused its projects with an emphasis on funding the next generation of projects, researchers, students, and scientists.
The board is composed of individuals across varying professional, medical, and educational fields. To read more about the board and their history with the NYCC see ‘Our Board.’
NYCC projects are associated with some of the premier research and educational institutions in the United States including Yale University School of Medicine, New York University, and the Weill-Cornell Medical Center.
Furthermore, NYCC is committed to supporting cardiovascular and secondary education in association with the New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and the New York Cardiological Society, and the Bronx High School of Science, respectively.
NYCC remains committed to supporting the education of present and future generations of researchers and scientists. A series of four-year college scholarships are awarded each year to graduates of a New York inner-city school who desire to further their education in STEM fields.
Founded with the goal of understanding and combatting cardiovascular illnesses, NYCC supports projects with similar purposes and intentions.
Experimental and effective treatments could not be done without the support of NYCC. For example, one of our current projects, in association with Yale University School of Medicine, has dramatically changed the protocol for heart transplants.
One of NYCC’s key principles is ensuring collaboration across scientific disciplines. With the help of the American College of Cardiology and the NY Cardiological Society, NYCC has facilitated numerous opportunities for collaboration.