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UK's first congenital heart research centre opens

We are delighted to inform you that a new Congenital Research Centre, the UK's first dedicated centre will officially open on Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 7.00pm.

Join us on launch night and enjoy a private viewing of the Scarred FOR Life exhibition.

University Campus Suffolk (UCS) and The Somerville Foundation, have partnered to establish a new state-of-the-art research centre based in Suffolk.

The first ever dedicated congenital heart research centre in the UK, and part of only a handful worldwide, will focus on finding more effective ways to treat and support individuals with congenital heart conditions.

It will utilise UCS’s expertise in cardiovascular science, exercise physiology and psychology and The Somerville Foundation’s expertise in supporting people with the condition.

The centre will be screening members of the public as well as sportsmen and women for heart conditions such as those affecting footballer Fabrice Muamba and more recently England Cricketer James Taylor.

Parking is available, free of charge in the evening, in the UCS car park - sat nav postcode IP3 8AH. For directions please visit

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