Program Overview

The Bench to Bassinet Program is a major effort launched by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to learn more about how the heart develops and why children are born with heart problems. This information will be used to develop new ways to help infants, children, teenagers, and adults born with heart disease.

Our Mission: The Bench to Bassinet's mission is to accelerate scientific discovery to clinical practice by fostering collaborations of basic, translational and clinical researchers through a flexible program designed to improve outcomes for individuals with congenital heart disease while supporting the needs of the pediatric heart disease research community.