Announcing Dr. F. Daniel Ramirez as the 2017 Institute Trainee of the Year

Dr. F. Daniel Ramirez received the Trainee of the Year Award at Research Day from Dr. Peter Liu, Chief Scientific Officer, UOHI
Dr. F. Daniel Ramirez received the Trainee of the Year Award at Research Day from Dr. Peter Liu, Chief Scientific Officer, UOHI
We are pleased to announce that F. Daniel Ramirez, MD, Cardiology Resident and MSc Candidate, has been awarded the 2017 Trainee of the Year. Dr. Ramirez will be receiving this award and presenting his research at the 30th Annual Research Day on May 15, 2017.

Dr. F. Daniel Ramirez is a Cardiology Resident and concurrently completing graduate work in the School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine (Supervisors: David Birnie, MD, and George A. Wells, PhD).

Dr. Ramirez is widely recognized as having excelled in both arenas of trainee productivity and trainee leadership. While balancing clinical and research training, Dr. Ramirez has been the trainee lead on several research projects, including a Master’s thesis currently in progress, as well as numerous other studies from basic science inquiries through to pure epidemiology. Dr. Ramirez’s MSc dissertation is focused on predicting atrial fibrillation onset and progression in patients with long-term continuous rhythm monitoring.

Dr. Ramirez’s incredible productivity is evident in 26 peer reviewed publications. He has published as first-author in several high impact journals, including Circulation, Circulation Research, and the Journal of the American Heart Association. He has presented at 24 local, national, and international meetings including the most recent Annual Scientific Session of the American Heart Association. Dr. Ramirez has also been awarded peer reviewed funding.

Dr. Ramirez is also involved in mentoring junior trainees. He directly supervises two medical students and two junior Cardiology residents. He is on the Cardiology Residency Program Committee, a trainee reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, and a member of the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet)’s Highly Qualified Personnel Association.

Highlights of Dr. Ramirez’s achievements in 2016-17:

  • CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (Master’s Award)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship
  • First author on several high impact publications including:
  • “Methodological rigor in preclinical cardiovascular studies: Targets to enhance reproducibility and promote research translation” published in Circulation Research
  • “Sex bias in increasingly prevalent in preclinical cardiovascular research: Implications for translational medicine and health equity for women. A systematic assessment of leading cardiovascular journals over a 10-year period” published in Circulation
  • “Association between self-reported potentially modifiable cardiac risk factors and perceived need to improve physical health: a population-based study” published in the Journal of the American Heart Association