Recent HSF Grant-in-Aid and CIHR Project Grant Success

Congratulations to Heart Institute researchers on another successful round of securing Heart & Stroke Foundation and CIHR Project grant funding! Our investigators were recently awarded peer reviewed funding to further their cutting-edge research into heart disease and enhance care for our patients.

CIHR  Project Grant 

Emilio Alarcon, PhD (NPI) and Erik Suuronen, PhD (co-PI) 
 Multilayer Hybrid Biomaterial for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
$367,200 over 4 years

Girish Nair, MD
Augmented Wide Area Circumferential Catheter Ablation For Reduction of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence (AWARE) - A Multicentre Randomized Clinical Trial
$747,404 over 3 years

Jennifer Reed, PhD
Exercise Training in Patients with Persistent or Permanent Atrial Fibrillation
$344,250 over 3 years 

Robert Reid, PhD
Randomized trial of peer support for women with heart disease
$405,449 over 3 years

Alexandre Stewart, PhD
Genetic mechanisms of arterial calcification
$554,625 over 5 years 

Heart & Stroke Foundation Grant-in-Aid

Rob Beanlands, MD
Bio-AIMI-HF Study: Role of Biomarkers in Optimizing Imaging Directed Management in Ischemic Heart Failure
$289,338 over 3 years

Sharon Chih, MBBS, PhD
Early Post Transplant Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: ECAV Phase I Study
$300,000 over 3 years

Lisa Mielniczuk, MD
Spironolactone Therapy in Chronic Stable Right Heart Failure (STAR-HF)
$281,648 over 3 years

Pablo Nery, MD
Correlation between Arrhythmia Mechanism and Substrate to Ablate Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
$205,619 over 3 years

Mireille Ouimet, PhD
Macrophage Lipophagy in Immunometabolism and Atherosclerosis
$250,136 over 3 years

Heart & Stroke Foundation Emerging Research Leaders Initiative (ERLI)

Sharon Chih, MBBS, PhD
Heart transplant allograft vasculopathy research program
$150,000 over 3 years

Jennifer Reed, PhD
Exercise training in patients with atrial fibrillation
$148,424 over 3 years

Benjamin Rotstein, PhD
Validation of a fluorine-18 radiotracer for imaging sympathetic denervation in cardiac arrhythmias
$138,000 over 3 years

Heart & Stroke Foundation Personnel Awards

HSFC New Investigator Award
Wenbin Liang, MD, PhD
Role of Wnt signaling in cardiac arrhythmogenesis
$260,000 over 4 years

As highest ranked New Investigator in above competition, Dr Liang has also been awarded
McDonald Scholarship for 2017/18

HSF Ontario Mid-Career Investigator Award
Lisa Mielniczuk, MD
The evaluation of neurohormonal and metabolic aspects of heart failure across the translational
$320,000 over 4 years


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