Heart Institute’s scientist recognized with the American Heart Association’s 2021 Joseph A. Vita Award

November 12, 2021

Congratulations Katey Rayner, PhD!

The American Heart Association (AHA) will present its 2021 Joseph A. Vita Award to Katey Rayner, PhD. This award is given annually in honour of the late cardiovascular scientist Joseph A. Vita, M.D., to recognize research that had a major impact on the field of cardiovascular biology or cardiovascular health during the last five years. Katey Rayner will be receiving her award during the Presidential Session on November 14 at this year AHA Scientific Sessions and is sharing the award with Dr. Kiran Musunuru from the University of Pennsylvania.

Katey Rayner, director of the Cardiometabolic microRNA Laboratory, was selected in recognition of her contributions to cardiovascular research and her discovery of the critical role microRNAs play in regulating HDL cholesterol.

Earlier this year, she was the awardee of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant ($748,653 over 3 years) for the project Targeting RIPK1 in Immunometabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases alongside co-investigators: Drs. Rob Beanlands and Benjamin Hibbert and scientist Adam J. Shuhendler.

To learn more

Read the press release issued by the American Heart Association.