The McDonald Scholarship was established in honour of Mr. Ewing (Mac) McDonald, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada’s Executive Director from 1968 to 1987. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to the highest-rated applicant in the New Investigator competition. The award is valued at more than $300,000 over a period of five years.
2014 - 2015
Dr. Robert A. Rose (Dalhousie University)
New InvestigatorNatriuretic peptides regulate sinoatrial node function and arrhythmogenesis in heart disease.
2013 - 2014
Dr. Katey Rayner (University of Ottawa Heart Institute)
MicroRNA-33 regulation of PGC-1 alpha: role in atherosclerosis and obesity.
2012 - 2013
Dr. Gustavo Saposnik (St. Michael's Hospital)
Efficacy of virtual reality exercises using Wii gaming technology in stroke rehabilitation: a multicentre randomized clinical trial (EVEREST multicentre).
2011 - 2012
Dr. Grant R.J. Gordon (University of Calgary)
Control of cerebrovascular diameter by astrocytes during oxygen glucose deprivation.
2010 - 2011
Dr. Gavin Y. Oudit (University of Alberta)
Role of ACE2 in heart disease: using human recombinant ACE2 as potential therapy.
2009 - 2010
Dr. David Hess (Robarts Research Institute)
Cellular progenitors and molecular mediators of vascular regeneration
Dr. Shelagh Coutts (University of Calgary)
CT and MRI in the triage of TIA and minor cerebrovascular events (CATCH).
2008 - 2009
Dr. Christopher Ahern (University of British Columbia)
Investigating anti-arrhythmic inhibition of voltage-gated sodium channels with unnatural amino acids and fluorescence spectroscopy.
2007 - 2008
Dr. John Seubert (University of Alberta)
Role of eicosanoids in the heart: implications of arachidonic acid and its metabolites in regulating myocardial function and ischemic injury.
2006 - 2007
Dr. Angela Devlin (University of British Columbia)
Nutrition, epigenetics & risk for cardiovascular disease.
2005 - 2006
Dr. Gregory Miller (University of British Columbia)
Depression, inflammation, and risk for coronary heart disease.
2004 - 2005
Dr. Michael Czubryt (University of Manitoba)
Roles of MEF2 and HDAC5 in cardiac failure and hypertrophy.
2003 - 2004
Dr. Fang Liu (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto)
Protein-protein interactions in the regulation of AMPA receptor mediated neurotoxicity.
2002 - 2003
Dr. Darren E. Richard (Laval University)
Vasoactive hormones and hypoxia in the control of vascular endothelial growth factor.
2001 - 2002
Dr. Donald Welsh (University of Calgary)
Basis of pyrimidine-induced vasoconstriction.
2000 - 2001
Dr. Terence E. Hébert (Université de Montréal)
Organization and specificity in G protein-coupled receptor signalling.
1999 - 2000
Dr. Eric Thorin (Université de Montréal)
Influence des changements de couplages récepteurs / protéines G sur la fonction endothéliale vasculaire.
1998 - 1999
Dr. Stephen Ferguson (University of Western Ontario)
Role of B-arrestins in B2-adrenergic receptor resensitivization.
1997 - 1998
Dr. Louise Pilote (McGill University)
Health services and outcomes research to assess the treatment and prevention of coronary artery disease.
1996 - 1997
Dr. Yu Tian Wang (University of Toronto)
GABa receptors in the solitary complex of the rat - regulation by protein tyrosine phosphorylation.
1995 - 1996
Dr. Marlys Koschinsky (Queen's University)
Analysis of structure-function relationships in human apolipoprotein(a).
1994 - 1995
Dr. Rui Wang (Université de Montréal)
Altered calcium handling mechanisms in vascular smooth muscle cells from diabetic rats.
1993 - 1994
Dr. Zemin Yao (University of Alberta)
Mechanism for intracellular degradation of hepatic apolipoprotein B.
1992 - 1993
Dr. Hoda Eid (University of Ottawa)
Plasticity of adult cardiac myocyte phenotype in monoculture and in co-culture with epicardial mesothelial cells.
1991 - 1992
Dr. David Fedida (Queen's University)
Control of the alpha1-adrenoceptor-mediated positive inotropic effect in the heart and modulation of ion channels.
1990 - 1991
Dr. Robert Hegele (University of Toronto)
Family-based approaches in the assessment of dyslipoproteinemias.
1989 - 1990
Dr. Mona Nemer (Université de Montréal)
Expression of natrial natriuretic factor in normal and diseased hearts.