The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) are pleased to announce the results of a special funding opportunity to build capacity in the area of cardiovascular health policy research.
This special award was developed in memory of Dr. Andrés Petrasovits, an eminent leader who devoted nearly three decades of his life to cardiovascular health policy.
At present, Canada has a shortage of highly qualified research personnel in this area in all regions of the country and in all disciplines within the cardiovascular communities. Health policy is increasingly relevant as a lever for the prevention and control of chronic disease such as heart failure and other cardiovascular illnesses.
This partnership will support one fellowship award, valued at $70,000 per year for three years in the area of cardiovascular health policy research as it relates to the prevention and control of cardiovascular disease.
This award will be highlighted at the 5th International Heart Health Conference in Milan, Italy in June 2004.
Congratulations to the successful candidate!
Dr. Barbara Riley (University of Ottawa)
A political ecology of primary prevention: the case of cardiovascular disease in Canada.
Supervisor: Nancy Christine Edwards