Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario: 2013/2014 Personnel Awards Announcement

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Provincial Office Personnel Awards were established to build cardiovascular/cerebrovascular (CCVD) health research capacity in Ontario by providing salary support to highly qualified individuals to protect professional time for research that will improve health, enhance longevity, and reduce the burden of illness and disability.

Clinician-Scientist awardees have demonstrated a commitment to building an influential program of CCVD health research relevant to the Foundation’s mission. Phase I Clinician-Scientists have held their first academic appointment for no more than four years at the start date of the award. Phase II Clinician-Scientists have held their first academic appointment for no fewer than four, and no more than eight years at the start date of the award.

Mid-Career Investigator awardees have demonstrated a track record of research excellence and productivity as Principal Investigator in a research discipline relevant to the Foundation’s mission. Their body of work is well-recognised, frequently cited and considered by their peers to be influential and of excellent quality. Mid-career investigators have held their first academic appointment for no fewer than eight and no more than eighteen years at the start date of the award.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Provincial Office is pleased to announce the individuals who have received funding in the 2013/2014 Personnel Award Competition.

The awards became effective July 1, 2013.

Investigator

Institution

Award

2013-2014 Funding Amount

Full Award Term (# of years)

Research Program

Dr. David A. Alter

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Characterizing the adherence phenotypes of populations with cardiovascular disease: Applications for health services research and interventions

Dr. David H. Birnie

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Comprehensive program of patient orientated research in cardiac arrhythmia

Dr. Gillian L. Booth

St. Michael’s Hospital

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Population-based strategies for reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease due to diabetes

Dr. Robert A. Fowler

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Improving end-of-life care for Canadians with heart disease and stroke

Dr. Michael H. Gollob

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Novel molecular targets and mechanisms of human atrial fibrillation

Dr. Jeff S. Healey

Hamilton Health Sciences Centre

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Detection and treatment of sub-clinical atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke

Dr.  Dennis T. Ko

Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences

Clinician-Scientist Phase II

$80,000

3

Improve the quality and outcomes of care of patients with cardiovascular diseases

Dr. Lisa M. Mielniczuk

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Clinician-Scientist Phase II

$80,000

3

Cardiopulmonary energetics and metabolism in right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension

Dr. Keith S.

St. Lawrence

Lawson Health Research Institute

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Developing non-invasive optical techniques to detect cerebral ischemia in critical-care patients

Dr. David A. Steinman

University of Toronto

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Hemodynamic and geometric risk factors: Turning theory into practice

Dr. Ada Tang

McMaster University

Clinician-Scientist Phase I

$70,000

4

Exercise and cardiovascular health after stroke

Dr. Lingyun (Lily) Wu

Lakehead University

Mid-Career  Investigator

$80,000

4

Methylgloxal metabolism and vascular remodelling

Undefined