2014 HSF Summer Medical Student Scholarships

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Provincial Office, is pleased to announce the recipients of the Summer Medical Student Scholarships. The scholarships are worth $5000 each and provide opportunities for medical students to pursue a 3-month cardiovascular/ cerebrovascular research project under an identified supervisor.

The 2014 scholarships represent a $57,000 investment and are made possible through the generosity of the identified donors.


Award Name (Donor)



Project Title

McMaster University

Evelyn McGloin Scholarship (shared)

Devin Chetan

Dr. Tapas Mondal

Improving outcomes of Children with Tetralogy of Fallot: Determining indications for pulmonary valve (PV) preservation

Evelyn McGloin Scholarship (shared)

Calvin Yeh

Dr. Jeffrey Weitz

The anti-coagulant effects of rivaroxaban and apixaban on the prothrombinase complex

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

HSF-TD scholarship*

Zsolt Toth

Dr. Sheldon Tobe

Childhood obesity and overweight rates in M’Chigeeng First Nation: 5 year trend comparison to ICES or CIHI data

Queen’s University

Miriam Neveren Scholarship

Amro Qaddaoura

Dr. Adrian Baranchuk

Does obstructive sleep apnea predict the occurrence of atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery?

University of Ottawa

Hannah Pherril Scholarship

Pushpinder Kanda

Dr. Darryl Davis

Cardiac stem cells for myocardial repair

University of Toronto

Irwin Bernick Scholarship (shared)

Jiayi (Mary) Tao

Dr. Graham Roche-Nagle

Temporary inferior vena cava filters-indications and retrieval rates

Irwin Bernick Scholarship (shared)

Eli Lechtman

Dr. Alan Moody

Carotid imaging in Canada: a cost effectiveness analysis

Dr. Jack V. Tu Scholarship (shared)

Kai-Ho Fok

Dr. Bernd Wintersperger


Patient-robust magnetic resonance imaging approaches to diffuse myocardial fibrosis

Dr. Jack V. Tu Scholarship (shared)

Olivia Li

Dr. Moira Kapral


The effects of sex and gender on the presentation, management and outcomes of patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) in Ontario

Dr. Christopher McCulloch Scholarship

Paris Lai

Dr. Krista Lanctot

Cognitive and functional outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI): pilot study

Dr. Christopher McCulloch Scholarship

Ben Ouyang

Dr. Kullervo Hynynen

Focused ultrasound for image-guided noninvasive cardiac ablation

Dr. Christopher McCulloch Scholarship

Lisa Saldanha

Dr. Thomas Lindsey

Long term PAD outcome

Western University

R. John and Agnes M. Adams Scholarship (shared)

Paul Atkins

Dr. David Spence

Evaluation of carotid artery atherosclerosis area in young volunteers with positive family history for premature cardiovascular events

R. John and Agnes M. Adams Scholarship (shared)

Olgun Isleam

Dr. David Spence

Carotid plaque progression/regression and microemboli on transcranial Doppler in patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis

*The HSF-TD Scholarship supports a 4-month research project with funding of $12,000.