February CANnect
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SEED Grant Winner

Dr. Robert Dumaine, from the Université de Sherbrooke, is the winner of a $25,000 CANet SEED Grant, in support of his project Development of predictive tests and procedures for risk assessment of sudden death in epilepsy.

The SEED Grant provides funding for pilot studies in arrhythmia research.

CANet Welcomes New Investigators

Please join us in welcoming these new network members to CANet. We look forward to working with you!
Cheryl Mitchell
Adjunct Professor
Gustavson School of Business University of Victoria
Sponsored by: Anthony Tang

Sridhar Krishnan
Professor, Associate Dean (Research)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ryerson University
Sponsored by: Vijay Chauhan
Debra Eagles
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Victoria
Sponsored by: Ian Stiell

Padma Kaul
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, School of Public Health
University of Alberta
Sponsored by: Roopinder Sandhu

CIHR Funding Recipients

Congratulations to two CANet Investigators who were included in CIHR funding announced in honour of Heart Month. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced the research funding during a tour of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
  • Dr. David Birnie received over $600,000 to conduct the first study of its kind in the world to learn more about cardiac sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that can cause sudden death.
  • Dr. Wenbin Liang received $577,000 to study how to develop more effective therapies for treating irregular heartbeats, a condition which affects over 1 million Canadians. 
Click here to read the full CIHR news release.
Honours and Accolades
Dr. Martin Gardner, Chair of the Training and Education Committee, is being honoured with a Heart of Gold Award at the Heart Heroes gala event in Halifax.
Click here to learn more.
Dr. George Wyse will be the speaker for the 2017 Lecture of a Lifetime series. The University of Calgary event, to be held on May 16, recognizes exceptional talent and achievements, and celebrates outstanding service to the university, its students and the community.

Heart Month

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