Emerging Research Leaders Initiative Competition Results: 2016/2017

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the second round of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (CCVD) research ERLI grantees. The funding for this initiative has been made possible through partnerships with the following organizations:
Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network
Canadian Vascular Network
Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
Pfizer Canada Inc.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé 
The Emerging Research Leaders Initiative (ERLI) is an establishment grant program for researchers at the transition stage from post-doctoral fellow to early professional career stage in the areas of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.
This initiative aims to support successful early career launch of new investigators. Through this initiative, partners will provide establishment grant funds that will create a set of conditions conducive to the successful career launch of emerging research leaders in the cardiovascular, and/or cerebrovascular health research domains.
The successful awards are listed below:
Fullerton, Morgan (Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Ottawa)
The role of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in cardiovascular disease.
Mentor: McPherson, Ruth
Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
Lin, Steve (Rescu, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital)
Optimizing Cerebral Oxygenation And Metabolism In Cardiac Arrest
Mentor: Dorian, Paul
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Paulin, Roxane (Department of Medicine, Laval University)
An RV-T cell axis in pulmonary hypertension
Mentor: Provencher, Steeve
Co-Mentor: Michelakis, Evangelos D.
Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
Roberts, Jason (Department of Medicine, Western University)
GENEtic Predictors of Successful Atrial Fibrillation Treatment (GENE-AF)
Mentor: Tang, Anthony S.L.
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Udell, Jacob (Department of Medicine, Women’s College Hospital)
Disruptive Innovation in Heart Disease Research
Mentor: Farkouh, Michael E.
Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
Ussher, John (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta)
Vascular Insulin Signaling and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Mentor: Seubert, John M.
Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network