Emerging Research Leaders Initiative Competition Results: 2017/2018

The Heart & Stroke Foundation is pleased to announce the third 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
Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Canadian National Transplant Research Program
Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research Network
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
Pfizer Canada
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé 
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
 
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:
 
Chruscinski, Andrzej (Multi-Organ Transplantation, University Health Network)
Immune markers and tolerance in transplantation
Mentor: Levy, Gary
Co-Mentor: Zhang, Li
Network Affiliation: Canadian National Transplant Research Program
 
Fine, Nowell (Department of Cardiac Sciences, University of Calgary)
Risk estimation following infarction non-invasive evaluation-implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (REFINE-ICD) imaging sub-study
Mentor: Exner, Derek V.
Co-Mentor: White, James A.
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
 
Hawkins, Nathaniel M. (Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia)
Contemporary treatment and outcomes of atrial fibrillation
Mentor: Cairns, John A.
Co-Mentor: Humphries, Karin
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
 
Reed, Jennifer L. (Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute)
Exercise training in patients with atrial fibrillations
Mentor: Birnie, David H.
Co-Mentor: Pipe, Andrew
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
 
Rotstein, Benjamin H. (Department of biochemistry, University of Ottawa Heart Institute)
Validation of a fluorine-18 radiotracer for imaging sympathetic denervation in cardiac arrhythmias
Mentor: Liu, Peter P.
Co-Mentor: deKemp, Robert
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
 
Shoamanesh, Ashkan (Department of Medicine, McMaster University)
New anticoagulants for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and prior intracerebral hemorrhage (NASPAF-ICH)
Mentor: Hart, Robert
Co-Mentor: Sharma, Mukul
Network Affiliation: Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network
 
Siegal, Deborah M. (Department of Medicine, McMaster University)
Improving cardiovascular outcomes through safe resumption of anticoagulants after anticoagulant-related bleeding
Mentor: Crowther, Mark A.
Co-Mentor: Connolly, Stuart J.
Network Affiliation: Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research Network
 
 
 
 
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