Emerging Research Leaders Initiative – 2015 Competition Results

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Lung Association are pleased to announce the inaugural ERLI grantees. The funding for this initiative has been made possible through partnerships with the following organizations:
 
Canadian Respiratory Research Network
Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network
Canadian Vascular Network
AllerGen NCE
Brain Canada Foundation
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
Pfizer Canada
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, cerebrovascular, and/or respiratory health 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, cerebrovascular, and/or respiratory health research domains.
 
The successful awards are listed below:
  • Arcand, JoAnne (Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
    Evaluation of web-based dietary screening tools in the management of cardiovascular risk factors
    Mentor: Mary R. L’Abbe & John S. Floras
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
    Project Profile
  • de Azeredo Coutinho, Thais (Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute)
    Investigating the pathogenesis and clinical applications of arterial health in cardiovascular diseases
    Mentor: Robert Beanlands
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
    Project Profile
  • Brunham, Liam (Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia)
    Genomic markers of cerebral small vessel ischemia
    Mentor: Nadia Khan
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
    Project Profile
  • Sandhu, Roopinder (Department of Medicine, University of Alberta)
    Improving stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation through pharmacist prescribing: PIAAF Rx Study
    Mentor: Finlay A. McAlister
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network
    Project Profile
  • Kramer, Caroline (Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes, Mount Sinai Hospital)
    Longitudinal course of metabolic health across the full spectrum of body weight
    Mentor: Ravi Retnakaran & Bernard Zinman
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
    Project Profile
  • Santosa, Sylvia (Department of Exercise Science, Concordia University)
    Acute and chronic effects of obesity on cardiovascular disease risk factors
    Mentor: Simon Bacon & Jose Morais
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
    Project Profile
  • West, Christopher (ICORD, University of British Columbia)
    Habitual physical activity, exercise and cardiovascular function in spinal cord injury
    Mentor: William Sheel
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Vascular Network
    Project Profile
  • Wilton, Stephen (Department of Cardiac Sciences & Medicine, University of Calgary)
    An individualized shared decision-making intervention for atrial fibrillation stroke prevention
    Mentor: Robert Sheldon & William Ghali
    Network Affiliation: Canadian Stroke Prevention Intervention Network
    Project Profile
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