Jump Start Resuscitation - Competition Results 2011

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is pleased to announce the Jump Start Resuscitation 2011 competition results.

The aim of this strategic initiative is to build greater capacity for resuscitation research in Canada and to support the next generation of researchers who will contribute to advancing knowledge and improving the quality of patient care and patient outcomes in this important area.
The preliminary list of Jump Start Resuscitation 2011 awards is posted below. This list is for information only and is current as of May 31, 2011. Each applicant will receive a letter to notify her/him of the results of this year's competition. The Offer of Award will constitute the official record.

Research Scholarship

  • Thiruganasambandamoorthy, Venkatesh (Emergency Medicine, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
    A study to derive a clinical decision rule to predict short-term serious adverse events in adult syncope patients after emergency department discharge.
    Supervisor: Stiell, Ian G. Co-supervisor: Wells, George A.

Research Fellowships

  • Azam, Mohammed Ali (Department of Cardiology, Toronto General Hospital)
    Modulation of cardiac energy source for the management of ventricular fibrillation and post-resuscitation cardiac dysfunction.
    Supervisor: Nanthakumar, Kumaraswamy
  • Dainty, Katie (Keenan Research Centre, St. Michael's Hospital)
    An ethnographic study of embeddedness of a post-arrest care team model.
    Supervisor: Morrison, Laurie J. Co-supervisor: Straus, Sharon E.
  • Ramadeen, Andrew (Department of Cardiology, St. Michael's Hospital)
    Effect and mechanism of S44121 in a porcine model of ventricular fibrillation.
    Supervisor: Dorian, Paul 

Doctoral Research Awards

  • Thavandiran, Nimalan (Chemical Engineering and applied Chemistry, University of Toronto)
    Development of high-throughput cardiac micro-tissue array bioreactor platform for electrical stimulation and drug screens using arrhythmogenic and resuscitation models.
    Supervisor: Zandstra, Peter W. Co-supervisor: Radisic, Milica 

Master's Studentship

  • Buick, Jason (Rescu, St. Michael's Hospital)
    Does location matter? Neighbourhood effect on bystander CPR and cardiac arrest survival.
    Supervisor: Morrison, Laurie J.