Women, Heart Disease and Stroke Research

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OBJECTIVE: TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH IN ONTARIO IN AREAS OF CARDIOVASCULAR/CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE AND HEALTH SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO WOMEN.
 
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) is continuing to offer two new fellowship awards which are focused specifically on cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease and health in women.  The Foundation wishes to continue to encourage investigators to extend their research into areas that will give further insight into the causes and the prevention of cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease in women.
 

Eligibility

THIS AWARD IS INTENDED FOR INDIVIDUALS BEGINNING THEIR POST-GRADUATE SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH CAREER IN THE AREA OF WOMEN’S HEART DISEASE AND STROKE RESEARCH.
 
Two post-doctoral Fellowships will be offered to highly qualified candidates who have completed all formal academic training and who wish to acquire two years of supervised research experience in an established research setting, working with an identified academic supervisor.  The award is intended for applicants with a Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent.  It is intended to foster the research training of individuals who are committed to a career in the field of cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease and health in women.  Research may focus on and include the action of natural and administered hormones on cardiovascular pathophysiology in all its variant manifestations; genetics related to the expression of congenital and acquired heart disease; diagnostic and therapeutic issues relating to disease management; modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and efficacy of risk factor reduction; efficacy of rehabilitation programs in women and factors of prevention; and diagnosis, treatment and recovery specific to cardiovascular/cerebrovascular disease in women.  An awardee may not be in receipt of another major award at the same time.
 

Tenure

The award is held at the post-doctoral Fellowship level for a period of two years, with funding in year two conditional on adequate progress.
 
The Foundation expects nominating institutions to ensure that successful candidates devote no less than 75% of their time toward research.  This commitment is required at the time of application.
 

Applications

Applications for the award must be submitted into the National Research Fellowship Award competition by November 1, 2007 for commencement July 1, 2008.  Junior Personnel (Fellowship) application forms may be obtained by accessing the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada website. To be considered for this award please also submit 2 copies of the application with cover letter acknowledging your intent to be considered for this award to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
 
All applications will undergo the National Research Fellowship peer review by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, in accordance with the standards and criteria employed by the Fellowships Committee.
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Associate Manager, Research Administration,
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300,
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4
Tel:  (416) 489-7111 ext. 403
Fax:  (416) 489-7003

 

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