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Research that’s making a difference

The Heart and Stroke Foundation proudly supports the work of Canada’s leading researchers. In Ontario, funding from the Foundation’s Provincial Office builds and sustains essential heart and stroke research through training and salary awards. Awardees are selected through a rigorous application and assessment process to ensure that donor and supporter funds are wisely invested.

Click below to learn how the Ontario award recipients are helping prevent disease, save lives, promote recovery and improve quality of life.

PREVENTING DISEASE

Dr. Sonia Anand
Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research
Where health meets culture

Dr. Sheldon Tobe
Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Aboriginal and Rural Health at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Putting patients first to prevent disease

Dr. Salim Yusuf
Heart and Stroke Foundation/Marion W. Burke Chair in Cardiovascular Disease
Could we wipe out premature heart disease?

Dr. Gillian Booth
Building neighbourhoods that reduce diabetes

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Dr. Jeff Healey
Listening for silent symptoms

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Dr. Ravi Retnakaran
Tracing the path from diabetes to heart disease
By Jane Doucet

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SAVING LIVES

Dr. Peter Austin
Using numbers to take aim at heart disease and stroke

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Dr. Rob Beanlands
Creating a clearer picture of cardiovascular disease

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Dr. Steffen-Sebastian Bolz
Turning up the flow of knowledge

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Dr. David Birnie
Finding answers to real-life questions

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Dr. Stephen Ferguson
Going cellular to treat high blood pressure

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Dr. Michael Gollob
Seeking the genetic keys to atrial fibrillation

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Dr. Amer Johri
Finding answers on atherosclerosis
By Jane Doucet

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Dr. Clive Kearon
Targetting dangerous blood clots

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Dr. Dennis Ko
Better evidence, better cardiac care

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Dr. Charmaine Lok
Saving kidney patients from heart disease
By Jane Doucet

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Dr. Lisa Mielniczuk
Improving the odds for the sickest patients

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Dr. Marc Rodger
Solving a maternity mystery

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Dr. David Steinman
Turbulent times for blood flow

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Dr. Keith St. Lawrence
Protecting vulnerable brains

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Dr. Lily Wu
Sugar study sweetens understanding of blood vessels

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Dr. Shetuan Zhang
Chasing electricity

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PROMOTING RECOVERY AND QUALITY OF LIFE

Dr. Michael McGillion
Heart and Stroke Foundation/Michael W. DeGroote Chair in Cardiovascular Nursing
On a quest to conquer persistent forms of cardiac pain.

Dr. David Alter
Can music “fool” the brain into pursuing healthy activity?

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Dr. Rob Fowler
Easing end-of-life care

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Dr. Ada Tang
Using exercise to help people thrive after stroke

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Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2014/15 National Grant-in-Aid awardees

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Provincial Office 2014/15 personnel awards and summer medical student scholarships (PDF 91KB).

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Provincial Office funded research projects in 2012/2013 (PDF 418 KB).

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario Provincial Office 2012 Research Report – Imagine (PDF 6MB).

Last updated: September 2014