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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 2013 Ontario award recipients are helping prevent disease, save lives, promote recovery and improve quality of life.

PREVENTING DISEASE

Dr. Gillian Booth
Building neighbourhoods that reduce diabetes

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Dr. Jeff Healey
Listening for silent symptoms

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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. Clive Kearon
Targetting dangerous blood clots

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Dr. Dennis Ko
Better evidence, better cardiac care

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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. 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. 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, Ontario funded research projects in 2012/2013 (PDF 418 KB).

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

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Ontario 2011 Research Report – Imagine (PDF 783KB).

Last updated: November 2013