Posted March 11, 2008
Nine investigators from the Faculty of Medicine have received grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut. The awards were given as a part of the 2008-2009 Grant-in-Aid (GIA) Competition. This year, 21 Grant-in-Aids awards have been approved following recommendations from the national peer review committees totalling $3.725 million
The awards for up to three years in duration will fund cutting edge heart and stroke research in Alberta leading to new and more effective ways of preventing heart disease and stroke.
The funding supports a wide spectrum of research from understanding of the basic biomedical aspects of heart disease and stroke, to quicker and more reliable diagnosis, to determining best practices in treatment and rehabilitation. The Foundation's funding provides support for operating cost of research including, laboratory supplies, technicians, and equipment.
The nine investigators from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine are:
Dr. Gerald W. Zamponi
Dr. Sarah J. Childs
Dr. Derek V. Exner
Dr. Richard Frayne
Dr. Jaideep S. Bains
Dr. Jonathan Lytton
Dr. Doreen M. Rabi
Dr. Yakhin Shimoni
Dr. Paul W.M. Fedak
For further information on the Foundation and its research enterprise:
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada: http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/Page.asp?PageID=24. Heart and Stroke Foundation funded research: http://www.hsf.ca/research/
About the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary
The U of C's Faculty of Medicine is a national leader in health research with an international reputation for excellence and innovation in health care research, education and delivery. Through its educational programs, the Faculty of Medicine trains the physicians and scientists who will lead the next generation of health practitioners. Through its clinical work, continuing medical education programs, and close relationship with the Calgary Health Region, the Faculty of Medicine moves new treatments and diagnostic techniques from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside efficiently and effectively, improving patient care.
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