CARDIOMETABOLIC RESEARCH AWARD FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATORS

CCS/HSRLCE/BI-Lilly Cardiometabolic Research Award

The Heart & Stroke / Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research (HSRLCE), the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, HSRLCE, and the BI-Lilly Alliance created an award entitled “CCS/HSRLCE/BI-Lilly-Cardiometabolic Research Award.” This Award is intended for Canadian clinical residents (PGY 4-6), or PhDs and MDs who are within five years of their first faculty appointment at a Canadian academic institution for a research project on any topic related to cardiometabolic disease.

In 2021 we received 11 submissions from Cross-Canada. A total of 4 awards totaling $70K were awarded based on an independent peer-review process. Recipients of the award were:

Dr. Bahar Behrouzi
University Of Toronto
Investigating viral respiratory infections (VRI) in real-world patients with/at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) using epidemiological techniques
Awarded $20,000

Dr. Vinay Garg
University Of Toronto
ADJUnctive use of SGLT2i Prior to Elective Cardioversion for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter Recurrence: A Pilot Study
Awarded $15,000

Dr. Vaibhav Patel
University Of Calgary
Targeting mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism in aortic aneurysm
Awarded $20,000

Dr. Husam Abdel-Qadir
University Of Toronto
SGLT2 inhibitors for Patients with Atrial fibrillation and Diabetes
Awarded $15,000

The four finalists were invited to present their research projects at a session held during the virtual CCC on October 21, 2021.

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