Announcing the 2016 Endowed Fellowships & Graduate Award Recipients

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)’s Endowed Fellowships and Graduate Awards recognize highly qualified trainees undertaking research at the Institute. These Fellowships and Awards provide stipends to Postdoctoral Fellows, Clinical Fellows, and Graduate Students; and serve as tools to retain current talents, as well as recruit new talents. For more details, please visit the Endowed Fellowships page.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016 awards!

STRATEGIC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

  • Benoit Laffont, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

  Supervisor: Katey Rayner, PhD

  Project title: A role for microRNAs in regulating macrophage necroptosis during atherosclerosis development

DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS 

Ernest and Margaret Ford Fellowship

  • Fernanda Erthal, MD, Clinical Fellow                                                          

  Supervisors: Rob Beanlands, MD & Benjamin Chow, MD

  Project title: Innovative myocardial characterization using multi-modality imaging: validation and application to direct therapies 

Whit and Heather Tucker Fellowship

  • Han-bin Lin, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

  Supervisor: Peter Liu, MD

  Project title: The essential role of innate immune NOD1/RIP2 signalling pathway on cardiac hypertrophic response

Vered-Beanlands Fellowship

  • Daniel Juneau, MD, Clinical Fellow

  Supervisor: Rob Beanlands, MD

  Project title: Use of advanced cardiac imaging in cardiac inflammation

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA CARDIAC ENDOWMENT FUND AT THE HEART INSTITUTE

  • Ali Ahmadi, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow

  Supervisor: Lisa Mielniczuk, MD

  Project title: Testing fatty acid oxidation Inhibition as a potential novel treatment strategy in pulmonary artery hypertension and right heart failure

  • My-Anh Nguyen, PhD Student 

  Supervisor: Katey Rayner, PhD

  Project title: Role of exosomal microRNAs in atherogenesis

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