Announcing Dr. Darryl Davis as 2016 Institute Investigator of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Darryl Davis, MD, has been awarded 2016 Investigator of the Year! Dr. Davis will be receiving his award and presenting his research on Research Day, May 30 2016.

Dr. Davis is a clinician scientist and a cardiac electrophysiologist in the Division of Cardiology at the UOHI. He directs the Cardiac Translational Research Laboratory. He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine with a cross-appointment in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Davis’s research focuses on the culture of explant-derived cardiac stem cells from routine myocardial biopsies, with an emphasis on developing novel means of enhancing long-term engraftment and therapeutic repair of ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Recruited to the UOHI in 2009, Dr. Davis has developed an excellent research program in regenerative medicine. Dr. Davis holds continuous peer reviewed funding from several agencies including CIHR, Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Stem Cell Network and the Ontario Ministry of Innovation, amongst others. He is a co-investigator on several large-scale projects in collaboration with other researchers. Dr. Davis holds an excellent publication record. He regularly gives invited talks at international meetings and serves on several peer review panels including CIHR, HSF, as well as the British Heart Foundation. Dr. Davis has trained a number of graduate and undergraduate students and fellows. He serves as Director of the Electrophysiology Postgraduate Research Program.

Here are a few examples of the year Dr. Davis has had. In 2015-16 Dr. Davis:

  • Succeeded in obtaining a CIHR Clinician Scientist Phase 2 award (renewal) as career support for his application on “strategies to enhance cardiac repair of advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy by autologous cardiac-derived cells”. The application was ranked #1 in the competition.
  • Was awarded a University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Tier 2 Research Chair
  • Received CFI infrastructure funding (in collaboration with Dr. Michael Rudnicki, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)





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