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World-renowned scientist makes history, appointed Heart Institute’s chief scientific officer

Long touted as a "rising star" among the Ottawa research community, Dr. Katey Rayner is poised to take cardiovascular research to incredible new heights

Heart Institute scientist to investigate role of genetics in preventing rare form of heart disease

Funding for Dr. Kyoung-Han Kim’s innovative research project will be delivered through the Ontario Research Fund and the Early Researcher Awards

Data Science Centre at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute finds common language across data

Heart Institute announces grand opening of state-of-the-art digital innovation hub for enhanced collaboration and innovation across specialties

February is Heart Month

January 30, 2024, OTTAWA — February is Heart Month in the capital, an opportunity for us all to consider the importance of heart and vascular health, and to raise essential funds for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI). “Every donation, no matter its size, helps fuel our mission to

Heart Institute appoints renowned surgeon and researcher to lead Division of Cardiac Surgery

OTTAWA, September 18, 2023 — The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is proud to announce that Dr. Pierre Voisine will be its next division head of cardiac surgery. Dr. Voisine succeeds Dr. Marc Ruel as of September 15, 2023. “Dr. Voisine will lead our Division of Cardiac Surgery with great

Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance recognized as country’s cardiovascular health hub for women

Pan-Canadian network of cardiovascular health experts and advocates among ten virtual hubs receiving significant investment from Government of Canada The Canadian Women’s Heart Health Alliance (CWHHA), which is powered by the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre (CWHHC) at the University of Ottawa

Heart Institute COVID-19 vaccination policy for staff in effect

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), like The Ottawa Hospital and others across the region, implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy for everyone working in the hospital environment in compliance with the provincial government directive. As of November 1 st, 2021, all staff, medical

Canadians “JUMP IN™” for women’s heart health this September

OTTAWA , September 1 , 2021 — Canadians are taking to social media to JUMP IN™ for Women’s Heart Health, a September-long fundraising and health promotion campaign organized by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, in partnership with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

Heart Institute to implement mandatory vaccine policy

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), like The Ottawa Hospital and others across the region, will follow the provincial government directive and implement a COVID-19 vaccination policy for everyone working in the hospital environment. Key dates under the vaccine policy The UOHI will

Heart Institute reaches incredible milestone: Completes 700th heart transplant

OTTAWA, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Despite the challenges imposed on hospitals in Canada and around the world by the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) pulled off an incredible feat, successfully completing