The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada funds innovative Heart Institute research

June 1, 2023

The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada (Heart & Stroke) named four researchers from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute recipients of project funding through its Grant-in-Aid Program.

The Grant-in-Aid Program provides operating funds to support important, pertinent, novel research in the areas of heart disease and stroke.

Congratulations to all our researchers!

  • Thomas Lagace, PhD 
    Project: Role of PCSK9 Proteolytic Processing in Inflammation  
    Funding: $278,775 over three years 
  • Jennifer Reed, PhD 
    Project: Exercise Training in WomEn with HEart Disease (EXCEED) Randomized Control Trial (RCT)  
    Funding: $275,915 over three years 
  • Benjamin Rotstein, PhD 
    Project: Imaging Cardiac Autonomic Function in Heart Failure 
    Funding: $261,000 over three years 
  • Alexandre Stewart, PhD 
    Project: Macrophage Growth Factor that Protects Against Endotoxin-induced QT  
    Funding: $300,000 over three years 

Learn more about Heart & Stroke grant programs for researchers.

To coordinate an interview with any of the recipients listed above, please contact the media liaison below.

Media contact

Leigh B. Morris
Communications Officer
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
613-316-6409 (cell)