University of Ottawa Heart Institute to launch state-of-the-art Data Science Centre

March 14, 2024

On Wednesday, March 20, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) will host the grand opening of the Data Science Centre, a state-of-the-art digital innovation hub at the UOHI that will leverage cardiovascular data science, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to advance cardiovascular research and improve patient care.

Event details

  • What: The UOHI Data Science Centre (official launch ceremony).
  • Date: March 20, 2024.
  • Main ceremony: 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST.
  • Open house: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST.
  • Where: The University of Ottawa Heart Institute
    40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa ON K1Y 4W7
    Data Science Centre, 4th floor (room H-4100)


  • Dr. Thierry Mesana, president and CEO.
  • Dr. Rob Beanlands, incoming president and CEO.
  • Dr. Jodi Edwards, epidemiologist, chair of the Data Science Centre’s operational committee, and the director of both the Brain and Heart Nexus Research Program and the Population Outcomes Research Unit at the UOHI.
  • Timothy Zakutney, senior vice president of digital health and cardiac technology, and chief information and technology officer.

Media opportunities

Interview opportunities will be available following a brief ceremony and remarks from leaders in cardiovascular healthcare, epidemiology, digital health, and health technology. To schedule an interview, please contact the liaison below.

Media contact

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