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Heart Institute projects receive more than $4.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the recipients of its Fall 2022 Project Grant program. Three University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) projects are receiving upwards of $4.5 million. The UOHI projects receiving funding are listed below: Principal investigator

Canadian research hospital rankings from Research Infosource

Together, research activity at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) totalled $150 million in 2020-21, up from $145M the previous year. With their results being combined, this places The Ottawa Hospital and UOHI in fourth spot among comparable hospitals in Canada

Heart Institute scientist awarded $2.9M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research for clinical leaders training on stroke

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has named Jodi Edwards , PhD, of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) a recipient of its Clinical Trials Training Platforms program. The scientist has been awarded $2.9M in funding for the STROKECOG (STROKE and COGnition) Training Platform

Cessation experts gather in Ottawa this week for fifteenth anniversary of premier quit-smoking event

National and international smoking cessation experts will converge in the capital this week to participate in the 15 th Annual Ottawa Conference: State-of-the-Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation , Canada’s premier event promoting the latest ideas and evidence in clinical tobacco treatment

Heart Institute scientists identify protein linked to age-related cell deterioration, heart failure

A high-impact publication led by Peter Liu, MD , of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, is published in Nature Cardiovascular Research . In their paper, Dr. Liu et al report that the expression of a protein, a growth factor known as IGFBP7, is significantly increased in the heart and blood in

Nordic walking tops our unbeatable holiday reading list

Pour yourself some eggnog and cozy up by the fireplace. Our holiday reading list is here! This year, our must-reads include articles about a better way to exercise, newly established research chairs, takeaways from a premier cardiovascular event, and the golden future of cardiac tissue repair. Here

The Indiana Jones of smoking cessation is passing the torch

A leading voice in the quit-smoking arena worldwide, Andrew Pipe, MD , who was instrumental in the development of the widely adopted Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC) at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, announced earlier this year his longtime mentee, Hassan Mir, MD , is ready to

2022 UOHI Investigator of the Year – Heather Tulloch

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is pleased to announce that Heather Tulloch, PhD was named the 2022 UOHI Investigator of the Year. This award recognizes Dr. Tulloch’s outstanding research achievements in the past year. Dr. Tulloch is a Clinical, Health, and Rehabilitation Psychologist

The 2022 Global Achievement Award – David Messika-Zeitoun

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is pleased to announce that David Messika-Zeitoun, MD, PhD, FESC , was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Global Achievement Award. The Global Achievement Award recognizes a UOHI investigator who has made, or is demonstrating the potential to make, a

The 2022 Dr. Robert Roberts Award for Research Excellence

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is pleased to announce that Mireille Ouimet, PhD , Emilio Alarcón, PhD , Erik Suuronen, PhD and Benjamin Chow, MD , have been selected as recipients of the 2022 Dr. Robert Roberts Award for Research Excellence. The Dr. Robert Roberts Award recognizes UOHI