Holiday gift giving: How to give a gift to a patient receiving care at the Heart Institute

This holiday season will be unlike any other. Hospitals in Ottawa are ensuring families and loved ones can share messages of love and support with patients receiving care, while still respecting visitor restrictions in place to keep everyone safe. Gifts are welcome at the University of Ottawa Heart

Heartwarming holiday gift: Heart Institute thanks Dymon for massive PPE donation

The Heart Institute accepted a donation of 40,000 KN95 face masks from Dymon Self Storage on December 9, part of Dymon’s philanthropic pledge to donate more than one million masks to local charitable groups and community organizations across Ottawa and the GTA. In a news release posted to its

Heart Institute scientists pick up two uOttawa Faculty of Medicine Awards of Excellence

The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine (FoM) has bestowed Drs. Katey Rayner and Jodi Edwards of the Heart Institute with Awards of Excellence in recognition of the importance and exceptional characteristics of their work. Dr. Rayner received the FoM Award of Excellence for Researcher of the

2020 Canadian research hospital rankings from Research Infosource

Together, research activity at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) totalled $146 million in 2018-19, up from $140 million the previous year. With their results being combined, this places them in fifth spot among comparable hospitals in Canada for research

2020 UOHI Investigator of the Year

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is pleased to announce Jodi Edwards, PhD, has been named the 2020 UOHI Investigator of the Year. Dr. Edwards will be presented with the award at the UOHI (virtual) Research Rounds on Monday, December 14, at which time she will deliver the Investigator of the

Division head of Cardiology receives Alumnus of the Year Award for 2020

The University of Ottawa Alumni Association has bestowed Heart Institute Division Head of Cardiology, Dr. Rob Beanlands, with its Alumnus of the Year Award for 2020. The announcement came as part of the association’s virtual AGM held over the weekend. The Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award recognizes

Our top stories of 2020

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Grab a mug of hot chocolate and gather ‘round the fireplace. These are our top stories from the past year.

The Beat Interviews: Dr. Caroline McGuinty

The Beat started this special column to introduce you to the brilliant minds and compassionate hearts who work at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. This week’s feature shines a light on one of the most recent additions to the institute’s team of cardiologists. In less than one year, Dr

How an Ottawa cardiologist is transforming care for patients with incurable heart disease

Dr. Caroline McGuinty is one of the newer faces around the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI). Thanks to an unrelenting coronavirus pandemic, the early-career cardiologist has yet to meet some of her colleagues in person. Despite these challenges, however, McGuinty is making strides. In the

Five things learned at this year’s (virtual) heart congress

COVID-19 wasn’t about to shut down Canada’s largest gathering of cardiovascular specialists and allied health professionals. Last month, as public health officials introduced restrictions to prevent mass get-togethers in regions across the country, heart-focused members of the medical community were