Endowed Chairs help the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) attract and support top-calibre researchers. They provide long-term support to areas of research and academia identified as a priority for the Institute. Chairs bring prestige and recognition to our researchers.
Endowed Fellowships and Graduate Awards build the next generation of cardiovascular experts. They serve as tools to retain current talents and to recruit new talents. These Fellowships and Awards provide salary stipends to postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows, and graduate students through a peer reviewed, competitive process.
These funding initiatives are made possible by the generous support of donors,
the University of Ottawa Cardiac Endowment Fund at the Heart Institute, and the UOHI Foundation.
Call for Applications: Endowed Fellowships & Scholarships 2022-23
The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) is pleased to launch the 2022-23 Call for Applications | Endowed Fellowships & Scholarships. We thank our donors, the UOHI Foundation, and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine for making this effort possible.
A number of awards is being made available to Postdoctoral Fellows, Clinical Research Fellows, and Graduate Students undertaking research at UOHI.
For applicants already working at the UOHI, submit your application here: UOHI Office of Research Services (smapply.io).
For applicants who would like to join the UOHI, please write to ResearchServices@ottawaheart.ca.
The Heart Institute offers a total of 12 Endowed Chairs to support our world-renowned physicians and scientists in their leadership, research, and educational activities.
We are grateful to the donors for their support of these Endowed Chairs.
- Gordon F. Henderson Chair in Leadership
Held by the President and CEO
- Vered Chair in Cardiology
Held by the Chief of Cardiology
- Michael Pitfield Chair in Cardiac Surgery
Held by the Chief of Cardiac Surgery
- Endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery Research
Held by an active cardiac surgeon who provides research and academic leadership in cardiac surgery
- Endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery Valve Research
Held by an active cardiac surgeon conducting research to advance knowledge of cardiac valves
- Donald S. Beanlands Endowed Chair in Cardiology Education
Held by an active cardiologist who provides leadership in cardiology education
- Endowed Chair in Electrophysiology Leadership
Held by the Director of the Electrophysiology Program
- Merck Frosst Canada Chair in Atherosclerosis Research
Held by an Institute researcher leading translational research in atherosclerosis. These funds were established by Merck Frosst in recognition of Drs. Ruth McPherson, Ross Milne, and Yves Marcel, the founders of the Institute’s Lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis Research Group.
- Minto Chair in Interventional Cardiology Leadership
Held by the Director of the Interventional Cardiology Program
- Pfizer Chair in Hypertension Research
Held by a researcher leading hypertension research
- Saul and Edna Goldfarb Chair in Cardiac Imaging
Held by an active clinician leading cardiac imaging research
- Women’s Heart Health Research Chair (term Chair)
Held by a researcher leading women’s heart health research
- To be announced
2022-23 Endowed Fellowships and Scholarships
STRATEGIC RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
The Strategic Research Fellowship provides stipend for a two-year term to a postdoctoral or clinical fellow working in an area of research that aligns with the current Research Strategic Plan.
Pascal Theriault-Lauzier, MD, PhD, Clinical Research FellowSupervisor: Derek So, MDDeep Learning Algorithm for Prediction of LVEF From Coronary Angiograms
Kamal Malhotra PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: Darryl Davis, MD
Controlled Delivery of EVs to Reverse Adverse Atrial Remodelin
DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
These Fellowships provide stipends for up to two years to postdoctoral or clinical fellows conducting research in the Division of Cardiology.
Whit and Heather Tucker Fellowship
Matthew Cheung, MD, Clinical Research FellowSupervisors: David Messika-Zeitoun, MDReal World Applicability of Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repai
LAWRENCE SOLOWAY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN CARDIAC SURGERY
The Lawrence Soloway Fellowship provides stipend for up to two years to a postdoctoral or clinical fellow conducting research in the Division of Cardiac Surgery.
- Ines Amara, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Supervisor: Erik Suuronen, PhD
Effects of Exercise on Methylglyoxal and Healing After Myocardial Infarction
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA CARDIAC ENDOWMENT FUND AT THE HEART INSTITUTE
These awards provide stipends for up to a two-year term to postdoctoral fellow(s) and graduate student(s) based at the Heart Institute and registered with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine.
- Termeh Aslani, MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Kyoung-Han Kim, PhD
The Cooperative Role of Irx1 and Irx2 in the Developing Heart
- Andrew Clément, MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Erin Mulvihill, PhD
DPP4 and Novel DPP4 Substrates in Macrophage Polarization and Atherogenicit
- An Duong, PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Alexandre Stewart, PhD
Irf2bp2 Deficient BMDM Protect Female Mice from LPS-Induced QT Prolongation
- Valérie Rochon, MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Mireille Ouimet, PhD
Investigating Lipophagy in VSMC Foam Cells
- Uzair Sayani, PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Benjamin Rotstein, PhD
Imaging Cardiac Sympathetic Nerve Dysfunction using [18F] mFBG
- Fariborz Soheili, PhD Candidate
Supervisor: Alexandre Stewart, PhD
Genetic Risk Variants Contributing to Arterial Calcification
HEART INSTITUTE RESEARCH SHOLARSHIPS
The Heart Institute Research Scholarships provides stipend for a two-year term to graduate students working in an area of research that aligns with the current Research Strategic Plan.
- Maxime Emmanuel Comtois-Bona, MSc Candidate
Supervisor: Emilio Alarcón, PhD
In-Situ 3D Bioprinting of Small Blood Vessels
- Isabela R Marçal, PhD Candidate
The CIED-EX Pilot Study