Research Day 2017

The University of Ottawa  Heart Institute (UOHI)’s 30th Annual Research Day was held on May 15, 2017. It was a great celebration of cardiovascular research excellence in the Ottawa region.

Dr. Gordon Francis (UBC and St. Paul's Hospital Centre for Heart Lung Innovation), Research Day Keynote Speaker
Dr. Gordon Francis (UBC and St. Paul’s Hospital Centre for Heart Lung Innovation), Research Day Keynote Speaker

We were very pleased to host the world-renowned physician researcher, Dr. Gordon A. Francis, Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, UBC and St. Paul’s Hospital’s Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, as the keynote speaker. Dr. Francis gave an exciting talk on “The Importance of Smooth Muscle Cells in Atherosclerotic Foam Cell Formation in Humans and Mice”.

Congratulations to the Ottawa region’s trainees for their excellence work in cardiovascular research, and to all the prize winners!

30th Annual Research Day Program

Recipient of the Dr. Robert Roberts Award for Research Excellence

Investigator of the Year

Dr. F. Daniel Ramirez received the Trainee of the Year Award from Dr. Peter Liu, Chief Scientific Officer, UOHI
Dr. F. Daniel Ramirez received the Trainee of the Year Award from Dr. Peter Liu, Chief Scientific Officer, UOHI

Trainee of the Year

Coralie Lalonde Innovation Award Winner

Brain as a target to treat both heart failure and depression

PRESENTATION PRIZES

Award for the Best Basic Science Oral Presentation

  • Dr. David Smyth, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. Peter Liu), UOHI

cIAP2 is a pro-Inflammatory mediator contributing to cardiac injury post-myocardial infarction

Honourable Mention for a Basic Science Oral Presentation

Extracellular vesicles secreted by atherogenic macrophages transfer microRNA to inhibit cell migration

Award for the Best Basic Science Poster

Collagen biomaterial enhances CD34+ cell function through MIR-21B

Honourable Mention for a Basic Science Poster

Delivering oxygen to explant-derived cardiac stem cells to enhance cell-mediated repair of ischemic cardiomyopathy

Polk Award for the Best Clinical Science/Bio-behavioural & Population Health Oral Presentation

  • Dr. Stephanie Prince Ware, Postdoctoral Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. Bob Reid), UOHI

Objectively measured sedentary time and its association with markers of health among a sample of Canadian female nurses: An analysis of the Champlain Nurses’ Study 

Honourable Mention for a Clinical Science/Bio-behavioural & Population Health Oral Presentation

Mid-diastolic left ventricular volume and mass: Normal values for coronary computed tomography angiography

AstraZeneca Award for the Best Clinical Science/Bio-behavioural & Population Health Poster

Estimation of myocardial flow reserve using nitrogen-13-ammonia PET activity ratios

Honourable Mention for a Clinical Science/Bio-behavioural & Population Health Poster

Efficacy and safety of localized driver-guided catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation: A systematic review

Centre left: Ms. Ghazaleh Rafatian (Davis lab) and centre right: Ms. Anh-Thu Dang (McPherson lab) received the Hustle and Heart Award for Significant Contributions to the Work in Progress Rounds. Far left: Dr. Lisa Cotie (Reid group), Co-Chair, Trainee Committee and far right: Ms. Sandrine Parent (Davis lab), Work in Progress Rounds Coordinator.
Centre left: Ms. Ghazaleh Rafatian (Davis lab) and centre right: Ms. Anh-Thu Dang (McPherson lab) received the Hustle and Heart Award for Significant Contributions to the Work in Progress Rounds. Far left: Dr. Lisa Cotie (Reid group), Co-Chair, Trainee Committee and far right: Ms. Sandrine Parent (Davis lab), Work in Progress Rounds Coordinator.

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Dr. Gordon Francis (right), Research Day Keynote Speaker and Dr. Thomas Lagace, Chair, Research Day Committee
Dr. Gordon Francis (right), Research Day Keynote Speaker and Dr. Thomas Lagace, Chair, Research Day Committee

 

Photos by David Barbour

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