The Cardiac Sciences Program held its 14th annual Research Symposium on June 1. Dr. Sam Lichtenstein, Head of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at UBC was our guest lecturer. We had a full slate of research presentations, including 17 ePoster presentations and 11 oral presentations. At the end of the day, awards were distributed at a dinner generously sponsored by the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
Dr. Pallav Shah has received financial assistance in the amount of $50,000 from the provincial Commercialization Support for Business (CSB) Program, to support his development of aortic annular support technology. Additional support will be provided by the National Research Council of Canada, through its Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). The team of Emily Phillips, Lorraine Avery, Christina Kuttnig, Andrea Szwajcer, Cheryl Swanson, and Jo-Ann Sawatzky was successful in their application to the St. Boniface Hospital Nursing Research Endowment Fund for their evidence informed project entitled “The Measurement and Assessment of Vital Signs: A Guide to Nursing Decision Making.” The primary purpose of this project is to establish an evidence-based clinical approach to vital signs standards for patients presenting with an acute coronary syndrome.
Dr. William McIntyre was awarded a 2-year, $120,000 research award from the Canadian Stroke Prevention Network (C-SPIN). He will hold this award during his fellowship at McMaster University in Hamilton, which will begin July 1, 2016.
Dr. Amir Ravandi has received support for his research on blood analysis (looking at oxidized fats as markers to predict heart attach) from the Conrad & Evelyn Wyrzykowski Fund, through the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
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