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The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba (HSFM) today announced Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum as the 2010 recipient of the R.E. Beamish Memorial Award, receiving $10,000 from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba (HSFM) in addition to a $43,000 research grant.

Kirshenbaum was chosen as winner of the Beamish award for receiving the highest provincial ranking this year among research grant applicants, as rated by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Scientific Review committee. A research proposal must receive a rating of 4.0 or greater to qualify for the award.

“Dr. Kirshenbaum is an exceptional researcher who is doing ground-breaking work,” said Debbie Brown, President & CEO for HSFM. “We are very proud to continue supporting his efforts in finding a cure for heart disease.”

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