Congratulations to Pema Raj, a PhD student in CCARM who received the “Have a Heart Bursary Award” from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. He is one of fifteen recipients of this prestigious Award which emphasizes support of young and prospective cardiovascular specialists in Canada, and sponsors them to attend the upcoming Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Toronto. Pema is supervised by CCARM Principal Investigator Dr. Thomas Netticadan and Dr. Shelley Zieroth, Head of the Medical Heart Failure Program, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Cardiac Sciences Program. His PhD research examines the effects of the plant polyphenol, resveratrol, on heart structure and function in an animal model of ischemic heart failure, and in humans with ischemic heart failure.
The Canadian Cardiovascular Society Academy supports education, research, scholarships and bursaries for medical students and prospective cardiovascular specialists. Their ‘Have a Heart’ Bursary program is a travel bursary designed to introduce promising young Canadian medical students, post-graduate trainees, and basic scientists-in-training to the cardiovascular field in Canada.