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Congratulations to Dr. Davinder Jassal, Principal Investigator of Cardiovascular Imaging at the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, on receiving an Rh Award for his research in cardiovascular medicine. His laboratory’s focus is on evaluating the role of cardiovascular imaging when examining the effects of marathon running on cardiac remodeling (which is a physical or functional change to the heart). His current research includes investigating the role of nutraceuticals in preventing the adverse effects of metabolic syndrome (a condition that puts you at greater risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases); determining the effects of continuous airway pressure on cardiac remodeling in obstructive sleep apnea patients; and the cardiotoxic effects of chemotherapeutic agents – in particular trastuzumab – in breast cancer patients.

The Rh Awards were established in 1973 by the Winnipeg Rh Institute, now the Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation, from funds set aside from the sale and production of medical formulae. These honours are given to academic staff members who are in the early stages of their careers and who display exceptional innovation, leadership and promise in their respective fields. Each winner receives $10,000 to support his or her research program. Typically, one award is given in each of the following areas: applied sciences, creative works, health sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, natural sciences and social sciences.

For more information on additional award recipients, click here.