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Congratulations to Justin Deniset and Andrea Edel of the Cell Biology (Pierce) Laboratory in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences on receiving 3-year graduate scholarships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Both ranked in the top 1% of 727 applicants from across Canada, and each will receive $35,000/yr. for the next 3 years.

Deniset received the award to study the implications of the bacteria Chlamydia pneumonia as a risk factor for atherosclerosis.

Edel received her award to study breath samples for potential biomarkers for cardiovascular disease, and to study the effects of good dietary fatty acids (omega-3 FAs) on these biomarkers.

For information on the Pierce Lab, click here.

The Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) Doctoral Awards administered by CIHR provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health related field in Canada. These candidates are expected to have an exceptionally high potential for future research achievement and productivity.

CIHR is the Government of Canada’s agency for health research. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to nearly 12,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.