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Congratulations to Jon-Jon Santiago, PhD student in the Kardami Lab (Muscle Cell Biochemistry), who was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for outstanding poster presentation at the recent CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Youth Forum conference in Vancouver. Jon-Jon’s poster was entitled “Cardiomyocyte hypertrophy is mediated by paracrine activity of cardiac non-myocyte-derived high molecular weight fibroblast growth factor-2”

The YI Forum is a major training and educational initiative of CIHR’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. Each year, the YI Forum provides young investigators and trainees with an opportunity to showcase their research; interact with senior researchers and faculty; learn about career development and state of the art research and technologies.

This year the institute teamed up with the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at UBC to co-host the 2010 YI Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2010 meeting took place from May 5-7th, at the Pan Pacific, a downtown Vancouver waterfront hotel.