International members of the world’s cardiovascular research community and some young members from Winnipeg were recently honoured by the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences. The annual award event, this year held in conjunction with the Winnipeg Heart International Conference (WHIC), recognizes leadership and success in promoting cardiovascular research and education, lifetime achievements in research, and young scientists who are in the early stage of their academic life.
This year the event became truly international with the presence of nearly 300 delegates from 22 different countries. “We are fortunate and proud to have an outstanding slate of cardiovascular scientists known and respected internationally for their seminal contributions, visit Winnipeg to discuss their science” said Dr. Pawan K. Singal, Director of the Institute, Chair of the ICS Awards Committee and Chair, WHIC.
“Widely regarded as one of the preeminent basic cardiovascular research programs in the world, the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences is a partnership between the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital, and this year we celebrate 25 years of the development of cardiovascular focus at St. Boniface” said Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research at St. Boniface Hospital. This multidisciplinary program includes over 100 researchers investigating heart pathophysiology, electrophysiology, cellular and molecular biology.
The Institute’s awards program was produced in collaboration with the University of Manitoba, St. Boniface Hospital Foundation, theRoyal Bank of Canada and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.