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 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.
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 is a leading force in the fight against heart disease at the cellular and molecular levels. The 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, the Royal Bank of Canada and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.
Robert Beamish Award, Dr. Michael Schneider, London, England, with Dr. Digvir Jayas, Vice-President (Research), University of Manitoba
Ken Bowman Award, Dr. Marek Michalak, Edmonton, Canada, with Dr. Grant Pierce, Executive Director of Research, St-Boniface Hospital
John Foerster Award, Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, La Jolla, USA, with Mr. Chuck LaFlèche, President and CEO, St-Boniface Hospital Foundation
Vincenzo Panagia Award, Dr. Mansoor Husain, Toronto, Canada, with Dr. Pawan Singal, Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Jack Litvack Award, Ms. Nancy Klos, Winnipeg, Canada, with Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Arnold Naimark Award, Dr. Ashim Bagchi, Winnipeg, Canada, with Dr. Alan Menkis, Medical Director, WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program
Henry Friesen Award, Dr. Ana Ludke, Winnipeg, Canada, with Dr. Thomas Klonisch, Head of Anatomy and Cell Sciences, University of Manitoba
Sr. Jacqueline St-Yves Award, Ms. Hongying Gang, Winnipeg, Canada, with Dr. Naranjan Dhalla, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Heart and Stroke Foundation Award, Mr. David Blackwood, Winnipeg, Canada, with Ms. Debbie Brown, CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
Kalwant Dhalla Award, Mr. Robert Fandrich, Winnipeg, Canada, with Ms. Debbie Brown, CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
T. Edward Cuddy Award, Ms. Megan da Silva, Winnipeg, Canada, Ms. Holly Toupin, Regional Vice-President, Royal Bank of Canada
James S. McGoey Award, Mr. Thomas Hedley, Winnipeg, Canada, with Dr. Louise Simard, Head of Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, University of Manitoba