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Pictured here (back row, l-r): Dr. Davinder Jassal, St. B., Dr. Pawan Singal, St. B., Dr. Grant Pierce, St. B., Dr. Ross Feldman, St. B., Dr. Todd Duhamel, St. B., Dr. Marie-Pierre Dube, MHI. (Front row, l-r) Dr. Celine Fiset, MHI, Dr. Simon de Denus, MHI, and Dr. Julie Hussin, MHI.

Researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and St. Boniface Hospital Research, met in Winnipeg for a full day’s conference on October 2, 2018, to launch a two-year collaborative effort to undertake new research projects looking at ways to better understand heart disease in women.

Funded by a generous donation of $2.5M from The Molson Foundation, this first of its kind partnership between research institutions in Canada will allow each team to make advances in specific fields of research such as the early signs of heart disease in older women, sexual differences in blood fat levels, heart disease and breast cancer, heart disease and kidney injury in women, and the treatment of high blood pressure in women.

“Through their generous donation, The Molson Foundation has created an avenue for bringing two powerhouses together in heart research, St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, and the Montreal Heart Institute. The Molson Foundation has shown once again what an incredible community supporter they are,” stated Dr. Grant Pierce, St. Boniface Hospital Executive Director of Research.