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Congratulations to Dr. Inna Rabinovich-Nikitin, post-doctoral fellow with the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences here at the St. Boniface Albrechtsen Research Centre, who was selected as the 2020 Paul Dudley White International Scholar for an abstract submitted to the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2020 Scientific Sessions.

“We are tremendously excited and proud of Dr. Rabinovich-Nikitin for winning this prestigious award. Dr. Rabinovich-Nikitin is a brilliant scientist and recognition by the American Heart Association of her stellar work reflects the high caliber and international level of our training program at St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre and University of Manitoba,” said Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at St. Boniface Hospital Research, and Professor, Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba.

As one of the founders of the American Heart Association, Paul Dudley White was a champion for global cardiovascular health strategies. The award recognizes peer-reviewed work which reflects Dr. White’s vision for global excellence in cardiovascular science and medicine. The AHA’s 2020 international conference on hypertension will be a virtual event this year, scheduled for September 10-13, 2020.

“I am very honored to receive this distinguished award. I am very grateful for the opportunities and training I have had as a post doctoral fellow with Dr. Kirshenbaum as my mentor and the support of Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) postdoctoral fellowship and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechsten Research,” said Rabinovich-Nikitin.