[:en]The Canadian Vascular Network (CVN) is pleased to release the results of our second call for Vascular Network Scholars, a matching scholarship and top-up award for graduate and post-doctoral students working on projects related to vascular health.

In addition, we are also pleased to release the results of our CVN-Bayer Research Fellowship Awardees, providing recognition and salary support to two outstanding Canadian physician-researchers with an academic interest in Pulmonary Hypertension.

Congratulations to all our 2016 CVN Scholars and CVN-Bayer Awardees!

You can find more information on the 2016-2018 funded scholars and Bayer awardees and their projects using the links below:

2016-2018 Vascular Network Scholars

Danchen Wu, Queen’s University
Supervisor: Stephen Archer
Title: Altered mitochondrial motility in pulmonary arterial hypertension: Targeting Miros to develop new PAH therapies

Kimberly Dunham-Snary, Queen’s University
Supervisor: Stephen Archer
Title: Identifying components of the mitochondrial electron transport chain as potential therapeutic targets for pulmonary hypertension

Rahma Boulahya, Montreal Heart Institute
Supervisor: Marie Lordkipanidze
Title: Investigation into the influence of platelet activation on circulating levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in patients with peripheral artery disease, a potential biomarker for vascular cognitive impairment

Ketul Chaudhary, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Supervisor: Duncan Stewart
Title: Role of genetic mutations and female sex hormones in susceptibility to severe pulmonary arterial hypertension in a “hyper-responsive” strain of Sprague-Dawley rats

Rathnakumar Kumaragurubaran, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Supervisor: Jason Fish
Title: Novel Biomarkers of Small Vessel Disease and Cognitive Impairment in End-Stage Renal Disease

Lianne Trigiani, Montreal Neurological Institute
Supervisor: Edith Hamel
Title: Comparative benefits of simvastatin and exercise on cognitive and cerebrovascular impairments induced by high cholesterol in transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF) mice

Vi Dam, Concordia University
Supervisor: Sylvia Santosa
Title: Effects of Childhood-onset versus Adult-onset Obesity on Adipose Tissue Characteristics and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

 

2016-2018 CVN-Hypertension Canada Scholars

Jessika Royea, Montreal Neurological Institute
Supervisor: Edith Hamel
Title: Unraveling the role of the Renin Angiotensin System in cerebrovascular and memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease

Camille Girard-Bock, Université de Montréal
Supervisor: Anne Monique Nuyt
Title: Endothelial progenitor cells impairment as mechanism for cardiovascular disease after preterm birth: a translational approach

Antoine Caillon, Lady Davis Institute
Supervisor: Ernesto Schiffrin
Title: Role of γ/δ T cells in hypertension

Daniela Ravizzoni Dartora, Université de Montréal
Supervisor: Anne Monique Nuyt
Title: Endothelial progenitor cells impairment and activation of the renin angiotensin system as mechanism for cardiovascular disease after preterm birth

Kim Phan, McGill University
Supervisor: Stella Daskalopoulou
Title: REVEAL-mi: placental microparticle microRNA for the prediction of pre-eclampsia

 

CVN-Bayer Research Fellowship Awardees

Jason Weatherald, University of Calgary
Supervisor: Todd Anderson
Title: Application of the Reservoir-Wave Approach to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Comparison to Doppler Echocardiography and 4D MRI

Don Thiwanka Dilshan Wijeratne, Queen’s University
Supervisor: Stephen Archer
Title: Epidemiology of Pulmonary Hypertension in Ontario – A retrospective cohort study using health administrative databases

Please find the CVN-Bayer Research Fellowship News Release here.[:]