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Numerous people may say they want to grow up to be a heart surgeon, but very few actually achieve that goal.
Holly Mewhort, MD, PhD, is one of those individuals.
Dr. George Wyse, cardiologist and arrhythmia specialist, was recognized Jan 15 by CTV News as an Inspiring Albertan. His research into irregular heartbeat, known as arrhythmia, is what put Dr. Wyse on the international stage. He was one of the first researchers to receive funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation and that began a relationship that continues to this day.
Save the Date for Libin Research Day, April 8, 2014. Dr. Peter Libby of Harvard Medical School is our keynote speaker and 2014 Dr. ER Smith Lectureship in Cardiovascular Awardee. He will be delivering his talk on “Inflammation in Atherogenesis: A Translational Tale.” Abstract submissions for poster competition and Rapid Fire Talks deadline March 19 by 4pm. Submit your Abstracts Online here.
The Libin Institute of Alberta wishes to extend condolences to the family and friends of one of Calgary's most prominent pioneering cardiologists, Dr. John C. Morgan, who peacefully passed away at his home on November 4, 2013.
Avenue Calgary names Dr. Vikas Kuriachan, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist a Top 40 under 40 for 2013. Kuriachan was the first doctor in Calgary to perform a percutaneous epicardial ablation, a tricky, but minimally invasive procedure that uses a needle to treat electrical problems, or arrhythmias, outside the heart, without having to open the chest.
As one of 19 university and hospital partners across Canada conducting leading heart and stroke research, the University of Calgary will receive a minimum of $25 million for research projects over the next 10 years. This is part of the $300-million funding announcement made by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada in June.
Calgary-based research by Dr. Derek Exner aimed at saving the lives of more cardiac patients has expanded to include three additional Alberta Health Services (AHS) sites, as well as other locations in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Eric Topol, a global leader in wireless medicine, is visiting the University of Calgary for a free public lecture Oct. 1. A renowned cardiologist and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, Calif., he is a leading medical researcher in cardiology, genomics, pharmacogenomics and individualized medicine
High drug expenses in Canada are a significant barrier for people to access prescription drugs outside of hospital, states an analysis article in Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
We welcome Dr. James White to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. He joins us from London, Ontario where for the last six years
he was the Director of the Cardiovascular MR Clinical Research Program at Western University.