Research

Transformative research is key to enabling better cardiovascular health. The Libin Institute is recognized internationally for its cutting-edge research. 

Visit the lab of Dr. John Tyberg, MD, PhD

Visit the lab of Dr. John Tyberg, MD, PhD, a world-renowned lab that focuses on cardiovascular mechanics and dynamics. The University of Calgary lab has been running since 1981. Dozens of young researchers have started their careers in this lab.

The lab of Dr. John Tyberg, MD, PhD, has been up and running at the University of Calgary since 1981

Research Priorities

The Libin Institute's research vision is to reduce the burden of suffering and premature death due to cardiovascular disease through transformative research

It's two foundational research priorities are Vascular Health & Disease and Arrhythmias & Autonomic Dysfunction.

Our researchers and trainees come from a variety of academic backgrounds and clinical disciplines, this diverse, multi-discipline approach lends us strength as a research institute. 

Key research infrastructure platforms, including the Stephenson Cardiac Imaging Centre, the Mozell Family Analysis Core Lab, a variety of basic science core facilities and the APPROACH database support our research training, while developing their own reputations for excellence. 

Research Goals

Discover disease mechanisms, disease progression and novel therapies

Detect modifiable risk markers and disease progression

Deliver patient centered and individualized, precision therapy

Develop tools to more actively engage patients and their caregivers

Demonstrate value to our partners and the community

Research Lab

Research Committee

The Research Committee develops, implements, monitors and evaluates the institute's research strategy. Members ensure research activities align with the the priorities outlined in the Strategic Research Plan. The committee makes recommendations to the Libin Executive Committee and is responsible for the following:

  • The development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute research strategy. This includes strategic planning and consulting. 
  • A communication and outreach plan that promotes Libin research activities and accomplishments.

The committee is open to inquiries. Contact the board at libinres@ucalgary.ca.

Members:

Chair: Dr. Anne Gillis

Dr. Robert Rose

Dr. Lawrence de Koning

Dr. Paul Fedak

Dr. Sofia Ahmed

Dr. Sonia Butalia

Dr. Nowell Fine

Dr. Jennifer Thompson

Dr. Satish Raj

Dr. Kara Nerenberg