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Towards an Understanding and Prevention of Vascular Disease

Welcome to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Training Program in Vascular Research in Ontario, Canada. This program is partnered by Robarts Research Institute, Western University, and the University of Waterloo.
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Congratulations to Damien Pike, a PhD student in the Training Program, who was awarded an international research prize from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) recognizing outstanding contributions to imaging research by a physics trainee. His award-winning paper was entitled “Are Hyperpolarized 3He Magnetic Resonance Imaging Ventilation Defects Clinically Relevant in Ex-smokers without Airflow Limitation?” (Supervisor: Dr. Grace Parraga). More information at: Damien Pike receives international research prize at RSNA

New Cardiac Anatomy Workshops
Wednesday, December 4th 2013; 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fisher Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Robarts Research Institute
and Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm at CSTAR, LHSC-UH - 7th Floor

This hands-on workshop will be given by Joy Dunmore-Buyze and Dr. Gerard Guiraudon on two different sessions. Students should sign up for one session only. Students will work in pairs dissecting fresh porcine hearts and lungs. Please bring a lab coat. Surgical gloves and instruments will be provided.

Students at the cardiac anatomy workshop January 23rd with cardiac surgeon Dr. Gerard Guiraudon.

The CIHR Strategic Training Program in Vascular Research offers a dynamic, transdisciplinary training environment for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in vascular research. The aim of our program is to develop research scientists with the expertise necessary to build future transdisciplinary teams focused on the understanding, treatment and prevention of vascular disease.

Congratulations to our students who were successful in the recent OGS competition; Amy Burke, Sali Farhan, Omar Mansour, Damian Pike, Nisha Sharma, Elena Tutunea-Fatan and Eric Wright, and to Yiwen Xu on her NSERC-CGS-D award.

Welcome to the Click new students entering the program September 2013.

Click here for the list of all our students and their projects.
Click here for the publication list of our students past and present.