CANet awards $300,000 to fund emerging research leaders

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The Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada (CANet) is pleased to announce that two of our Network Investigators were the successful grantees for the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Emerging Research Leaders Initiative Competition (ERLI) competition. Grantees were announced today.  The Emerging Research Leaders Initiative (ERLI) is an establishment grant program for researchers at the transition stage from post-doctoral fellow to early professional career stage in the areas of cardiovascular and/or cerebrovascular research.
This initiative aims to support successful early career launch of new investigators. Funding for the awards has been made possible through a partnership with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Through this initiative, the funds will create a set of conditions conducive to the successful career launch of emerging research leaders in the cardiovascular, and/or cerebrovascular health research domains.
CANet is pleased to award $50,000 per year for 3 years ($150,000 each) to the following grantees:
Lin, Steve (Rescu, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital)
Optimizing Cerebral Oxygenation And Metabolism In Cardiac Arrest
Mentor: Dorian, Paul
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Roberts, Jason (Department of Medicine, Western University)
GENEtic Predictors of Successful Atrial Fibrillation Treatment (GENE-AF)
Mentor: Tang, Anthony S.L.
Network Affiliation: Cardiac Arrhythmia Network of Canada
Arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation, syncope, and other common heart rhythm disturbances affect millions of Canadians resulting in early unexpected deaths and reduced quality of life. Arrhythmias are projected to be the leading cause of death in Canada by 2020.
CANet is funded through the federal Networks of Centres of Excellence program. The Networks of Centres of Excellence Canada is a joint initiative of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and Industry Canada.

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