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    Issue No. 21                         Happy Halloween                   October 2019

Introducing our 2019 Education Fund awardees

Since 2015, the Ted Rogers Centre has provided $1.4 million in start-up style grants to 68 trainees through a fund intended to support outstanding early-career researchers.
2019 winning projects

New study exposes gap in HCM guidelines 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, often silent, carries a risk of sudden death. International guidelines say we should wait until a child is 10 or 12 before screening for the condition. But in a major new study from our precision medicine program, 53% of children screened showed signs of disease before their tenth birthday.

Why we must screen early in life

$250K winner at first-ever ECHO PITCH

Congratulations to all cardiovascular start-up companies that competed for funding on Oct. 3 in front of a panel of judges and a live audience. The unanimous winner based at UHN develops novel immunotherapies to treat rare diseases causing organ failure.
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Solving reperfusion injury in the heart

The rush of blood when a blocked artery is reopened after a heart attack can cause 50% more damage than the heart attack itself. In the lab we need new ideas to prevent harm. Here is one. 
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Introducing: 'Paint Your Experience'

On Nov. 18, heart function and transplant patients at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and their caregivers, are invited to a supportive workshop to express their feelings about their health-care journey through visual arts.
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