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 Issue No. 2                                                                                     January 2017

What awaits us inside the zebrafish


Researchers Ian Scott and Anthony Gramolini are using Ted Rogers Centre funding to discover new signalling pathways in heart failure and ultimately new treatment targets for the disease. 
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A calculator like no other 

The net effect of EHMRG -- an online tool for ED physicians -- could be fewer hospitalizations for heart failure and enormous savings for the health-care system. Dr. Douglas Lee, our inaugural chair, explains. 

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2017 Scholar Award competition open


Through donations by Rogers Communications Inc. employees, we are able to fund a number of undergraduate awards for summer 2017. Projects must focus on some aspect of heart failure, through such fields as science, medicine, nursing, engineering, and public health. Deadline: Friday, Jan. 27.  
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'Let's just get to the bottom of this'


One of Dr. Heather Ross's current patients agreed to chronicle his journey, which began in November 2015 with the shocking diagnosis of heart failure. Here is part two, which brings the first sign of trouble.  
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Special announcement


February is Heart Month - no better a time to unveil the 2nd annual Ted Rogers for Heart Research Scientific Symposium. But this year, big changes are afoot. Stay tuned for a special announcement on February 1st.    

New research program manager at TBEP


For research inquiries at our Translational Biology and Engineering Program, look no further than Soror Sharifpoor, who is its new research program manager. Soror holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from U of T, has 13 years of academic and industrial experience in biomaterials, biomedical engineering, and regenerative medicine research, and is CEO of Polumiros, Inc., a start-up company that she co-founded. She can be reached at soror.sharifpoor@utoronto.ca.
 
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