Research News

Unblocking Heart Disease
February 2011

Dr. Michael Sean McMurtry, assistant professor at the University of Alberta, has been presented the prestigious Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Distinguished Clinician Scientist award. This high-impact award is given to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s highest-ranked clinician in the New Investigator competition. Read More



Double Whammy
February 2011

A clinician-scientist at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute and an assistant professor at the University of Alberta, Dr. Gavin Oudit is the 2010 recipient of two prestigious awards: the HSFC McDonald Scholarship and the HSFC Distinguished Clinician Scientist. Read more





$3 million for stroke research
November 2010

Dr. Andrew Demchuk is the first recipient of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut (HSFA) Chair in Stroke Research at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Medicine. Read more 


Calgary Stroke Neurologist Wins the Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize
April 2010

Dr. Shelagh Coutts has been awarded the American Academy of Neurology’s (AAN) 2010 Michael S. Pessin Stroke Leadership Prize, one of the most prestigious international awards in the field of stroke research. Read more



Robot used to Measure the Impact of Stroke
April 2010

In March 2010, Dr. Sean Dukelow, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary received a special Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT & Nunavut Grant-In-Aid (GIA) for Patient-Centered Research, valued at $90,000 annually for three years. Read more



Dr. Andrew Demchuk wins Mentorship Award

Past Chair of the HSFA Board of Directors and current HSFA funded researcher, Dr. Andrew Demchuk should be very proud of his recent recognition.  Dr. Demchuk, head of the Calgary Stroke Program, is the 2009 winner of the Canadian Stroke Network’s Paul Morley Mentorship Award. Read more 


Saving Time Saves Lives

In a heart attack, time is the enemy; every minute without treatment means more damage to the heart and greater risk of death. A research team in Edmonton has found a new way to advance care of the most deadly type of heart attacks, acute ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI). Read more