Morgan Slater, a postdoctoral fellow, supervised by Dr. Valeria E. Rac, has been recently awarded the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research 2017 Education Fund, however being a recent recipient of a prestigious Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health System Impact Fellowship (co-supervised by Dr Heather Ross) she was accepted by TRCHR as a Top Up Fund Recipient. Dr Slater's project title is: "A network meta-analysis to understand the comparative effectiveness of different components of care provided by heart failure clinics – what works best?"

Aleksandra Stanimirovic, a postdoctoral fellow, also supervised by Dr. Valeria E. Rac, has been awarded a training grant by the Diabetes Action Canada and Mentoring Group & Patient-Oriented Research Network as a candidate from outside of province of Quebec. Camp d'hiver 2018, in Magog Orford, Quebec is a four day intensive interactive workshop offered exclusively in French and hosting internationally renowned speakers. Grant participants came from various universities in the province of Quebec, international participants from the Institute of Cardiometabolism And Nutrition: ICAN in Paris, France, and participants affiliated with the Diabetes Action Canada.

The training is translation in nature and integrates the four main themes of SPOR diabetes network: 

1) Cardio metabolic health; 
2) Diabetes; 
3) Obesity;
4) Patient oriented research. 

 As well as four areas of research: 

1) Basic research and pre-clinical; 
2) Nutrition, physical activity and human pathophysiology; 
3) Life habits, risk factors and population intervention throughout life cycles; 
4) Organization of health care, use and sharing of knowledge. 

Valeria E. Rac, MD, PhD, is Scientist at the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research / Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Associate Program Director and Director of the Clinical Research Division at THETA Collaborative and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto.

Dr. Heather Ross is Ted Rogers and Family Chair in Heart Function, head of the Ted Rogers Centre of Excellence in Heart Function, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, and director of Toronto General Hospital’s cardiac transplant program.

Posted on Nov 21, 2017