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Wednesday, November 1 2017
Press release

Gregor Andelfinger and Anne Gallagher awarded for outstanding research in cardiovascular health

MONTRÉAL, November 1, 2017 – On October 25, at the Heart Québec event, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Heart & Stroke) honoured distinguished researchers with an award of excellence in research. These awards, presented annually by Heart & Stroke, highlight the exceptional work of researchers working in the field of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health.

Over the past 60 years, Heart & Stroke has made remarkable strides in the field of cardiovascular disease. With its contribution, the death rate associated with these diseases has decreased by more than 75%. This decrease is due in large part to scientific advances made possible by some of the best research projects in the country.

At CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

Dr. Gregor Andelfinger, cardiologist pediatrician and assistant research professor at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, received the $20,000 RBC Royal Bank award of excellence, presented to an emeritus researcher working in cardiovascular research.

Prof. Anne Gallagher, assistant research professor in the Psychology Department at the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, was presented with the Louise Rousselle Trottier award of excellence. This award, valued at $10,000, is presented to a young researcher who has received an excellent evaluation in the grant-in-aid competition. 

Every year, the foundation holds the Heart Québec event to recognize the outstanding support of its volunteers, donors, partners and researchers. Heart & Stroke would like to thank RBC Royal Bank for hosting the event.

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About Heart & Stroke

Life. We don’t want you to miss it. That’s why Heart & Stroke leads the fight against heart disease and stroke. We must generate the next medical breakthroughs, so Canadians don’t miss out on precious moments. Together, we are working to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery through research, health promotion and public policy.

About the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center

CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center is a leading mother-child research institution affiliated with Université de Montréal. It brings together more than 200 research investigators, including over 90 clinician-scientists, as well as 450 graduate and postgraduate students focused on finding innovative prevention means, faster and less invasive treatments, as well as personalized approaches to medicine. The Center is part of CHU Sainte-Justine, which is the largest mother-child center in Canada and second most important pediatric center in North America. More on research.chusj.org

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For information

Maryse Bégin
Manager, Communications, Quebec
Heart and Stroke Foundation
514-871-8038, ext. 232


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