Monday, 6 July 2015

Cardiac Staff Matters 06/07/15

Cardiac Staff Matters is a regular publication of updates, information, points to ponder, and news items that are significant to the Program. The aim is to pass these points on during huddles, in conversations, and by posting in clinical areas to ensure widest dissemination.

1. Congratulations to Dr. Mehrdad Golian on receiving the 2015 Sanofi / Heart and Stroke Foundation Award in Cardiology! This $10,000 annual prize is presented to a clinical resident who demonstrates academic excellence and pursues additional academic training beyond core cardiology. Dr. Golian notes that receiving this award is an honour and that he shares credit with his researcher mentors.

2. Dr. Olga Toleva has recently completed a Master’s degree in Public Health from Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her dedication & perseverance over the last three years in completing a concentration in clinical effectiveness within the degree program has finally paid off. Hats off to Dr. Toleva!

3. Dr. Davinder Jassal has been awarded a CancerCare Manitoba operating grant entitled, "The art of preventing broken hearts in colorectal and renal cell cancer.” This prolific researcher has also received a Research Manitoba Mid-career operating grant entitled, "Cardio-Oncology: the prophylactic role of renin-angiotensin system antagonism in the prevention of Avastin and Sutent mediated cardiotoxicity." These two-year grants are worth a total of $300,000. Excellent work!

4. There will be a farewell dinner for Ken Rannard on Thursday, July 16 at Bailey’s Restaurant & Lounge (185 Lombard Avenue). Join us to thank Ken for his contributions in the Cardiac Sciences Program and wish him well. Please RSVP to Lesli Meek (204-258-1089 or if you would like to attend, or if you’d like to contribute to a gift.

5. Food for thought: 

“The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people pull together as a team.” ― Simon Sinek 

"We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit." – Aristotle

If you have any news or items of interest or information that you want to pass on to the rest of the Program and/or if you have feedback, please contact Kelly Lukaszewski at or 204.237.2743