Research Day - June 17, 2022

Research Day 2022 was a great success!   
This one-day event continued the long-standing tradition of acknowledging and celebrating cardiac research at the University of Alberta under the new umbrella of the CVRI. 


Thank you to all who joined us. 

Full Program

Event Program    


Congratulations to all of our award recipients.

Presentation Awards

Best Oral Presentation

Fulin Wang, “Optimizing resuscitation of the donation after circulatory death (DCD) heart by pharmacological postconditioning in ex vivo perfused porcine hearts”

Runner-up Oral Presentations

Joshua Kranrod, “Novel Synthetic Analogs of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Demonstrate Cardioprotective Properties”

Chelsea Morin, “Sustained inflation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in asphyxiated pediatric piglets - A randomized controlled animal study”

Best Poster Presentation

Zabed Mahmud, “Small molecule RPI-194 stabilizes activated troponin to increase the calcium sensitivity of striated muscle contraction”

Runner-up Poster Presentation

Jordan Chan, “Growth Differentiation Factor 15 Alleviates Diastolic Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

Witkowski Publication Award

Yongneng Zhang 
SNPs for Genes Encoding the Mitochondrial Proteins Sirtuin3 and Uncoupling Protein 2 Are Associated With Disease Severity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Outcomes in Patients With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and This Is Recapitulated in a New Mouse Model Lacking Both Genes
Yongneng Zhang, MD; Sotirios D. Zervopoulos, PhD; Aristeidis E. Boukouris , MD; Maria Areli Lorenzana-Carrillo, MSc; Bruno Saleme, BSc; Linda Webster, MSc; Yongsheng Liu, MSc; Alois Haromy , MSc; Seyed Amirhossein Tabatabaei Dakhili, PhD; John R. Ussher , PhD; Gopinath Sutendra , PhD; Evangelos D. Michelakis , MD

J Am Heart Assoc. 2021;10:e020451. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.120.020451