Libin members among new recipients of Heart and Stroke Foundation 2012-2013 Grants-in-Aid

The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) Grants-in-Aid (GIA) program supports cutting-edge research that will lead to new and effective ways to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke. GIAs give researchers funding for up to three years for operating costs towards lab supplies, technicians and equipment. Libin Institute members constitute five of the nine new recipients of the 2012-2013 GIAs awarded to University of Calgary researchers. Congratulations everyone!


Dr. Anne Gillis
Project: Carvedilol for prevention of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Dr. Yu Gui
Project: Regulation of vascular smooth muscle function by the novel G protein-coupled estrogen receptor: potential role in cardiovascular protection

Dr. Kathryn King-Shier
Project: Developing and examining a descriptive decision model: ethno-cultural and gender differences in medication

Dr. Justin MacDonald
Project: Zipper-interacting protein kinase: structure and functional implications in vascular smooth muscle contraction

Dr. Hendrik ter Keurs
Project: Calcium & cardiac sarcomere mechanics

(Dr. Anne Gillis photo courtesy of


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