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Heart Health and You

Explore the genetic roots of heart disease at UM Knowledge Exchange February 28

February 5, 2024 — 

On Wednesday February 28, 2024, leading researchers will share their insights into what you can do to protect your heart health at the UM Knowledge Exchange presentation Heart Health and You. The panel, along with moderator Lorrie Kirshenbaum, will discuss unique factors underlying women’s heart health and the future of treatments for heart disease.

UM Knowledge Exchange is an important opportunity for UM researchers to share emerging knowledge with members of the public and the wider UM community. UM Knowledge Exchange is hosted by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International), with support from the UM Learning for Life Network.

Heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide and in Canada. Heart attack and heart failure can happen at any age, leading to significant impacts to quality of life for patients and their families. New ground-breaking research from UM is seeking to provide specialized supports and treatment for women living with heart disease and explores the genetic roots of cell death to hopefully someday, reverse or prevent heart failure.


Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences St. Boniface Hospital, Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology, Professor, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences


Dr. Inna Rabinovich-Nikitin, Assistant Professor, Evelyn Wyrzykowski Family Professor in Cardiovascular Sciences, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Shuangbo Liu, Assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Brad Doble, Associate Professor and Bihler Chair in Stem Cell Research, Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health & Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Heart Health and You February 28, 7pm-8:30pm (CDT) at Degrees Diner. UM Knowledge Exchange is a hybrid event with in-person and online options to attend.

Please register by February 23rd to join the discussion.

Add Heart Health and You to your calendar. Coffee and other refreshments will be provided, and the kitchen at Degrees Diner will be open for specialty coffee and full food service. Parking is available with registration.

Or join us for online viewing 7 pm CDT to watch the live stream. Participate during the live session by asking your questions via email to: Research [dot] Communications [at] UManitoba [dot] ca

The seven-part UM Knowledge Exchange panel-discussion series is ongoing until May 2024. More details can be found on the UM Knowledge Exchange webpage.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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