University of Calgary

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada commits $25 million in funding to University of Calgary

Sept. 26, 2013

Every seven minutes someone dies from heart disease and stroke. That's nearly 69,000 people annually. These diseases are also a major drain on the Canadian economy, resulting in spending of more than $20.9 billion annually in physician services, hospital costs, lost wages and decreased productivity.

As one of 19 university and hospital partners across Canada conducting leading heart and stroke research, the University of Calgary will receive a minimum of $25 million for research projects over the next 10 years. This is part of the $300-million funding announcement made across the country by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

The University of Calgary is a leader in both stroke and cardiovascular research and is partnering with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to contribute to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and stroke.

WHAT:     one-on-one interviews with the researcher in a clinical lab and a
          patient who participates in various research studies              
WHEN:     Thursday September 26, 12:30 p.m. -2 p.m.                         
          please phone to book an interview time                            
WHERE:    University of Calgary, Foothills Campus, TRW building             
          (i)Marked media vehicles can park in front of the TRW building    
          (3280 Hospital Drive) or in lot 6 (3330 Hospital Dr NW). Please   
          meet at the info desk closest to where you park.                  
WHO:      Dr. Todd Anderson: heart and stroke researcher                    
          Don Kalancha - 58-year-old patient enrolled in a clinical trial