Who We Are
The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta is an entity of Alberta Health Service - Calgary Zone and the University of Calgary with more than 150 research and clinician members. It coordinates all cardiovascular science research, education and patient care across both AHS-C and UCalgary, serving a population of 2 million people in Southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Eastern British Columbia. It provides education and training of health care professionals, offers world-class treatment using innovative technologies and access to cardiac services through novel healthcare solutions.
On March 18th, Libin researchers were among those honoured with the CIHR-CMAJ Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Awards, which celebrate Canadian health research excellence. They were among those chosen by a peer-review panel of Canadian and international experts for the impact of their work on the health and well-being of Canadians and others worldwide.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Medical Association Journal acknowledge the top achievements in Canadian health research that have had a significant impact on health, health care and health research.
Brenda Hemmelgarn, Braden Manns and colleagues of the Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration (Edmonton and Calgary)
Drs. Brenda Hemmelgarn and Braden Manns, together with their colleague from the University of Alberta, Dr. Marcello Tonelli, have been recognized for their research and knowledge translation activities. Their research has helped generate improvements in the treatments of high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and vascular disease. The collaborative work aims to improve both accessibility and quality of health care services across the province of Alberta.
Associate professors Brenda Hemmelgarn, centre, and Braden Manns, right, from the University of Calgary, along with Marcello Tonelli from the University of Alberta, collaborate in research and translation activities.
The Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration began meeting with key leaders at Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services in 2009 to ensure that their research findings can be of immediate benefit to the healthcare system and to the people in it.
Hemmelgarn and Manns are both associate professors in the departments of medicine and community health sciences as well as members of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and the Institute for Public Health.
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Tackling Hypertension: Dr. Norm Campbell, President-Elect, World Hypertension League
Dr. Norm Campbell is the current President–Elect of the World Hypertension League (WHL), a division of the International Society of Hypertension with the World Health Organization. WHL is a coalition of national hypertension organizations with the mandate of prevention and control of hypertension. For 2013 World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, the theme is hypertension.
Review examines safety of different dialysis procedures to access the blood
Dialysis patients using catheters to access the blood have the highest risks for death, infections, and cardiovascular events compared with patients using other types of vascular access, according to an analysis appearing in a new issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).
Study suggests link between low vitamin D and adverse pregnancy outcomes
A new study published in the British Medical Journal on March 26 shows significant link between vitamin D insufficiency and adverse health outcomes in mothers-to-be and newborns. The study's lead author is Dr. Doreen Rabi, an endocrinologist and member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and Institute for Public Health.