Research Development
Dr. Kirshenbaum is a Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology in the Faculty of Medicine recognized internationally for his research on understanding the molecular signaling pathways that underlie cell death leading to heart failure. Dr. Kirshenbaum serves on many journal editorial boards and grant panels, including: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF), and serves as the chair of a National Institute of Health (NIH) study section on myocardial ischemia and metabolism. 

Research Development Overview:


The goal of the Director of Research Development is to create an environment that will allow for increased competitive grant funding for basic and clinical faculty with the Faculty of Medicine. This will be achieved through the fostering and development of programs that will target the career development of newly recruited investigators on grant writing and the peer review process through development of mentorship programs and workshops within the Faculty of Medicine.  This will foster collaborative research among basic and clinical faculty by identifying clusters of common activities for enhanced translational research and synergy among faculty programs.  As well, it will develop partnerships and networks within existing university programs and institutes in the province while building new opportunities for collaborations and funding with private stake holders and foreign institutions. The goal of these initiatives is to increase the overall competitiveness and research enterprise capacity of the Faculty of Medicine.

Areas of Focus:
·        Research Basic and Clinical
·        Collaboration
·        Mentorship and Development of Faculty
·        Externally Funded Grant Support

Program Objectives:
·        Promoting and enhancing research activities throughout the Faculty of Medicine
·        Building linkages to enhance synergy and cohesion among basic science and
         clinical faculty
·        Mentorship of new and early career investigators
·        Develop networks and collaborative programs locally and internationally

Dr. Lorrie Kirshenbaum
Director, Research Development
Telephone: (204) 235-3661