2021 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award
Recognizing visionary contributions as an advocate for the heart, brain and vascular health of women in Canada, through mobilizing others to increase awareness and take action to reduce women’s risk of heart, brain and vascular diseases or support their management of these diseases.
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy represents the strategies developed, actions taken and solutions proposed to influence decision-making to create positive change for people and their environment on a particular cause. It is how we transform public attitudes into action by educating, empowering and supporting individuals and communities.
Why an Advocacy Award?
The 2021 Canadian Women’s Heart Health Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group working to improve the heart, brain and vascular health of women in Canada through advocacy, awareness, and support. The award recognizes the outstanding commitment in mobilizing women and/or health professionals to take heart health seriously and act to reduce women’s risk of heart disease.
Congratulations to our 2021 Winner:
Tara L. Sedlak, MD, FRCPC
General Cardiology, Vancouver General Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital
Director, Leslie Diamond Women’s Heart Health Clinic
Past Award Recipients
Women @ Heart Ambassador
Sonia Anand, MD, PhD
Associate Chair, Equity & Diversity; Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, HSF/Michael G. DeGroote Chair in Population Health Research; Director, Population Genomics Program
2021 Canadian Women’s Heart, Brain and Vascular Health Investigator Award
Recognizing contributions as an investigator for the heart and/or brain health of women in Canada, through advancing inquiry and knowledge of women-specific heart and brain health issues to ultimately reduce disease risk and premature death.
Why an Investigator Award?
The 2021 Canadian Women’s Heart, Brain and Vascular Health Investigator Award recognizes the contributions of an individual or group working to improve the heart, brain and vascular health of women in Canada through contributions to science. The award recognizes the outstanding commitment of emerging investigators to advancing inquiry and knowledge of women’s heart, brain and vascular health with the goal of ultimately reducing disease risk and premature death.
Congratulations to our 2021 Winners:
Jodi Edwards, PhD
Scientist and Director, Brain and Heart Nexus Research Program
Co-Director, UOHI Population Outcomes Research Unit, University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Assistant Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
Amy Yu, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Stroke Neurologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center