The Cardiac Translational Research Lab is funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation to train High Quality People in translational medicine using state of the art infrastructure. There are several educational and training opportunities available for trainees.
The Cardiac Translational Research Lab is situated in the University of Ottawa Heart Institute with access to educational opportunities within and outside the institute.
In addition, the Cardiac Translational Research Lab offers weekly rounds for trainees that include a:
The intent of these rounds is tailored for different levels of training to stress new learning objectives and research directions. For undergraduate basic science trainees, the goal of the program is to develop an understanding of basic cardiac stem cells biology and extracellular vesicles and basic experimental techniques. For graduate and post graduate trainees, the educational goal is to develop a broad appreciation for the advantages/limitations of extracellular vesicles and explant derived cardiac stem cells, and an understanding of cutting edge experimental techniques, the ability to problem solve experimental results, the ability to present and discuss experimental results, and the ability to critically analyze their findings in the context of the prevailing literature.
Success for this approach is manifest by the multiple awards and publications by Cardiac Translational Research Lab students.