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VHIF Newsletter December 2012

VHIF Newsletter March 2007

VHIF Newsletter December 2006

VHIF Newsletter September 2006

VHIF Newsletter June 2006

June 2015 Dr. Hussein Contractor joins us from the UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
May 2015 Dr. Michael Fryer joins us from Brisbane, Australia as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
May 2014-15 Dr. Bilal Iqbal joined us from UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
December 2014-15 Dr. Jwalant Raval joined us from Australia as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
December 2013-14
Dr. Will Roberts joined us from the UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
September 2013-14 Dr. David Thomson joined us from Australia as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.

October 2012-13

Dr. Aengus Murphy and Dr. Cara Hendry joined us from UK., and Dr. Marco Moccetti from Switzerland.as Interventional Cardiology Fellows.
July 2012 Dr. W. Peter Klinke, Director of VHIF retires after many years of dedication that has contributed to major advancements of diagnosis and treatment of adult heart disease through cardiovascular clinical research studies.
February 2011-12
Dr. Jehangir Din joined us from Edinburg, UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
October 2010-11 Dr. Amir Ayyobi joined us from Alberta, Canada to work in the heart cath lab at Royal Jubilee Hospital, as our Cardiololgy Resident.
September 2010-11
Dr. Alexander Sirker joined us from the UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.

January 2010-11

Dr. Imad Nadra joined us from Hazelmere, UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.

December 2009 Dr. J. David Hilton, Co-Director of VHIF has retired after many years of commitment to making VHIF a major clinical trial center noted for excellence in phase 2 and 3 cardiovascular clinical research studies.
December 2008-09
Dr. Nicholas Cruden joined us from Edinburgh, UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
September 2008-09 Dr. Bethan Freestone joined us from Birmingham, UK as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.

February 2008-09

Dr. Tycho Vuurmans joined us from Holland as an Interventional Cardiolofy Fellow.
October 2007-08 Dr. Simon Robinson joined us from Belfast, Ireland as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
April 2007-08 Dr. Laurent Haegeli joined us from Basel, Switzerland as an Interventional Cardiolofy Fellow.

March 2007

VHIF wishes to recognize the contribution and express appreciation to the Victoria Foundation for their support of cardiovascular research in Victoria.

Victoria Foundation recently provided a grant to support both a gene-therapy research trial, and an original research project designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of same-day discharge for selected heart patients undergoing radial approach percutaneous coronary interventions.

Dr. Andrew Small, VHIF Cardiovascular Fellow, is leading the same-day discharge research project.

The Victoria Foundation supports projects that enhance the quality of life in local communities. Their website is: www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca

November 2006
Fellowship News Feature

Our VHIF Interventional Cardiology Fellows are featured on a local news program. This clip showcases the cutting edge techniques (radial approach) that the Fellows train in at the Heart Cath Lab, Royal Jubilee Hospital, in Victoria, BC, as part of the VHIF Fellowship program.

A-Channel News Feature - VHIF Fellowship Program

October 2006-07
Dr. Mark Spence joined us from Belfast, Ireland as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.
September 2006-07
Dr. Jon Byrne joined us from London, England as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.

June 2006
Recognition Awards

Noreen and Lynn

Noreen Lounsbury and Lynn Mitchell, VHIF Clinical Research Nurses have been honored with Recognition Awards from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia for "Valuable Contribution to the Nursing Profession".

 

April 2006-07

Dr. Andrew Small joined us from Queensland, Australia as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.

August 2005-06


Dr. Alexander Chase joined us from Bristol, U.K. as an Interventional Cardiology Fellow.

July 2005


Synapist III - First Patient Enrolled in International Study
SNAPIST III - INTRACORONARY NANOPARTICLE
PACLITAXEL
Patient #1 July 20,2005

SNAPIST-III is a research trial for patients attending the Royal Jubilee Hospital's Heart Cath Lab for coronary angioplasty and stent implantation. This trial will evaluate the effectiveness of paclitaxel (ABI-007) for the prevention of in-stent re-stenosis.

An international study with the first patient enrolled from Victoria, B.C.!

Pictured from left to right are:
Michelle Wright, RN, Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse, VIHA
Dr. John MacDonald, Cardiac Fellow
Dr. Neil Desai, American BioSciences
Liza Pelzer, Clinical Research Nurse, VHIF
Rob Gunn, Physiological Tech, VIHA
Dr. David Hilton, Cardiologist, Principal Investigator, SNAPIST-III
Our good patient! Mr. R.

April 2004

Editorial:
In response to a series of newspaper articles that appeared in newspapers across Canada, VHIF responded with an Editorial which ran in the Victoria Times-Colonist.
“Victoria Heart Institute Foundation Plays Vital Role in Cardiac Health Care Research”
by:
J. J. Jackson, Ph D, President, VHIF
M.Hutchison, QC, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. W. Peter Klinke, Executive Director of Research

 


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