The advisory board is holding its first meeting at McMaster University on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Dr. Anand was awarded about $1 million over five years by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation to establish the GRACE Network. Clinician-scientists involved in the network include Dr. Salim Yusuf, Professor Heather Arthur, Dr. Stefan Blankenberg, Dr. Hertzel Gerstein, Dr. Eva Lonn, Dr. Madhu Natarajan and Dr. Shamir Mehta.
John Capone, associate dean, research, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, said: "The crucial importance of gender differences in disease development, treatment, diagnosis and prevention is becoming increasingly recognized, and the medical research community is focusing much needed attention on this area. The research being led by Dr. Anand will benefit the health of all Canadians as it will lead to a better understanding of gender-based differences in cardiovascular disease and diabetes and, of equal importance, will communicate the knowledge gained to the medical community and to the public."
Hamilton Health Sciences President Murray Martin said: "I am very pleased to
be asked to sit on the advisory board with Ms. McTeer and others as this is
very important research that needs to be done. Our family of hospitals is
wholeheartedly committed to equity and equality. Some issues, to be properly
dealt with from a policy perspective, must
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