PHRI Scientist Marie Pigeyre received the 2023 Cardiometabolic Research Award. This esteemed recognition was presented by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS), BI-Lilly, Heart and Stroke Richard Lewar Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research, and Novo Nordisk.
The CCS annually recognizes outstanding achievements in cardiovascular health and care by Canadians and Canadian organizations. Pigeyre’s remarkable accomplishment in receiving this award is attributed to her outstanding work on the Canadian Alliance of Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) Biomarker Study: identifying novel biomarkers linking adiposity to cognitive function.
Pigeyre is a scientist with PHRI’s CRLB-GMEL lab and biobank. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology at McMaster University. She is the recipient of peer-reviewed New Investigator Funding from Hamilton Health Sciences and is supported by the Medicine Internal Career Award from McMaster University. She successfully completed her clinical and research post-doctoral fellowship in epidemiology, genetics, and biomarkers at McMaster University in 2019, following a path that began with a PhD in Epidemiology and Genetics, a medical degree, and specialized endocrinology training at the University of Lille in France in 2007.