Harriette Van Spall

PHRI Scientist Harriette Van Spall receives the 2022 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR-ICRH) / Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) Mid-Career Lecturer Award in Cardiovascular Sciences.

She will receive the award at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress this October, where she will deliver a lecture as part of the scientific program.

Van Spall is one of those rare and special “triple threats” – cardiologist, data scientist, and clinical trialist with expertise in heart failure, health research methodology, and implementation science.

She adds to that – as noted by CIHR –  strong record as a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as mentorship of many diverse Canadian and international trainees who have successfully won grant funding and published in top medical journals under her supervision.

Van Spall is engaged in the international scientific community as an invited speaker and media correspondent, a peer reviewer at Canadian and international federal grant agencies, an editorial board member at a few high-impact journals, and a member of international cardiovascular society committees and research networks.

Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. She has garnered more than $5 million in operating grants and awards; has presented her work at late breaking clinical trial sessions at major international cardiovascular conferences; and has published research in high-impact medical journals, including JAMA, Lancet, European Heart Journal, Circulation, and JACC.

We are proud of Van Spall’s work in so many important areas – not the least of which is an abiding commitment to mentorship.

Dr. Harriette Van Spall (centre) with some of her students at PHRI Research Day in Fall 2018.



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