For the media

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research experts can speak to a variety of topics surrounding cardiology, heart failure, cardiotoxicity, genomic medicine, stem cells, remote patient monitoring, and many others. To learn more or interview a Centre expert at SickKids, University Health Network or the University of Toronto, please contact communications officer Jeff Jurmain at or 416-946-8305.


Our 2019 Innovation Fund awards: 3D models of heart failure… stiffened hearts in diabetes…. saving infant lives
July 16, 2019

Our 2019 Innovation Fund awardees from SickKids, UHN and U of T share bold ideas for solving special challenges in heart failure. Details

ECHO applications now open for 2019-2010
June 25, 2019

ECHO is a specialized hands-on training program led by veteran entrepreneurs and consultants across a variety of sectors. ECHO provides innovators of cardiovascular technologies with entrepreneurship training, mentorship, networking, and funding opportunities. Details

2019 Education Fund competition now open
March 21, 2019

This fund supports early career investigators and trainees and carries a 25% average success rate per submission over past four years. Details

Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario
February 27, 2019

Patients hospitalized with heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation or stroke in Northern Ontario, Canada, were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital and repeatedly hospitalized after discharge than those living in Southern Ontario. Full story

Ted Rogers Centre presents its 4th annual heart failure symposium
February 14, 2019

National and international experts unite for a symposium that blends one day of research and clinical innovation with a half-day focused on managing heart failure in the primary care setting. Visit event website

At SickKids, stounding finding points to new therapeutic target for life-threatening heart condition
November 9, 2018

In a study published in European Heart Journal on Sept. 17, a research team led by SickKids discovered potential new ways to diagnose and treat this life-threatening heart condition. Full story.

Pioneering genome sequencing study links rare genetic changes to congenital cardiac condition
September 20, 2018

In a remarkable new genetic discovery, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, UHN, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and SickKids have found strong evidence that rare DNA variations can lead to Tetralogy of Fallot. Full story

Ted Rogers Centre releases its first public report
April 20, 2018

Click here to download and discover how we will fulfill the promise of a healthy heart.

First Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering to study heart from unique angle
April 4, 2018

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today announces that Dr. Slava Epelman has accepted the brand new role of Loretta Rogers Chair in Immunobioengineering. The Toronto clinician-scientist, a world expert in how immunology affects heart health, is tasked with translating new discoveries into strategies to stop heart failure and promote the regeneration of heart tissue. Full story

Ted Rogers Centre seeks emerging research to feature at Heart Failure Update
March 1, 2018

Attention students, trainees, young researchers: we want to feature your poster at Canada’s largest heart failure meeting. Full story

Heart Failure Update 2018 now open for registration
March 1, 2018

Canada’s largest meeting devoted to heart failure returns to Toronto on May 11-12 as the Ted Rogers Centre and Canadian Heart Failure Society co-host Heart Failure Update 2018. Visit event site

Paul Santerre appointed as the Baxter Chair of Health Technology & Commercialization
February 23, 2018

The Techna Institute, the Baxter Corporation, the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering affiliated with the Faculties of Dentistry, Engineering and Applied Science and Medicine at the University of Toronto, and the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation are excited to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Paul Santerre to the Baxter Chair of Health Technology & Commercialization. Full story

U of T health-care collaborations share $3.5 million in new federal funding
February 23, 2018

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research unveils its first million dollar visionary projects
February 15, 2018

“Our Centre is uniquely positioned to invest in emerging technology that delivers new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to heart failure,” said Dr. Mansoor Husain, executive director. Full story

Ted Rogers Centre tour by M.P. leads to letter of support to House of Commons
January 30, 2018

After Robert Oliphant, M.P. for Don Valley West, visited the Centre’s Translational Biology and Engineering Program, it inspired a letter to the federal minister of science about the importance of federal funding in Canadian research. See letter

New medical geneticists join Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
September 6, 2017

The Ted Rogers Centre today announces that Dr. Raymond Kim is its newest scientific lead, guiding efforts at the country’s only clinic devoted to cardiac genomics. Full story

First-in-Canada implant of novel sensor device for heart failure patients
June 20, 2017

In a Canadian first, a medical team has implanted a wireless device inside a heart failure patient, permitting clinicians to monitor the patient’s cardiovascular status – virtually and in real-time – and proactively adjust treatment to prevent costly, potentially unnecessary hospitalization. Full story

Canada’s largest heart failure conference opens today in Toronto
May 12, 2017

Combining new ideas and innovations in cardiovascular care and research, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research today unites with the Canadian Heart Failure Society for the first time in hosting Canada’s largest meeting devoted to heart failure. Full story

Paul Santerre honoured with Governor General’s Innovation Award
May 5, 2017

One of six awardees to be recognized at a special ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 23rd, Santerre’s award recognizes his sweeping entrepreneurial vision for scientific inquiry — and its vital role in shaping Canada’s innovation economy. Full story

Tumor necrosis factor found to directly regulate blood pressure
April 5, 2017

A new Ted Rogers Centre study is the first to show TNF operating beyond immune system, and it may have direct implications on patients receiving anti-TNF medications. Full story

Registration open for Heart Failure Update 2017
March 3, 2017

Canada’s largest meeting devoted to the rapidly evolving field of heart failure is coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this spring. Full story

Heather Ross virtually visits classrooms to mark special day for women in science
February 15, 2017

As part of the second annual United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Dr. Ross, recognized as one of the world’s leading medical authorities on heart failure and heart transplant, as well as a renowned explorer, participated in her first Google Hangout. Full story

With BlueRock, Toronto solidifies its position as regenerative medicine hub
December 12, 2016

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research is thrilled with today’s announcement of a massive new investment in regenerative medicine here in what is quickly becoming a global hub for stem cell science. Full story

Ted Rogers Centre experts join faculty of AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
November 11, 2016

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research brings a strong presence to the world-renowned American Heart Association Scientific Sessions that run Nov. 12-16. Full story

Heart signaling map sheds light on the molecular culprits behind cardiovascular disease
October 10, 2016

A new study paves the way for future research that could improve diagnosis and drug discovery for heart failure. Full story

Dr. Douglas Lee named Ted Rogers Chair in Heart Function Outcomes
June 17, 2016

Dr. Douglas Lee, an internationally-known cardiologist and scientist will seek new strategies to improve outcomes for heart failure patients, by exploring the impact of health policy, the health system, and individual patient factors. Full story

New resource to support Canadians living with the epidemic of heart failure
May 26, 2016

Employing a one-stop-shop approach, embedding the latest online technology from trusted cardiovascular medical leaders, the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research in tandem with the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today launch a new website designed to educate and support the one million Canadians living with heart failure. Full story

Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research awards first-ever Innovation Fund grants
May 20, 2016

This fund is the Centre’s major investment in innovative therapies and approaches that carry the greatest potential in transforming the care of heart failure patients. Full story

International scientific symposium on heart failure begins today in Toronto
May 12, 2016

Leading scientists from Oxford, Stanford, Duke, UC Berkeley and Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute join local experts from The Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and University of Toronto to explore the latest advances in heart failure.  Full story

Breast cancer patients undergoing Herceptin treatment should be monitored for heart damage regardless of age
April 19, 2016

This is among the findings of a new study from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research.  Full story

Renowned scientist will lead rare mission to address the epidemic of heart failure
March 23, 2016

The Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, a special Canadian partnership that unites clinical innovation with genetics, stem cells and engineering, today names Dr. Mansoor Husain its first executive director. Full story

Rogers Foundation wins philanthropy award
March 15, 2016

One year after making the largest gift to medicine in Canadian history, the Rogers Foundation has been recognized for its historic and groundbreaking philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Full story

Historic health-care collaboration celebrates one-year milestone
Nov. 20, 2015

“Leading investigators from diverse fields are using the latest knowledge and technology to save the lives of children and adults with compromised hearts.” Full story

At the heart of cutting-edge research: SickKids marks one-year anniversary of Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Nov. 20, 2015

SickKids has taken the lead in the Centre’s genomic research initiatives with the establishment of the Cardiac Genome Clinic, the world’s first clinic dedicated to adult and paediatric genome analysis. Full story

Craig Simmons appointed Scientific Director of Translational Biology and Engineering Program
July 30, 2015

“Craig Simmons’ international reputation as a leading researcher in stem cell mechanobiology and tissue engineering… makes him an excellent choice for this key leadership role.” Full story

Building world-class institution from scratch
June 12, 2015

“What we need to strive for, right from the start, is to build a spirit and framework of cooperation and teamwork that ensures that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Full story

A transformational gift
June 12, 2015

Bringing together the combined expertise of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN, SickKids, and University of Toronto, the primary goal and bold target of the newly created Centre is to reduce re-hospitalizations for heart failure by 50 per cent over the next decade. Full story

Faculties of Engineering, Dentistry and Medicine to collaborate in new Translational Biology and Engineering Program
April 28, 2015

“TBEP” will occupy an entire floor of the MaRS Phase 2 building in Toronto’s Discovery District beginning in fall 2015. Full story

Historic $130 million gift from the Rogers family to establish the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research
Nov. 20, 2014

Largest private donation in Canadian health care history will bring together the strengths of SickKids, UHN, and U of T in individualized genomic medicine, tissue engineering, and advanced cardiac care. Full story