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How PHA Canada contributes to critical PH research 

PHA Canada’s scholarship program awards up to $10,000 to outstanding trainees in support of their research into the field of pulmonary hypertension. This research program allows emerging PH researchers—whose projects will contribute to the better understanding or treatment of PH—to fully delve into their scientific studies, in collaboration with specialized PH clinics in Canada.
 

Named Research Scholarships 

PHA Canada currently supports up-and-coming Canadian researchers through two named PH research scholarships: the Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship and the Mohammed Family PH Research Scholarship.

The Paroian Family PH Research Scholarship was founded in 2015, thanks to a donation by Phil Paroian in honour of his sister, Sherry Paroian. Since 2015, the Paulin Family (Brampton, ON) has raised nearly $50,000 in support of this scholarship through their Annual GolPH for PH Tournament

The Mohammed Family PH Research Scholarship was founded in 2017, thanks to funds raised by siblings Renae and Joseph (Ajax, ON), in honour of their mom, Judy Mohammed. The Mohammed Family's popular Annual Ajax Walk/Run for PH Research has since raised over $40,000 for this scholarship. 

For more information on how you can acquire a named research scholarship, please view our Donor Directed Gift Policy.
 

Scholarship Recipients 

Since 2016, PHA Canada has awarded $90,000 in scholarships to eight researchers through its PH Research Scholarship Program.
 
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Alice Bourgeois

Role of FOXM1 in DNA Damage Response and Cell Cycle Progression in PAH


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Karima Habbout

Implications of EZH2 in PAH


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Dr. François Potus

Linking inflammation and the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension


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Sylvia Rinaldi

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Virginie F. Tanguay

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