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Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are investigating promising new approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat hypertension. Our work spans the full spectrum of research from basic science to clinical research to implementation.

Research News


Dr. Gregory Hundemer appointed as first Lorna Jocelyn Wood Chair for Kidney Research
January 13, 2022 - Dr. Gregory Hundemer has been appointed as the first Lorna Jocelyn Wood Chair for Kidney Research at The Ottawa Hospital. This endowed chair was created thanks to generous donations from the late Ms. Wood and her family to The Ottawa Hospital Foundat
Don’t change blood pressure medication because of fear of COVID-19
April 17, 2020 - Viruses get inside our cells by latching onto specific proteins on the cell surface. In the case of COVID-19, the virus latches onto a protein that normally controls blood pressure. In fact, common blood pressure medications increase the level of thi
Potassium for high blood pressure? Study to test dietary alternatives to medication
November 13, 2019 - Drs. Swapnil Hiremath and Marcel Ruzicka are leading a clinical trial to identify the best way for people with high blood pressure to eat more potassium on a regular basis.
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Burger, Dylan
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Aging, Chronic disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Type 1 diabetes, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Biomarkers, Disease models, Extracellular vesicles / exosomes, Imaging, Molecular and cellular biology, Pharmacology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Hiremath, Swapnil
MD, MPH, FASN
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic disease, Diabetes, Health in older peoples, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health services research, Imaging, Pharmacology, Pragmatic trials, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Hundemer, Gregory
MD, MPH
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Biomarkers, Clinical research, Cohort studies
Kennedy, Christopher
PhD
Senior Scientist
(Chronic Disease)
Diabetes, Hypertension, Kidney disease Molecular and cellular biology
Sood, Manish
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Pharmacology, Prevention