Dr. Rob Hegele, Genomics Lead, ONDRI and professor, Departments of Medicine, and Biochemistry at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Jacob J. Wolfe Distinguished Medical Research Chair in Human Gene Function, and scientist at Robarts Research Institute, received more than $2.3 million for his research into understanding the genomic factors behind cardiovascular disease, strokes and diabetes.

The CIHR Foundation Grant is designed to contribute to a sustainable foundation of health research leaders by providing long-term support for the pursuit of innovative, high-impact programs of research. Dr. Hegele was one of more than 1,600 applications received by CIHR.