She’s just been named as the recipient of the . It’s a joint award issued by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) and the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (CSATVB).
That’s two years in a row that a member of our thriving research community has won this national recognition, putting a major spotlight on the Faculty of Medicine’s growing strength in this hugely important area of medical investigation. last year.
“This is a very humbling recognition, and I am so grateful that CIHR’s Institute for Circulatory & Respiratory Health continues to recognize Canadian researchers with awards like this. Some of my earliest research funding as a graduate student came from CIHR and ICRH, and without it our research wouldn’t be what it is today,” she says. “And while I might be receiving this award with my name on it, I am doing so on behalf of the large group of students, graduate & staff that work tirelessly in the lab to answer the research questions we have.
Her team’s research focuses on how inflammation underlies common diseases like coronary artery disease, obesity and dementia. Their innovative work is boosting patient care across Canada and deepening global knowledge.
It’s the latest high-profile accolade for Dr. Rayner, who is also the Faculty’s Assistant Dean of Research. She’s previously been recognized with competitive honours such as the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences Young Investigator Award, the Joseph A. Vita Award from the American Heart Association, and has been welcomed as a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada.