uOttawa Heart Institute achieves “brain gain”

July 7, 2013

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is capitalizing on the economic downturn and the restructuring of health care in the US, as it continues to attract world-class medical researchers. The “brain gain” is attributed to several reasons, including an availability of research funds, the strong international reputation of the Heart Institute, and the attraction of Ottawa itself. The Heart Institute’s foundation “continues to sustain research,” and according to scientific director Dr. Peter Liu, research funding in the US is awarded to 1 in 15 proposals, while at the Heart Institute it is closer to 1 in 5. Ottawa Citizen