Each year the Molly Appeal focus alternates on a rotating basis for the four key areas of research emphasis and excellence at Dalhousie Medical School: cardiovascular, the related fields of inflammation, infection, and immunity, cancer and neuroscience.

2015 Molly Appeal for Cardiovascular Research

The 2015 Molly Appeal is dedicated to Cardiovascular Research.
This year's Molly Appeal is dedicated to heart research at Dalhousie Medical School in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

We all have a story of the heart - either our own or someone's close to us.

2015-16 campaign for Cardio Research Letter (PDF)


Heart disease comes in many forms - some we are born with, some we develop over many years, and some strike us suddenly with little or no warning. These conditions affect us all, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or geography.

The good news is, research is already saving lives and improving quality of life for people with heart disease. Yet there is still a long way to go. We need better diagnostics and safer, more effective ways to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease - especially here in the Maritimes.

Please give generously to this year's Molly Appeal, to improve quality of life and support better care for the sake of all of our hearts.

Faces of Molly 2015-16

Dr. Karen Bedard hunts for the genes behind a deadly disease of the heart
Dr. Keith Brunt develops practical solutions to heart disease problems
Dr. Ansar Hassan tests pre- and post-op approaches to minimizing surgery risks
Dr. Greg Hirsch paves way to better decisions and outcomes of cardiac surgery
Dr. Susan Howlett seeks to keep men's and women's hearts strong as they age
Dr. Petra Kienesberger sheds light on fat-driven weakening of heart-muscle cells
Dr. Jean-François Légaré explores blood pressure related heart failure
Dr. Sohrab Lutchmedial seeks to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in youth
Dr. Kishore Pasumarthi explores new territory in cardiac regeneration
Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil studies role of nutrients in cardiac health and diabetic heart disease
Dr. Alex Quinn seeks mechanical solutions to electrical problems in the heart
Dr. Robert Rose works to prevent age and frailty-related arrhythmias
Dr. John Sapp fine-tunes treatments for dangerous heart rhythms

Meet more of our Cardiovascular researchers.

Patient Stories

Did You Know?

The Molly Appeal focus alternates on a rotating basis each year for the four key areas of research emphasis and excellence at Dalhousie Medical School: Cardiovascular, the collective group of Inflammation, Infection and Immunity, Cancer and Neuroscience.

Learn about the many research initiatives happening in the Maritimes at Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick by reading our Faces of Molly section.