By Dr. Ross Feldman,
Medical Lead,
Cardiac Sciences Manitoba

February 21, 2021

CS Pilot Project Awardees

This year 2 CS Pilot Project Grants were awarded from a total of 4 applications submitted. This year, grants were awarded to: 

Amir Ravandi and Lorrie Kirshenbaum for their project “Impact of Circadian Rhythm on the Myocardial Lipidome During Ischemia” 

Ashish Shah and Mike Aliani for their project “HF-HOPE Study”.


Sals Star of the Week: Senait Petros!
Introduced by Lisa Bowen.

Senait Petros

The common theme of the Sals Star of the Week is that there are so many deserving staff members and it is hard to choose just one.  I feel the exact same way as everyone else.  The staff on CSIU have gone above and beyond in caring for not only our cardiac surgery patients but adapting to and caring for the Post recovery patients, taking patients from Cardiology when it is at capacity as well as working in other units that are requiring assistance.  

This leads me into announcing our Sals Star of the week.  When the ask came for Volunteers from our unit to go out of their comfort zone and become nurse extenders in the Critical Care Area, this nurse was one of the first to step up!  She has worked on our unit for many, many years and felt unsure that she would be able to care for the ICU patient.  Do you think I should do it?  Will I be able to do it?  were  a few of the questions she asked me at the time.  Well, she did it and she is loving it!  At first the goal was to only work in the cardiac surgery stream but she has willingly gone to whatever area she is needed in and has just flourished! This has included more than just the critical care areas! She has shared her knowledge with ICU RNs that are not familiar with a post op cardiac surgery patient  as well as taken the opportunity to  learn more about and care for the ACCU and ICMS patients. I have heard such positive feedback from managers and coworkers about her amazing attitude during this crazy time we are all living through.  While talking with her recently, she has said she is really happy that she took on this challenge and is  able to help out our patients and coworkers.  Please help me with a big round of applause for this week’s Sals Star, Senait Petros!

Congratulations to Lisa Bowen who now has welcomed her second grandbaby Norah Elizabeth Anderson into the world on February 19th!