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Dr Frantisek Kolar, Prague, Czech Republic

Frantisek Kolar, born on October 2, 1952, is a Czech scientist specialized in cardiovascular physiology. His university education started in 1972 at the Faculty of Science of the Charles University in Prague, where he graduated in 1977 and received his PhD degree in 1985. He accepted a postdoctoral position at the Institute of Physiology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague, and then underwent research training in cardiovascular physiology and biochemistry at the St. Boniface Research Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, the University of Ottawa, Canada, the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2006, he was appointed Full Professor of Medical Physiology at the Charles University in Prague. He has been the Head of the Department of Developmental Cardiology at the Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic since 2005.

Dr. Kolar is a member of several societies including the International Society for Heart Research (serving as a Secretary of the European Section in 1998-2003), European Society of Cardiology, International Society for Mountain Medicine, International Society for Chronic Hypoxia (founding member), and Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. He has been involved in committees of the Czech Science Foundation and co-organized several national and international scientific conferences. He is currently on Editorial Boards of Experimental Biology and Medicine and Physiological Research, and serves as Section Editor of Acta Physiologica and Associate Editor of Experimental and Clinical Cardiology. Dr. Kolar received awards from the Czechoslovak Cardiological Society, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Slovak Academy of Sciences and the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Dr. Kolar has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters and is a co-author of one monography. His early research concerned the role of skeletal muscle in catecholamine-induced thermogenesis. After joining the Institute of Physiology, his main research interest focused on early postnatal development of the heart with particular respect to cardiac contractile function, calcium handling and its humoral control. More recently, he became interested in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and investigations of the molecular mechanism underlying the long-lasting cardioprotective and antiarrhythmic effects conferred by adaptation to chronic continuous and intermittent hypoxia.


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World-renowned Research Centre renamed

St-Boniface Hospital honoured Winnipeg visionary and philanthropist Paul Albrechtsen by renaming its Research Centre the St-Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre. The Centre is the global headquarters of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences where our Dr. Naranjan Dhalla was the founder of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.

He was interviewed recently by the American Physiological Society's for their "Living History Program.

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3rd Harold Buchwald Lecture by Dr. Sharon Mulvagh, Mayo Clinic, Rochester


Click for An Important Conversation About Heart Health between Dr. Mulvagh and Marlo Thomas

If you missed the MANSHIELD CONSTRUCTION HEART HEALTH LUNCHEON featuring the 5th Harold Buchwald Lecture on October 3, 2013, please Click here for Dr Yusuf's extraordinary talk

Dr. Robert Roberts made a very special talk as the first Yetta and Jack Levit Distinguished Lecture. Click here to enjoy Dr. Roberts ' talk. On Nov. 2/15, Dr. John Cairns second Distinguished Lecture was extraordinary Click here for the lecture.

2nd Harold Buchwald Heart Health Lecture Sept. 29, 2009 ... an incredible talk by Dr. Jay Cohn which inspired Ivan Berkowitz to pursue a number of options which led to Dr. Duhamel's HAPPY Hearts Project. Click here to watch video

Read the latest bulletin from St. Boniface - excellent reports on IACS Fellows Drs. Menkis, Pierce and Kirshenbaum - great heart health advice!