Halifax doc fights to continue research
A Halifax cardiologist is fighting to clear her name and get on with research she believes could save lives.
Dr. Gabrielle Horne is an award-winning researcher who works for both Dalhousie University and the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Horne says heart disease is the No. 1 reason Canadians are admitted to hospital. She's looking for a way to prevent or treat heart disease by using X-rays or ultrasounds to study the walls of people's hearts.
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"Here's an outstanding researcher doing important work, whose research was seriously interfered with for a period of five months."
The association was also involved in the high-profile case of Dr. Nancy Olivieri, the researcher at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto who was threatened with legal action by a drug company wanting to stop her from publishing research findings.
- From Nov. 14, 2002 - Scientist settles with university, hospital
Olivieri's six-year ordeal ended when the association helped broker a settlement between her, the hospital and the university.
Dr. Horne is hoping it can do the same for her.