Research teams receive record number of Collaborative Health Research Project grants

Three Western University research teams have been awarded Collaborative Health Research Project (CHRP) grants, the most ever granted to Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry researchers in a single year.

CHRP is a joint program between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research which support innovative interdisciplinary projects with a focus on knowledge translation that can lead to health care benefits for Canadians.

Savita Dhanvantari, Leonard G. Luyt (Co-PIs) and Dr. Gerald Wisenberg, Frank S. Prato (Co-Investigators)
“Hybrid Molecular Imaging in the Diagnosis of Heart Disease” was awarded $223,308 for three years.

Christopher G. Ellis, Tamie Poepping (Co-PIs) and Dr. Douglas D. Fraser, Dr. Claudio M. Martin, Dr. Michael D. Sharpe,  Maria Drangova, Dr. Alison E. Fox-Robichaud,  Graham M. Fraser, Barry Janssen (Co-Investigators).
“Noninvasive Functional Biomarker for Early Detection and Continuous Monitoring of Microvascular Dysfunction” was awarded $319,446 for three years.

Dr. Keith S. St. Lawrence, Dr. David S. Lee (Co-PIs) and Dr. Henry W. Roukema, Dr. Kevin W. Coughlin, Vladislav Toronov (Co-Investigators)
“The need for neuromonitoring during the golden hour to prevent preterm brain injury” was awarded $185,373 for three years.