Researchers awarded millions in CIHR funding

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is proud to share that almost $30 million in CIHR funding was awarded to its researchers in the latest round of competition.

34 projects were funded across the School, Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute including $14.8 million in project grants, and more than $15 million in foundation grants. Congratulations to all of the successful applicants:

Foundation Grants

Everling, Stefan (Program Leader) -  Muscarinic cholinergic modulation of cognition in primates

Garg, Amit (Program Leader) - Living Kidney Donation: Improving safety, access, and outcomes

Holdsworth, David W (Program Leader)  - Dynamic Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System: From Cells to Humans

Menon, Ravi S (Program Leader) - Ultra-high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Brain Structure and Function in Multiple Sclerosis

Pruszynski, Andrew P (Program Leader) - Feature extraction in the tactile periphery: from basic neural mechanisms to better treatments for nerve injury

Project Grants

Bauer, Greta R ; Lawson, Margaret - Transgender youth in clinical care: A panCanadian cohort study of medical, social and family outcomes

Bhattacharya, Moshmi -  Targeting Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Role of KISS1R

Borradaile, Nica M - Roles of elongation factor 1A1 in the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Dekaban, Gregory A ; Brown, Arthur - Anti-CD11d immunotherapy for CNS trauma

Edgell, David -  Use of Tev-Cas9 dual nucleases to bias genome editing outcomes towards homology directed repair

Everling, Stefan - Muscarinic modulation of working memory for abstract rules and cognitive control in nonhuman primates

Finger, Elizabeth; Boxer, Adam - A phase 2 study of intranasal oxytocin for Frontotemporal Dementia

Forchuk, Cheryl; Velji, Karima; Richardson, Jan - Smart Homes: Developing and Testing Strategies Supporting Community Re-Integration for Clients with Severe Mental Illness

Foster, Paula J - Developing In Vivo Imaging Technologies for Quantification of Tumour Associated Macrophages in Breast Cancer

Frewen, Paul A ; Lanius, Ruth - A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mindfulness Meditation for PTSD with or without Neurofeedback Augmentation

Gaede, Stewart - Identification of acute radiation-induced cardiac toxicity after locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer radiotherapy with hybrid PET-MRI

Gill, Sean E - The role of tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases in microvascular endothelial cell dysfunction during sepsis

Inoue, Wataru - Chronic stress, synaptic remodelling and neuroendocrine adaptation

Khan, Ali R ; Kohler, Stefan -  Probing hippocampal integrity with ultra-high resolution MRI and behaviour in temporal lobe epilepsy

Kramer, James M - Functional investigation of the SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex in neuronal development and function

Laird, Dale W ; Allman, Brian - Connexins and pannexins in hearing loss

Lanius, Ruth A ; McKinnon, Margaret  - Neural, cognitive and biological correlates of the dissociative subtype of PTSD among military members

Li, Shun-Cheng S  - Characterization of a new histone mark in stem cell differentiation

Mann, Jamie F - Evaluating the HIV cellular reservoir in preclinical and Phase 1 clinical trial samples after latency reversal with activator vaccines.

Mymryk, Joseph S - Molecular genetic analysis of adenovirus E1A function

O'Gorman, David - The roles of WT1 in fibrosis development

Parraga, Grace - Change the Outcome: Development and Application of MRI for COPD and Asthma

Pasternak, Stephen H - Understanding lysosomal secretion in neurons: a novel mechanism responsible for beta-amyloid release

Ramachandran, Rithwik - Dissecting Proteinase Activated Receptor-4 signaling in the cardiovascular system

Regnault, Timothy R - Modulating the in utero environment to prevent later life insulin resistance

Schemitsch, Emil H; Nauth, Aaron; Mckee, Michael D - The DECIPHER Study: DEterminants of Function and Clinically Important outccomes in Proximal Humerus Fractures in the Elder Population: A National CohoRt

St. Lawrence, Keith S - Imaging cerebral perfusion and energy metabolism at rest and during functional activation by hybrid PET/MRI

Weir, Matthew - Micro-Particle Curcumin for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease-1 (MPAC-CKD-1)

** Please note this article was edited from its original version to include grants that were submitted through London Health Sciences Centre **