Funding: More than $3.2 million awarded to clinical researchers

More than $3.2 million was awarded to clinical researchers at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry through the Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternative Funding Plan (AFP) Innovation Fund and the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) Opportunities Fund.
Congratulations to the recipients:

AHSC AFP Innovation Fund

  • Derivation and internal validation of a clinical prognostic tool for recurrent emergency department visits for hyperglycemia in patients with diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study 
    Dr. Justin W. Yan, Emergency Medicine

  • Novel uses of technology for individuals with mild to moderate hip or knee osteoarthritis: the technology, exercise programming, and active prescription for enhanced mobility (TEAM) study
    Dr. Jane Thornton, Family Medicine
  • Liquid Biopsy and Blood Markers for Predicting Late Recurrence in Patient with Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
    Dr. Ana Elisa Lohmann, Medical Oncology
  • Denosumab for the prevention of fragility fractures in hemodialysis: a pilot study for an innovative, randomized-controlled trial, embedded in routine care (PREFERRED-1)
    Drs. Kristin Clemens and Dr. Amit Garg, Medicine
  • Integrating genomic medicine into the clinical care of patients with chronic kidney disease
    Dr. Dervla Connaughton, Medicine
  • Endoscopic nodal staging in oligometastatic non-small cell lung cancer being treated with stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (ENDO-SABR)
    Dr. Inderdeep Dhaliwal, Medicine, and Dr. David Palma, Radiation Oncology
  • Development and validation of a Resuscitation Preferences Video Decision Aid at the London Health Sciences Center (LHSC)
    Dr. Mark Goldszmidt, Medicine, and Dr. Ravi Taneja, Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Genetic diagnosis of dyslipidemia 
    Dr. Robert Hegele, Medicine
  • Moving Towards Personalized Management of Food Allergy
    Dr. Samira Jeimy, Medicine
  • Reduction or Elimination of Radiation During Implantation of Cardiac Devices Using Ultrasound (RADICAl USe)
    Dr. Habib Khan, Medicine
  • Building the Evidence for Biomarker Testing for Drug Safety and Efficacy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Personalizing Patient Care
    Dr. Aze Wilson, Medicine
  • Reducing Readmission of Patients Admitted to Clinical Teaching Unit at Victoria Hospital- Quality Improvement Intervention Study
    Dr. Saira Zafar, Medicine
  • Comparison of transcriptomic changes in idiopathic subglottic stenosis and normal respiratory mucosa using high throughput RNA sequencing
    Dr. Anthony Nichols, Otolaryngology
  • Reliability of MRI Indices for Evaluating Perianal Fistulizing Crohn's Disease Activity in a Pediatric Cohort 
    Dr. Eileen Crowley, Paediatrics, and Dr. Vipul Jairath, Medicine
  • Real Time Continuous Non-Invasive Monitoring and Classification of Peripheral White Blood Cells
    Dr. Michael Rieder, Paediatrics, and Dr. Alejandro Lazo-Langner, Medicine
  • American Heart Association vs. European Society of Hypertension Ambulatory Blood Pressure Threshold for Diagnosing Ambulatory Hypertension in Children: Which threshold should be used in clinical practice? 
    Dr. Ajay Sharma and Dr. Kambiz Norozi, Paediatrics
  • Genotype-guided antiemetic therapy in pediatric oncology
    Dr. Alexandra Zorzi, Paediatrics
  • A pilot study on the safety, tolerability, and effectiveness of quetiapine in postpartum depression
    Dr. Verinder Sharma, Psychiatry
  • A phase 2 double-blind placebo randomized control trial of 30% topical application of hydrogen peroxide as a neoadjuvant treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers prior to definitive surgery or radiation
    Dr. Jinka Sathya, Radiation Oncology
  • Building a Provincial Platform for Pan-Cancer Window of Opportunity Trials Using Preop Immune Priming
    Dr. Muriel Brackstone, Surgery
  • Investigating the risk of long-term complication after pediatric surgery to propose a standard for follow-up duration 
    Dr. Sumit Dave and Dr. Blayne Welk, Surgery
  • The WHERE: Waiting for Hip or Knee Replacement - A Prospective Cohort 
    Dr. Emil Schemitsch, Surgery

AMOSO Opportunities Fund

  • Gender Differences in the Neurocognitive Recovery of Patients after Cardiac Arrest
    Dr. Derek Debicki, Clinical Neurological Sciences
  • Integration of Learners into Virtual Care
    Dr. Lisa Shepherd, Emergency Medicine
  • Best Practices Clinic in Psoriatic Arthritis 
    Dr. Tristan Boyd, Medicine
  • The Association of Orthostatic Hypotension and Cognitive Performance in older adults with Cognitive impairment (OHCog): A sub-study of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) 
    Dr. Jaspreet Bhangu, Medicine
  • Nurse-led Advanced monitoring for Non-Convulsive seizures in Encephalopathic critically ill children (NuANCEd)
    Dr. Saptharishi Lalgudi Ganesan, Paediatrics
  • Preservation of Swallowing in Resected Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Examining Radiation Volume Effects (PRESERVE)
    Dr. Pencilla Lang, Radiation Oncology
  • Enhancing Translation Breast Cancer Research Program and Multidisciplinary Collaborations Through Support of Clinician-Scientist Dr. Armen Parsyan
    Dr. Armen Parsyan, Surgery
  • Pilot study: Mindfulness-based Group Therapy as a Multi-Disciplinary approach to treat Erectile Dysfunction
    Dr. Jeffrey Campbell, Surgery