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Faculty Completed Research

"Extremely Low Gestational Age (ELGA): Short-term Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality" (Co-PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Western Ontario. 2013-2016. $7,500.

"Enhancing Breast Milk Production with Domperidone in Mothers of Preterm Neonates (EMPOWER trial)" (Site PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Fuded by: CIHR. $993,240.

"Maternal Virtual Infant Nutrition Support Clinic (MAVINS Clinic) for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)" (PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: Health Nexus Best Start. 2015. $26,400.

"CNTN" (Co-PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). 2013-2015. $702,143.

"Maternal Virtual Infant Nutrition Support Clinicc (MAVINS Clinic)" (PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: AHSC AFP Innovation Fund. 2013-2015. $83,400.

"Assessing Neonatal Brain Function wtih fMRI" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by NSERC/CIHR. 2012-2015. $181,712/year.

"Engaging Graduate Students in Achieving Healthy Infant Growth and Development in East Asia" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: AUCC/CIDA. 2012-2015. $293,003.

"Canada Resarch Chair in Maternal and Fetal Health Tier 1" (Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CRC Program, Governement of Canada. 2008-2015. $200,000/year.

"Functional imaging of the newborn brain: Development of new biomarkers for adverse neurologic outcomes" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: AMOSO Innovation. 2014. $124,200.

"Defining Futility in the NICU: an exploration of front line healthcare providers' perspectives" (PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: Department of Paediatrics, University of Western Ontario. 2013-2014. $3,000.

"Bipolar Disorder: Screening, Prevalence and Neonatal Outcomes" (Co-PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: Ontario Mental Health Foundation. 2010-2014. $289,900.

"Centre for Functional Metabolic Mapping" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CFI. 2013. $6,235,244.

"Prerequisite for Safety" (Co-PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: Canadian Institute of Health Research. 2012-2013. $20,000.

"Regulation of fetal growth" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR. 2008-2013. $155,831/year.

"South Western Ontario Maternal Newborn, Child and Yout Network" (Co-PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: AHSC AFP Innovation Fund - AMOSO. 2009-2012. $430,500.

"A Qualitative Analysis of the Ethial Decision-Making Process Used by Key Informants in the Resuscitation of Extremely Premature Infants" (PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: CIHR. 2008-2011. $79,349.

"Molecular Mechanisms of Fetal Growth Restriction" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR. 2006-2011. $147,342/year.

"Meconium Study" (Co-PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Child Health Research Institute. 2006-2011. $145,000.

"Fetal Growth Restriction: Mechanisms and Outcomes" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: RFA IHDCYH. 2005-2011. $348,000/year (+$58,000 equipment).

"Post Discharge Nutrition Support for Preterm Infants in Southwestern Ontario" (PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva, Co-PI: Dr. Doris Yuen). Funded by: AMOSO. 2009-2010. $57,700.

"Proteomics of Preeclmapsia" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR. 2008-2010. $50,000/year.

"A Qualitative Analysis of the Ethical Decision-Making Process used by Key Informants in the Resuscitation of Extemely Premature Infants" (PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: CIHR STIRRHS. 2008-2010. $18,000.

"A Qualitative Analysis of the Ethical Decision-Making Process used by Key Informants in the Resuscitation of Extremely Premature Infants" (PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: Obstetrics and Gynaecology RFRA. 2008-2010. $18,000.

"Deaths in Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs): Exploring the Ethical Determinants" (PI Site: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: Canadian Institute of Health Research. 2007-2010. $49,849.

"Maternal and Infant Health, Health Services Needs and Utilization Following Term and Preterm Birth: Outcomes in a Cohort Assembled Antenatally" (Co-PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: CIHR. 2006-2010. $401,100.

"The World Health Organization Global Survey for Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes in Canada" (PI Site: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: CIHR. 2007-2009. $500,000.

"Value of Quantitative MRI Measures of White Matter Injury for Predicting Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Preterm Infants" (PI: Dr. David Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: CIHR. 2005-2009. $205,932.

"The Relationship Between BNP and the Usage of Inotropic Support After Surgical PDA Ligation in Neonates" (Co-PI: Dr. Kevin Couglin). Funded by: Department of Paediatrics / Division of Neonatology, University of Western Ontario. 2008. $2,000.

"Molecular mechanisms of preeclampsia" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR. 2002-2008. $181,975/year.

"In Utero Passage of Meconium and Outcomes in the Premature Neonate" (PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: Department of Paediatrics Internal Research Grant, University of Western Ontario. 2007. $1,000.

"Neonatal Morbidity of Near-term Infants" (PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: Division of Neonatology Internal Research Grant, University of Western Ontario. 2007. $1,000.

"The importance of Synchronized Changes in NK Cells and Endometrium in Promotion of Human Pregnancy" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR/NSERC CHRP. 2005-2007. $50,000.

"Genetic Analysis of Frizzled-4 (FZD4) and its influence on Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)" (PI: Dr. Orlando da Silva). Funded by: Division of Neonatology Internal Research Grant, University of Western Ontario. 2005-2007. $4,800.

"Fetal brain development: The impact of acute and chronic hypoxia" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR. 2004-2007. $111,232.

"Regulation of fetal growth" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR. 2003-2008. $163,539/year.

"The effect of placental inusfficiency on fetal and neonatal growth and development" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: CIHR. 2002-2005. $154,173.

"RFA on Genomic Medicine" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: IG. 2005. $8,250.

"FRA on Healthy Pregnancy Workshop" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: IHDCYH. 2005. $7,000.

"Changing Practices of Respiratory Management in the NICU: Benefits and Risks in the Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant" (PI: Dr. David Lee, Co-PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Ontario Lung Association / Ontario Thoracic Society Block Term Grant. 2003-2004. $7,500.

"The adequacy of current neonatal resuscitation pressure monitoring devices - do we really know our limits?" (PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: CHRI. 2003-2004. $5,800.

"Canadian Preeclampsia Network Workshop" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: IHDCYH, ICRH IGH and III, CIHR FRSQ. 2003. $37,000.

"Neonatal Resuscitation - What Pressures Do We Really Delivery?" (PI: Dr. Henry Roukema, Co-PI: Dr. Kevin Coughlin). Funded by: Child Health Research Institute. 2003. $5,803.

"Cerebral Blood Flow in Premature Infants Resuscitated with Room Air" (Co-PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Department of Paediatrics, University of Western Ontario. 2002-2003. $1,000.

"IGFs and breast cancer: A Canadian research network" (Co PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Canadian Breast Cancer Research Intiative. 2000-2003. $59,842/year core lab + $125,341.

"A Randomized Trial of Nasopharyngeal versus Nasal CPAP in the Extubation of Babies <1250 Grams" (PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Ontario Thoracic Society - Block Term Grant. 1998-2003. $7,180.

"Regulation of Fetal Growth" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Medical Research Council Canada. 1999-2002. $115,533/year + $27,170.

"Molecular mechanisms of preeclampsia" (PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Medical Research Council Canada. 1999-2002. $37,521/year. 

"A near infrared spectroscopy system for the quantitative evaluation of cerebral blood flow in neonates" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Photonics Research Ontario. 1999-2000. $92,000/year.

"Fetal monkey model of obstructive renal dysplasia" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: National Institutes of Health, NIDDK RFA: DK97-007. 1997-1999. $118,900.

"Insulin-like growth factors and binding proteins in the regulation fetal growth: Molecular mechanisms" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Medical Research Council of Canada. 1993-1999. $138,730/year + $21,000.

"A Randomized Trial of Nasopharyngeal versus Nasal CPAP in the Extubation of Babies <1250 Grams" (PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Lawson Health Research Institute Pooled Research Trust. 1998. $7,500.

"A Randomized Trial of Nasopharyngeal versus Nasal CPAP in the Extubation of <1250 Grams" (PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Striving for Excellence, Mead Johnson Industry Grant, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. 1998. $14,764.

"Trophoblast invasion as a model of metastasis" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Jack Bowen Research Fund. 1997-1998. $7,500.

"A Randomized Trial of Nasopharyngeal versus Nassal CPAP in the Extubation of <1250 Grams" (PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Department of Paediatrics / Division of Neonatology, University of Western Ontario. 1997. $35,000.

"Effect of hypoxia on expression of IGFs and IGFBPs in cultured vascular cells" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Ontario Thoracic Society. 1996-1997. $7,500.

"Novel genes expressed in preeclampsia placentae" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: St. Joseph's Health Centre Pooled Research Trust Fund. 1996-1997. $7,500.

"Angiogenic growth factors in oxygen induced retinopathy" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: St. Joseph's Health Centre Pooled Research Trust Fund. 1995-1996. $7,500.

"Early Treatment of PPHN with Inhaled Nitric Oxide" (PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Dean's Grant, University of Toronto. 1994-1996. $10,000.

"Early Treatment of PPHN with Inhaled Nitric Oxide" (PI: Dr. Henry Roukema). Funded by: Trainee's Startup Fund, Clinical Research Council, Hospital for Sick Children.1994. $2,000.

Symposium of "Growth factor interactions during development" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Hospital for Sick Children Foundation. 1993. $6,500.

"Insulin-like growth factors in neural development" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Medical Research Council of Canada. 1989-1993. $82,500/year + $7,626.

"Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins in human cord blood: A test for intrauterine growth restriction" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Child Health Research Institute. 1991-1992. $20,000.

"Insulin-like growth factors and binding proteins in the developing lung" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Ontario Thoracic Society. 1991-1992. $7,500.

"The role of insulin-like growth factors and IGF binding proteins in brain development" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: St. Joseph's Health Centre Pooled Research Trust Fund. 1990-1991. $7,500.

"Expression of cyclooxygenase gene in the developing lung" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Ontario Thoracic Society. 1990-1991. $5,050.

"Ontogeny of cyclooxygenase (PGHS) in the rat lung" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Ontario Thoracic Society. 1989-1990. $5,063.

"Insulin-like Growth Factors in Neural Development" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Medical Research Council of Canada. 1988-1990.

"Expression of TGF-β and TGF-β receptors in reactive and neoplastic lymphoid tissues" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: St. Joseph's Health Centre Pooled Research Trust Fund. 1989. $7,500.

"Expression of growth factor genes in tumours of the head and nech" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: St. Joseph's Health Centre Pooled Research Trust Fund. 1989. $4,950.

"Insulin-like Growth Factors in Development" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Medical Research Council of Canada. 1988. $63,874.

"Insulin-like Growth Factors in Human Brain Growth" (Co-PI: Dr. Victor Han). Funded by: Ministry of Health of Ontario. 1987. $15,000.