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2019

CHRI-Translational Research Grant Fund, 2019 Competition

Drs. Barbra de Vrijer, Sandrine de Ribaupierre, Charles McKenzie, and Roy Eagleson have been awarded funding from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Children's Health Research Institute Translational Research Grant Fund to start their collaborative research project entitled, “Using fetal functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate the effects of maternal cannabis use on fetal brain development: a pilot study”.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, AEF Project Funding

Drs. Barbra de Vrijer, Shifana Lalani, Genevieve Eastabrook, Debbie Penava and medical student Rita Morassut have been awarded funding from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for their research project entitled,"The use of oxytocin for labour induction in women with Class III obesity"

SRTP, 2019

Rita Morassut, medical student at Western University, received Summer Research Training Program (SRTP) funding for the research project “Optimizing oxytocin dose for labour induction in pregnant women with obesity”.

CHRI Scientist Innovation Grant Competition 2019

Drs. Emma Duerden, Barbra de Vrijer, Genevieve Eastabrook, Samuel Siu and Charles McKenzie have been awarded funding from the CHRI - Scientist Innovation Grant for their research project entitled,"Hearts & Minds: maternal cardiac output, placental MRI and cognitive outcomes in fetal growth restriction."

2018

Pregnancy Research Group 

PRG Headquarters in B5-106 is up and running! Check out our recruitment posters and previously-presented research posters!
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CHF grant, 2018‐19

Drs. Barbra de Vrijer, Kevin Coughlin and Genevieve Eastabrook have been awarded $50,000 for the successful renewal the Children’s Health Foundation grant entitled, “Preventing childhood obesity: Improving metabolic health in the first 1000 days of life”.

Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM) - February 14-17, 2018 (Banff, AB)

CNPRM 2018
PRG members, collaborators, and trainees managed to take some time out from science to celebrate and have fun at CNPRM in Banff. Can’t wait until next year’s meeting in Montebello!

CHRI-Translational Research Grant Fund, 2018 Competition

Drs. Barbra de Vrijer, Charles McKenzie, Timothy Regnault, and Genevieve Eastabrook have been awarded funding from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Children's Health Research Institute Translational Research Grant Fund to start their collaborative research project entitled, “Impact of Metformin and Insulin on Fetal Fat Development in Diabetic Pregnancies”.

Whaley Fellowship, 2018

Drs Michelle Mottola and Barbra de Vrijer were awarded the Whaley Fellowship for their project entitled, “Dietary, physical activity and anxiety profiles among obese pregnant women”. This fellowship will be used to support Dr Roberta Bgeginski to complete a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in London.

2017

CHF grant, 2017‐18

Drs. Barbra de Vrijer, Kevin Coughlin and Genevieve Eastabrook have been awarded a $50,000 Children’s Health Foundation grant entitled, “Preventing childhood obesity: Improving metabolic health in the first 1000 days of life”. 

Whaley Fellowship, 2017

Drs Barbra de Vrijer, Timothy Regnault and Charles McKenzie awarded Whaley Fellowship for their project entitled, “MRI of placental inflammation”. This fellowship will be used to support Dr Takashi Hashimoto, obstetrician/gynaecologist from Kagoshima city, Japan, to complete a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in London.

SROP, 2017

Tianna Koreman, medical student at Western University, received Schulich Research Opportunity Program (SROP) funding

SROP, 2017

Erin Murray, medical student at Western University, received Schulich Research Opportunity Program (SROP) funding

2016

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health and Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (CIHR/IHDCYH/SOGC) Team Grant - Apr 2016

Barbra de Vrijer and Genevieve Eastabrook with co-investigators Victor Han, Peeyush Lala, Charles McKenzie, Debbie Penava, Timothy Regnault, Trevor Shepherd and Samuel Siu were awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health and Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (CIHR/IHDCYH/SOGC) Team Grant of $746,764 for 5 years. Matching funds were provided by: Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) and Children’s Health Foundation; the Dean's office; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; and Women’s Development Council. This multi-disciplinary team focuses on maternal cardiovascular and metabolic health, placental function, and fetal health and involves a prospective cohort of women and infants followed throughout pregnancy and infancy.