CIHR awards over $21.5M to research teams from uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and affiliated institutes

Posted on Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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The Spring 2022 Project Grant competition of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has granted more than $21.5M to thirty research teams from the Faculty of Medicine and affiliated research institutes to support their innovative research projects.

The overall success rate of close to 28% is higher than the national success rate of 19.3%.

The Project Grant Program supports researchers in all areas of health and aims to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. Thank you to CIHR for their continued support for  Faculty of Medicine researchers, who continue to make the Faculty of Medicine a leading research-intensive institution.

Congratulations to the research teams on behalf of the entire Faculty!


  • Bennett, Steffany -  Lipophenomics of Dementia: Sex-specific metabolic determinants of risk and resiliency
  • Blais, Alexandre - Gene regulatory network controlling muscle stem cell function
  • Chen, Hsiao-Huei - A possible treatment to ameliorate autism spectrum disorders.
  • Copeland, John W - The role of FMNL2 in invasion and metastasis
  • Cowan, Kyle - The role of Pannexin 1 in Skeletal Muscle Regeneration and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Dilworth, Jeffrey - Role for defective enhancer commissioning in the hypotonia phenotype of Kabuki Syndrome patients
  • Fergusson, Dean A -  Intraoperative pharmacologic opioid minimization strategies and patient-centred outcomes after surgery: a scoping review
  • Freeman, Ellen - Enhancing the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging for research on vision and eye disease through linkage with health administrative data and grading of retinal images
  • Gibbings, Derrick J – New Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Harper, Mary-Ellen - Skeletal muscle energetics and metabolic programming in treatment -sensitive and -resistant obesity
  • Hundemer, Gregory - Artificial Intelligence for the Prevention of Unplanned Dialysis
  • Hutton, Brian - Knowledge Syntheses to Identify Best Treatments for Cancer Related Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors
  • Ilkow, Carolina: Designing oncolytic rhabdoviruses for horizontal delivery of artificial microRNAs
  • Jahani-Asl, Arezu - Transcriptional Control of Glioma Stem Cells by a Novel LGALS1/HOXA5 Signalling Pathway
  • Lalu, Manoj: Patient engagement in basic science: co-development and pilot evaluation of a novel framework
  • MacFadden, Derek - A Cluster Randomized Cross-over Trial of an Antibiotic Decision Support Intervention in Sepsis (IDEAS II)
  • Martel, Guillaume -  DRAGON 2 - An international multicenter randomized controlled trial to compare combined Portal and Hepatic Vein Embolization (PVE/HVE) with PVE alone in liver surgery and A Delphi survey to generate consensus among international experts on elements of an intraoperative transfusion protocol
  • McIsaac, Daniel - The Anesthesia for Lower limb revascularization to Optimize Functional OuTcomes (ALOFT) Trial: a pilot multicenter randomized trial
  • Nair, Girish -  SUNRISE International Study of Movement Behaviours in the Early Years
  • Presseau, Justin - Expanding source plasma donation in Canada: Enhancing the capability, opportunity, and motivation of under-represented Canadians to donate plasma
  • Robaey, Philippe - Developing collaboratively a shared decision making tool for home-based videoconferencing versus in person care in child and youth mental health
  • Rudnicki, Michael - Muscle Stem Cell Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Stanford, William - Dissecting the roles of the Polycomb protein MTF2 in leukemogenesis
  • Stewart, Duncan - Microvascular Endothelial Loss and Regeneration in Acute Lung Injury
  • Sun, Louise - Sex, gender and intersecting social factors within interprofessional cardiac operating room teams: A new, multi-methods approach to optimizing practice, provider well-being, and patient outcomes
  • Suuronen, Erik - Glyoxalase-1 loaded nanoparticles for reducing methylglyoxal and promoting vascular repair and cardiac function after myocardial infarction
  • Thebaud, Bernard - Endothelial progenitor cell-based therapies for neonatal pulmonary hypertension
  • Thiruganasambandamoorthy,Venkatesh - Multi-Centre Cluster-Randomized Implementation of Canadian Syncope Pathway for Emergency Department Syncope Management
  • Tiberi, Mario - Role of Membrane-Associated Guanylate Kinases (MAGUKs) in Dopamine Receptor Signaling
  • Tremblay, Mark - SUNRISE International Study of Movement Behaviours in the Early Years



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