Congratulations to the 2022 Translational Research Grant Awardees

Posted on Thursday, November 3, 2022

The Faculty of Medicine, together with The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI), are pleased to announce the successful applicants of the 2022 Translational Research Grant (TRG) competition.

Translational research moves novel discoveries in basic biological sciences to practical uses in pharmaceutical or clinical settings. The TRG program promotes translational research and collaboration between basic scientists and clinical researchers, providing seed funding to test new, innovative ideas and facilitating future grant support.

Basic scientists and clinicians across the Faculty and affiliated research institutes teamed up to submit joint applications as co-PIs on specific research projects. Applications were evaluated by an expert committee and the top three applications were awarded $50K, made up of matching funds from each partner: the basic science department or research institute supporting PhD Scientists, and the clinical department supporting Clinician Scientists.

Congratulations to the recipients of the three grants awarded in the 2022 competition:

  • Benjamin Rotstein (UOHI/BMI) and Terrence Ruddy (UOHI/Division of Cardiology): Fluorine-18 Annexin PET Imaging of Apoptosis to Detect Advanced Atherosclerosis
  • Daniel Coutu (OHRI/CMM) and George Grammatopoulos (OHRI/Dept. Sugery): Cellular and molecular characterization of the aging- and arthritic- hip’s intra-articular adipose tissue.
  • Katey Rayner (UOHI/BMI) and Robert Beanlands (UOHI/Division of Cardiology): Targeting vascular INflammation in patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: TIN-CAP
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