Five Faculty of Medicine PIs garner a combined $1.25M in NFRF Grants

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2021

The Exploration stream of the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) has granted a total of $1.25M to five researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and affiliated institutes to support their innovative, high-risk high-reward research projects.

Administered by Canada’s three federal research agencies, the NFRF program seeks to assist research teams that use novel interdisciplinary approaches that could lead to significant social, economic, scientific, artistic, or cultural breakthroughs.



Richard Aviv and Dar Dowlatshahi (OHRI). “A pilot study of Hyperacute mEchAnicaL endoscopic Minimally invasive surgical intracranial hemorrhage Evacuation (HEALME).” 

Manoj Lalu and Jenna Evans (OHRI). “Preclinical multicenter studies of sepsis: assessing feasibility and team mental models.”

Seung-Hwan Lee and Shulabh Gupta. “Effects of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields and acoustic energy on anti-tumor activity and proliferation of natural killer cells.”

Georg Northoff and Sara Tremblay. (IMHR). “From global to local - Global signal topography as novel diagnostic marker in psychiatric disorders.”

Jing Wang and Eve Tsai (OHRI). “A clinically-applicable biomaterial-guided local drug delivery system to promote post-stroke brain regeneration and functional recovery.”

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