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2008 Collaborative Health Research Projects Competition Results

NSERC and CIHR are pleased to announce the results of the 2008 competition for Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP).

The CHRP program received 100 applications requesting $14.6 million in year one. Of these, the 34 applications listed below were selected for funding, representing a success rate of 34 per cent and an average annual award of $127,058.

Collaborative Health Research Projects - 2008 Competition Awards
Name
Department
Institution
Project Title
Co-applicants
Collaborators
Program
Term
Awarded
Amsden, Brian

Department of Chemical Engineering
Queen’s University
Promotion of cartilage-to-cartilage healing
  • D. Bardana
  • M. Hurtig
  • J. Rudan
  • S. Waldman
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$61,590 CIHR
$61,590 NSERC
Amyot, Daniel

School of Information Technology and Engineering
University of Ottawa
Performance management at the point of care: secure data delivery to drive clinical decision making processes for hospital quality control
  • K. El Emam
  • A. Forster
  • C. Keyes
  • L. Peyton
  • R. Tamblyn
  • M. Weiss
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$60,250 CIHR
$60,250 NSERC
Anglin, Carolyn

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Calgary
Medical imaging of knee kinematics after joint replacement
  • R. Frayne
  • C. Hutchison
  • J. Ronsky
  • D. Wilson
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$47,925 CIHR
$47,925 NSERC
Anis, Hanan

School of Information Technology and Engineering
University of Ottawa
Development of a fiber optic-based exoscope for the in-vivo study of spinal cord disorders
  • P. Stys
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$67,750 CIHR
$67,750 NSERC
Bachvarov, Dimcho

Département de médecine
Université Laval
Comprehensive screening for novel epigenetic targets in advanced ovarian cancer by functional epigenomics
  • I. Bairati
  • C. Guillemette
  • N. Juge
  • A. Mes-Masson
  • B. Têtu
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$123,000 NSERC
Bedell, Barry

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
McGill University
New molecular magnetic resonance imaging (mMRI) contrast agents for imaging of Cathepsin B
  • E. Hamel
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$69,500 CIHR
$69,500 NSERC
Bryman, Douglas

Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of British Columbia
New detectors for positron emission tomography
  • F. Bénard
  • L. Kurchaninov
  • J.-P. Martin
  • F. Retiere
  • T. Ruth
  • V. Sossi
  • J. Stoessl
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$135,500 CIHR
$135,500 NSERC
Campbell, Melanie

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Waterloo
Localizing light in the eye for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  • K. Bizheva
  • S. Boyd
  • S. Burns
  • A. Elsner
  • J. Sanderson
  • D. Strickland
  • C. Westall
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$69,412 CIHR
$69,411 NSERC
Cramb, David

Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
Pain relief: receptor dynamics at the single molecule level
  • S. Ferguson
  • N. Hagan
  • D. Zochodne
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$60,500 CIHR
$60,500 NSERC
Doran, Diane

Faculty of Nursing
University of Toronto
Integration of bio-physiological information with a point-of-care decision support system for safer patient care
  • S. Doherty
  • A. Dubrowski
  • R. Goubran
  • A. Graves
  • F. Knoefel
  • N. LeFebre
  • S. Remus
  • A. Smith
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$72,500 CIHR – Inst.itute of Aging
$72,500 NSERC
Dowling, Patricia

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
University of Saskatchewan
Synchrotron microanalysis of gallium as a potential therapy for antimicrobial resistant urinary tract infections
  • L. Bernstein
  • R. Blyth
  • M. Chirino-Trejo
  • T.-K. Sham
  • J. Thompson
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$56,135 CIHR
$56,134 NSERC
Dumont, Guy

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
Closed-loop control of anesthesia
  • M. Ansermino
  • B. Macleod
  • M. Oishi
  • S. Schwarz
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$71,650 CIHR
$71,650 NSERC
Evans, Greg

Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
Development of a novel technology for in-vitro assessment of exposure to fine and ultrafine particulate matter
  • J. Abbatt
  • J. Brook
  • M. Campbell
  • J. Murphy
  • J. Scott
  • F. Silverman
  • D. Stieb
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$62,003 CIHR
$62,004 NSERC
Hunter, Christopher

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Calgary
Regenerative therapy for the intervertebral disc
  • M. Kallos
  • P. Salo
  • A. Sen
  • D. Seliktar
  • H. Uludag
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$62,050 CIHR
$62,050 NSERC
Hunter, Judith

Department of Physical Therapy
University of Toronto
Novel tool to evaluate integrative somatosensory processing in people with central neuropathic pain after spinal cord injury
  • A. Craig
  • C. Craven
  • J. Dostrovsky
  • J. Katz
  • M. Popovic
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$65,215 CIHR
$65,215 NSERC
Jervis, Eric

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Waterloo
In vitro characterization of human brain tumor "stem" cells: A lineage centric approach to phenotype characterization using multi-generation live cell imaging and tracking
  • P. Dirks
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$58,550 CIHR
$58,550 NSERC
Juurlink, Bernhard

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Saskatchewan
Discovery and characterization of plant-based Phase 2 protein inducers
  • J. Johnston
  • J. Page
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$75,260 CIHR
$75,260 NSERC
Laverty, Sheila

Faculté de médecine vétérinaire
Université de Montréal
Production et implantation de substituts du LCA chez le chien
  • R. Cloutier
  • D. Dupuis
  • F. Goulet
  • D. Hart
  • J. Henderson
  • J. Lamontagne
  • B. Lussier
  • D. Mantovani
  • A. Philip
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$117,134 NSERC
Lerouge, Sophie

Département de génie mécanique
École de technologie supérieure
Novel plasma polymerised coatings for vascular implants
  • G. De Crescenzo
  • S. Elkouri
  • M. Jolicoeur
  • Y. Merhi
  • F. Mwale
  • G. Soulez
  • M. Wertheimer
  • D. Mantovani
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$78,800 CIHR
$78,800 NSERC
Leroux, Jean-Christophe

Faculté de pharmacie Université de Montréal
Fabrication of dispersed drug nanocrystals by femtosecond laser ablation in water
  • M. Meunier
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$69,000 CIHR
$69,000 NSERC
Luyt, Leonard

Department of Chemistry
The University of Western Ontario
Development of GLP-1 receptor probes for imaging changes in beta cell mass
  • S. Dhanvantari
  • T. Y. Lee
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$64,050 CIHR
$64,050 NSERC
Mandelis, Andreas

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto
Development of a sensitive noninvasive biothermophotonic device for blood glucose monitoring in diabetic patients
  • B. Zinmna
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$48,250 CIHR
$48,250 NSERC
Omanovic, Sasha

Department of Chemical Engineering
McGill University
Enhancement of biocompatibility of coronary stents by surface immobilization of fibronectin and controlled tailoring of protein-cell interactions
  • E. Davis
  • C. Mandato
  • D. Shum-Tim
  • H. Vali
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$92,440 CIHR
$92,441 NSERC
Patel, Rajnikant

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Western Ontario
An optimal planning strategy for robot-assisted minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • D. Bainbridge
  • B. Kiaii
  • M. Naish
  • T. Peters
  • I. Ross
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$66,681 CIHR
$66,682 NSERC
Piret, James

Michael Smith Laboratories
The University of British Columbia
Engineered advances for clinical applications of gene therapy
  • B. Bowen
  • C. Eaves
  • K. Humphries
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$87,003 CIHR
$87,003 NSERC
Sayari, Abdelhamid

Department of Chemistry
University of Ottawa
Novel CO2 absorbents for anaesthesia delivery apparatus
  • T. Mussivand
  • J. Robblee
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$68,000 CIHR
$68,000 NSERC
Schrader, John

The Biomedical Research Centre
The University of British Columbia
Microfluidic technologies for high-throughput monocIonal antibody selection from single cells
  • C. Hansen
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$118,198 CIHR
$118,198 NSERC
Sleiman, Hanadi

Department of Chemistry
McGill University
Microfluidic detection system for profiling multiple cancer biomarkers in serum with ultrahigh sensitivity and specificity
  • D. Juncker
  • M. Park
  • P. Siegel
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$92,400 CIHR
$92,400 NSERC
Stashuk, Daniel

Department of Systems Design Engineering
University of Waterloo
Clinical characterization of muscle using quantitative electromyographic signal analysis
  • T. Doherty
Group
2 Yrs Inst. 1
$71,356 NSERC
Taylor, Margot

Department of Diagnostic Imaging
The Hospital for Sick Children
Neuroimaging measures of brain function in preterm neonates
  • E. Donner
  • J. Hellmann
  • A. Kassner
  • P. McNamara
  • A. Moore
  • M. Shroff
  • J. Sled
  • H. Whyte
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$100,000 CIHR – Inst.itute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health
$23,635 NSERC
Turner, Robin

Michael Smith Laboratories
The University of British Columbia
A spectrochemical imaging system for rapid and nondisruptive screening for pluripotency and differentiation in cultures of embryonic stem cells
  • S. Aparicio
  • J. Piret
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$58,655 CIHR
$58,665 NSERC
West, Lori

Department of Pediatrics
University of Alberta
Nanosystems in transplantation: blood group antigens as immunologic tolerogens for infant heart transplantation
  • J. Buriak
  • T. Lowary
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$65,614 CIHR
$65,614 NSERC
Young, Robert

Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
Prostaglandin E2 receptor subtype 4 agonist-bisphosphonate conjugates as novel therapeutics for osteoporosis
  • J. Aubin
  • Y. Han
  • G. O’Neill
  • D. Slipetz
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$117,800 CIHR – Inst.itute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
Zhu, Jingxu (Jesse)

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
The University of Western Ontario
Pulmonary delivery of surfactant for treatment of lung diseases
  • J. Lewis
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$59,610 CIHR
$59,610 NSERC
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