CSM Grant Successes 2020

We would like to congratulate Cumming School of Medicine grant recipients for securing external research funding in 2020.

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Superimposed plots of the total operating dollars awarded to CSM faculty in all grant competitions per month (bars) and as a cumulative total (scatter plot). Values reflect total operating dollars committed by an agency for the duration of grants awarded that have been publicly announced. Note: The awarded grants presented in this graph are those that we are aware of.


2020 Awardees

  1. Zahra Goodarzi

    CIHR/Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

    Operating Grant: Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness in Long-Term Care (COVID-19)

    "Implementation of Pathway for Goals of Care and End of Life Management in Long Term Care"

  2. Bonnie Lashewicz

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Strengthening Pandemic Preparedness in Long-Term Care (COVID-19)

    "Supporting mental health and preventing moral injury among long term care+ workers: A mixed methods tool kit development and implementation study"

  3. Katrina Milaney

    SSHRC

    Partnership Engage Grant COVID-19

    "Understanding Behaviours During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Examining Who is Wearing Masks, Who is Not and Why"

  4. Nathan Peters

    NIH R21

    "Defining a role for monocyte licensing in the regulation of Leishmania-specific T cell immunity following short- and long-term pre-exposure to sand fly blood feeding"

  1. Alex Lohman

    SickKids Foundation

    New Investigator Research Grant

    “Repetitive, mild traumatic brain injuries during adolescence alter microglia-dependent synaptic pruning"

  2. Jonathan Howlett

    Alberta University Hospital Foundation

    "Reduction of Hospital Utilization for Heart Failure through Implementation of Enhanced Heart Failure Care supported by machine learning risk based referral and App based medication auto-titration: A Cardiovascular Strategic Network Initiative"

  1. Sachin Pendharkar

    Lung Association of Alberta & NWT

    "Evaluation of an early management strategy for obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized trial"

  2. Jia Hu

    Alberta Innovates

    COVID19 Rapid Response (Partnership with CIHR)

    "Changing COVID19 Behaviours through a data-driven targeted marketing campaign" 

  3. Ken Parhar

    Alberta Innovates

    COVID19 Rapid Response (Partnership with CIHR)

    "The Evaluation of PRONe Positioning Knowledge Translation Toolkit in COVID19 ARDS (PRONTO) study" 

  4. Jiami Guo

    New York Stem Cell Foundation

    Robertson Award

  5. Aaron Phillips

    Brain Canada

    "Neuroprosthetic-mediated rehabilitation of autonomic function after spinal cordinjury"

  6. Marco Gallo

    Brain Canada

    Molecular Origins of Childhood Brain Cancer

  1. Sarah Manske

    American Society for Bone & Mineral Research

    Rising Star Award

    "Advanced multi-modal imaging to predict early inflammatory arthritis progression"

  2. Turin Chowdhury

    SSHRC

    Partnership Engage Award

    "COVID-19. Identifying Mental Wellness Needs for Racial/Ethnic Minority Factory workers During and Post- Public Health Emergencies: To Inform COVID-19 Response"

  3. Khrisendath Chadee

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Colonic mucin biosynthesis, secretion and function in infectious diseases"

  4. Wayne Chen

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Role of Inositol 1, 4, 5-trisphosphate Receptor Type 1 in Cardiac Arrhythmias"

  5. Jeff Dunn

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Proteolysis of IFNgamma by macrophages in rheumatoid arthritis"

  6. Antoine Dufour

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Does inflammation in brain cause hypoxia, which then exacerbates inflammation: a multimodal study using the EAE inflammation model of multiple sclerosis"

  7. Paolo Federico

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Improving epilepsy surgery outcome by mapping high frequency oscillations"

  8. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Oncofertility among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors in Alberta: a mixed methods study"

  9. Marco Gallo

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Mechanisms of epigenetic evolution in pediatric high-grade gliomas"

  10. Aaron Goodarzi

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "High-Throughput Analysis of Low Dose, Repetitive Alpha Particle Irradiation as a source of Radon-Induced Lung Cancer"

  11. Grant Gordon

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Bioenergetic control of plasticity by astrocytes in stress"

  12. Savraj Grewal

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Bioenergetic control of plasticity by astrocytes in stress"

  13. Jiami Guo

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "To define the role of primary cilia in long-range axon tract formation"

  14. Roman Krawetz

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "A bioprocess that optimizes safe Human iPSCs for the treatment of osteoporotic fractures"

  15. Braedon McDonald

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "The gut-liver axis in host defense against bacterial infections and sepsis"

  16. Anca Morrissy

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Proteogenomic profiling of heterogeneity in glioblastoma"

  17. Yasmin Nasser

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "The role of the microbiome in chronic visceral pain in inflammatory bowel disease"

  18. Shalina Ousman

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "The injured peripheral nervous system and aging" 

  19. Pietro Ravani

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Understanding the trajectory of severe chronic kidney disease and ways to improve patient-centered care"

  20. Tolulope Sajobi

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Unsupervised Learning Methods to Improve Patient-Reported Outcome Measures"

  21. Fiona Schulte

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Social adjustment in survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)"

  22. Aynharan Sinnarajah

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Automatic Palliative Care Referrals: Acceptability and Uptake by Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer"

  23. Donna Slater

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Towards an improved understanding of myometrial quiescence and contraction: Differential regulation via G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and control by regulator of G-protein signaling 2 (RGS2)"

  24. Graham Thompson

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Pragmatic Pediatric Trial of Balanced Versus Normal Saline Fluid in Sepsis (PRoMPT BOLUS)"

  25. Yunyan Zhang

    CIHR

    Project Grant, Spring 2020

    "Prediction of multiple sclerosis disability worsening scores using multi-stream deep learning"

  1. Margaret Kelly

    CIHR 

    Catalyst Grant: Health Effects of Vaping

    "The pathogenesis of vaping-associated lung injury: interactions between the alveolar epithelium and the immune system"

  2. Justin Chun

    CIHR/Kidney Foundation

    "Precision Medicine for Glomerular Disease: Role for Lipid Droplets"

  3. David Campbell

    MSI Foundation

    "Diabetes in those Experiencing Homelessness: Describing Clinical Outcomes & Exploring Solutions."

  4. Safiya Karim

    MSI Foundation

    "The Association between Medical Cannabis and Prescription Opioid Medication Use in Patients with Cancer: A Population-Based Study."

  5. Nils Forkert

    Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

    "Deep Learning in Medical Imaging: Risks to Patient Privacy and Possible Solutions"

  6. Pina Colarusso

    The Lung Association

    Alberta & NWT

    "Developing customized non-invasive masks for children"

  7. Aaron Phillips

    Brain Canada

    Future Leaders

    "Neuroprosthetic-mediated rehabilitation of autonomic function after spinal cord injury"

  8. Sachin Pendharkar

    The Lung Association

    Alberta & NWT

    "Evaluation of an early management strategy for obstructive sleep apnea: a randomized trial"

  1. Jeff Dunn

    SSHRC

    Insight Development Grant 

    "Improving the ability of science and technology researchers to communicate"

  2. Signe Bray

    SSHRC

    Insight Development Grant 

    "How do screen media actvities (SMAs) engage children's brains?"

  3. Gabriel Fabreau

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "The Anatomy, Determinants & impacts of the Cargill COVID19 Outbreak Among Newcomers & their Families in Canada"

  4. Kirsten Fiest

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "Understanding and managing the effects of COVID19 restricted visitation policies on the families and healthcare providers of critically ill patients"

  5. Stephen Freedman

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "Household Transmission dynamics and microbiologic profiles of asymtomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infected Children"

  6. Gilaad Kaplan

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "Serological Testing to outline protocols for COVID19 in inflammatory bowel disease: stop covid19 in IBD"

  7. Paul Kubes

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "Imaging COVID19 Lungs to Uncover Therapies"

  8. Quan Long

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "Inferring undiagnosed sources of COVID19 infections using viral genomes"

  9. Shelia McDonald

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "Uncovering longitudinal patterns of resilience and vulnerability in a pandemic: The all our families COVID19 Impact Study"

  10. Michael Parkins

    CIHR/AI 

    Operating Grant: COVID19 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity 

    "Wastewater surveillance of SARS-COV-2 to enable real-time clinical case finding in calgary"

  11. Meghan Elliott

    MSI Foundation

    "Characterizing emergency department utilization & perceived avoidability among patients with end-stage kidney disease"

  12. Erin Brennand

    MSI Foundation

    "Uterine preservation versus hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse surgery: differences in patient outcomes & health care utilization"

  13. Meghan Elliott

    Kidney Foundation

    "Promoting the patient voice: understanding the implementation of patient-reported outcome measures in hemodialysis care"

  1. Wee Yong

    Canadian Cancer Society

    Innovation Grant

    "Unexpected expression of PD1 on brain tumour-initiating cells: a novel regulator of glioblastoma growth" 

  2. Kathryn Birnie

    CIHR 

    Operating Grant: Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health & Substance Use 

    "Rapid evidence and gap map of virtual care solutions for youth and families to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pain, mental health, and substance use"

  3. Zahra Goodarzi

    CIHR 

    Operating Grant: Knowledge Synthesis: COVID-19 in Mental Health & Substance Use 

    "Depression In community Residing Elders (DIRE): A Rapid Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Depression Telemedicine Treatments for Older Adults Living in the Community."

     

  4. Erin Brennand

    MSI Foundation 

    "Uterine preservation versus hyysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse surgery: Differences in patient outcomes and health care utilization."

  5. Kathryn Birnie

    Canadian Pain Society; Pfizer Canada

    Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant

  1. Stephen Freedman

    CIHR 

    Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant

    “A Multi-Disciplinary, Patient-Partnered, Pan-Canadian, Comparative Effectiveness Evaluation of an Innovative Acute Pediatric Mental Health and Addiction Care Bundle”

  2. Matthew James

    CIHR 

    Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant

    "Innovative Clinical Trials Program - Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration"

  3. Braedon McDonald

    CIHR

    Early Career Investigator Awards - Infections and Immunity Research

    "Precision-guided editing of the gut microbiota to protect against bacterial infections during critical illness." 

  4. May Lynn Quan

    CIHR; Canadian Cancer Society 

    Team Grant: Cancer Survivorship 

    "Preparing to survive: improving outcomes for young women with breast cancer" 

  5. Jillian Vinall-Miller

    Canadian Pain Society; Pfizer Canada

    Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant 

  6. Dr. Bernier; Dr. Kellner

    Genome Alberta

    Early Career Investigator Pain Research Grant 

    “COVID-19 Precision Health Genomics for Children: A multiomic study of the ABCCC (Alberta Childhood COVIPD-19 Cohort)”

  7. Tarah Lynch

    Genome Alberta

    Enabling Bioinformatics Solutions 

    “From sequencer to results: enabling routine genomics use for clinical and public health

  8. Jason de Koning

    Genome Alberta

    Enabling Bioinformatics Solutions 

    “An Open Platform for Rapid, Reproducible, Phenotype-Centric Variant Prioritization in Poorly Characterized Rare Genetic Disease”

  9. Quan Long

    Genome Alberta

    Enabling Bioinformatics Solutions 

    "Computational tools for viral pathogenesis and epidemiology using third-generation sequencing”

  10. Luanne Metz

    Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

    “Open-Label Trial of Minocycline in Early Multiple Sclerosis: Confirmation of Treatment Benefit”

  11. Yunyan Zhang

    Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

    “Prediction of disease deterioration in multiple sclerosis using multi-stream deep learning”

  1. Lynnsey Crowshoe

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR)

    "Indigenous primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) Network in Alberta"

  2. Rebecca Saah

    CIHR

    Operating Grant:  Methamphetamine and Related Psychostimulant Use

    "A Meta-Ethnography of Methamphetamine Use: Mobilizing qualitative synthesis and the lived experiences of People Who Use Drugs to inform harm reduction and public health interventions in Alberta"

     

  3. Wee Yong

    CIHR

    International COEN Initiative in Neurodegeneration

    "CSPG targeting for lesion regeneration in multiple sclerosis"

  4. Stephen Freedman

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Canadian 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rapid Research Funding (Clinical Management)

    "Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes of Children Potentially Infected by SARS-CoV-2 Presenting to Pediatric Emergency Departments."

  5. Erin Brennand

    CIHR

    Operating Grant : Women’s Health Clinical Mentorship Grant

    "Uterine preservation versus hysterectomy for pelvic organ prolapse surgery: A mixed methods prospective cohort study exploring health outcomes and patient beliefs."

  6. Edwin Wang

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Data Analysis Using Existing Databases & Cohorts

    "Association of Vitamin A intake with cancer risk in NK cell defective-associated indivdiuals"

  7. Sofia Ahmed

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Women's Health Clinical Mentorship Grant

    "Exogenous estrogen exposure and cardiovascular risk in women"

  1. Francois Bernier

    Genome Canada

    GAPP

    "TIGeR: Translational Implementation of Genomics for Rare Diseases"

  2. Edwin Wang

    Alberta Innovates

    CSRIO II

    "Association of Vitamin A intake with cancer risk in NK cell defective-associated individuals"

  1. Claire Barber

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Understanding the effect and determinants of adherence to system-level performance measures on outcomes for rheumatoid arthritis"

  2. Sarah Childs

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Probing molecular and mechanical signals that shape blood vessel growth"

  3. Deborah Dewey

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Prenatal exposure to chemicals in plastics can cause epigenetic variation in genes associated with neurodevelopment in girls and boys"

  4. Shabih Hasan

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Pulmonary Insufficiency, Non-Invasive Respiratory Support via Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Heated Humidified High Flow Nasal Cannula (HHFNC), and Development of Oromotor Skills in Preterm Infants: An Innovative Approach towards Improving Infant Outcomes."

  5. Matthew Hill

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Endocannabinoid Regulation of Stress Responsive Neural Circuits"

  6. Peng Huang

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Perivascular fibroblasts in maintaining blood vessel integrity"

  7. Katrina Milaney

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Implementation and Evaluation of an Indigenous-Specific Managed Alcohol Program for the Homeless Indigenous Population in Calgary, AB and Victoria, BC"

  8. Ken Kuljit Parhar

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Minimizing Variation In Care Among Critically Ill Patients With Respiratory Failure Through Implementation Of An Evidence-Informed Care Pathway"

  9. Paul Ronksley

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "High needs, high cost patients: A precision public health approach to improve lives and system sustainability"

  10. Prism Schneider

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Quantification of the Duration of Increased Risk for Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Femur "Fractures Using Thrombelastography"

  11. Fiona Schulte

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Social adjustment in survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)"

  12. Donna Senger

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Molecular mechanisms underlying liver and lung-specific metastasis"

  13. Donna Senger

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Non-classical mechanisms for leukocyte recruitment in the lungs: therapeutic targets for attenuating acute lung injuryNon-classical mechanisms for leukocyte recruitment in the lungs: therapeutic targets for attenuating acute lung injury"

  14. Karen Tang

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Development of a typology of patient navigation interventions"

  15. Roger Thompson

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Pannexin-1 Opening in Neurons: Mechanisms of Intrinsic Neuroprotection"

  16. Roger Thompson

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Mechanisms of suppression of excitotoxicity by endogenous amyloid beta"

  17. Ray Turner

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "The molecular choreography of ion channel expression"

  18. Yunyan Zhang

    CIHR 

    Project Grant, Fall 2019

    "Prediction of multiple sclerosis disability worsening scores using multi-stream deep learning"

We are intending to highlight all external research grants, not only tri-council, so please be sure to share your successes with our office. If your grant is missing from this list and you want it included in the next mail out please email Jenna Slobozian with the details.