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CSM Grant Successes 2021

We would like to congratulate Cumming School of Medicine grant recipients for securing external research funding in 2021.

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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.

2021 Awardees

  1. Stephen Freedman

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity

    A Prospective Pan-Canadian Cohort Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern Disease Severity and Association with Long-Term Symptoms in Children

  2. Michael Parkins

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity

    Wastewater-Based Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Tertiary Care Hospitals: Advancing Wastewater Science and Providing an Early-Warning System for Hospital Transmission and Outbreaks 

  3. Jason Weatherald

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity

    Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Patients with Long COVID

  4. Satish Raj

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity

    Multicentre Assessment of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics and Autonomic Dysfunction with Long COVID

  5. John Gill

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity

    Evaluation of COVID-19 antibodies, cell-mediated immunity and telomeres following COVID-19 immunization or natural infection in an immune compromised population: An HIV Cohort Study 

  6. Paul Kubes

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: Emerging COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities Funding Opportunity

    Intravital imaging of COVID-19 lungs to visualize pathogenic differences between SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern

  7. Prism Schneider

    AB Workers' Compensation Board

    A Multi-centre Prospective Cohort Study of Surgically Treated Displaced Mid-diaphyseal Clavicle Fractures 

  1. Erin Brennand

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: ECI grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health

    Sex, Drugs & Chronic Pain after Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery: investigating patient and clinician priorities related to pelvic floor surgery in Canada

  2. Serena Orr

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: ECI grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health

    Changing the face of pediatric migraine: A phase 2a randomized controlled trial of a novel neuromodulation device for refractory acute migraine in children and adolescents

  3. Doreen Rabi

    CIHR

    Team Grant: Personalized Health

    Canadian Collaboration for Patients with Complexity 

  4. Kerri Johannson

    AB ILD Grant (through the University Hospital Foundation)

    Improving the Interstitial Lung Disease Journey for Patients in Alberta

  5. Kerri Johannson

    Three Lakes Foundation

    Development of an Exposure Questionnaire for Interstitial Lung Disease

  6. Ayman Abou Mehrem

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Alberta (AB) Collaborative Quality Improvement Strategies to Improve Outcomes of Preterm Infants 32 – 36 Weeks’ Gestation: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial (ABC-QI Trial)

  7. Steven Boyd

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Predicting fragility fractures by non-invasive high-resolution imaging and advanced morphometrics

  8. Erin Brennand

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Five years after the Mid-Urethral Sling Tensioning (MUST) trial: cure of stress urinary incontinence symptoms, health care utilization and cost-effectiveness associated with two techniques for MUS incontinence surgery

  9. David Campbell

    CIHR

    Project Grant - PA: Patient-Oriented Research: Early-Career Investigator

    Healthy Food Rx - Empowering food insecure Albertans to manage their diabetes through a subsidized healthy food prescription program: Proposed expansion of a Randomized Controlled Trial

  10. Linda Carlson

    CIHR

    Project Grant - Priority Announcement: Patient-Oriented Research

    The SEAMLESS Study: A pragmatic multi-site randomized waitlist-controlled trial of a smartphone app-based mindfulness intervention for cancer survivors

  11. May Choi

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    SLE-CALCULATOR: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Cardiovascular Disease Event Risk Prediction Using Machine Learning Techniques and Novel Thrombotic Autoantibodies

  12. Carla Coffin

    CIHR

    Project Grant - Priority Announcement: Infection and Immunity

    Investigation of the Immunopathogenesis of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Using Intravital Imaging in the Woodchuck Hepatitis Virus (WHV) Model of Hepatitis B

  13. Antoine Dufour

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Proteolysis of IFNgamma by macrophages in rheumatoid arthritis

  14. Meghan Elliott

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Decisions to Seek Emergency Medical Care Among People with Kidney Failure: Implications for Optimal Care Delivery

  15. Nauzer Forbes

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Infection Control in ERCP using a Duodenoscope with a Disposable Cap (ICECAP)

  16. Nils Daniel Forkert

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Distributed Machine Learning for Diagnosis and Treatment Decision Support of Pediatric Brain Tumors

  17. Glen Hazlewood

    CIHR

    Project Grant - PA: Patient-Oriented Research: Early-Career Investigator

    Personalizing the choice of therapy in rheumatoid arthritis

  18. Craig Jenne

    CIHR

    Project Grant - PA: Circulatory and Respiratory Health

    Mapping the role of platelets in influenza-associated thrombosis in peripheral vasculature by intravital and super-resolution imaging

  19. Paul Kubes

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    A Tale of Two Resident Lung Macrophages and Their Biology In Health and Disease

  20. Catherine Lebel

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Associations between prenatal maternal psychological distress, brain growth, and behaviour in young children

  21. Joon Lee

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Leveraging Artificial Intelligence and the APPROACH Registry to Transform Coronary Artery Disease Patient Care

  22. Kathy McCoy

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Determining the impact of inosine-producing microbes in promoting the efficacy and modulating toxicity of immune checkpoint blockade therapy in cancer

  23. Sarah McFarlane

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Semaphorin regulation of retinal neurogenesis and regeneration

  24. Karl Riabowol

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    ING1a mechanisms of cell senescence

  25. Morris Scantlebury

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    The role of the acid sensing ion channel (ASIC) 1a in the mechanism of action of the ketogenic diet in infantile spasms

  26. Robert Sheldon

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Randomized, Prospective, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study of Atomoxetine in the Prevention of Vasovagal Syncope: The Seventh Prevention of Syncope Trial (POST7)

  27. Laura Sycuro

    CIHR

    Project Grant - PA: Infection and Immunity (Early Career Research Support)

    Defining the role of proteolysis in genital tract infections: from pathways to novel enzymes

  28. Karen Tang

    CIHR 

    Project Grant

    Bridging the divide between acute medical care and housing: A comprehensive evaluation of a “medical respite program” for the homeless

  29. Gerald Zamponi

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Role of T-type calcium channel ubiquitination in chronic pain

  30. Xi-Long Zheng

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Characterization of smooth muscle PCSK9 in the pathogenesis of abdominal aortic aneurysm

  1. Wilten Nicola

    Brain Canada

    2020 Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research

    Investigating Spike-Timing Dependent Plasticity Mechanisms of Memory Consolidation with Multiscale Hippocampal-Cortical Modelling

  2. Dana Olstad

    MSI Foundation

    The impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic and government policy responses on dietary and health inequities among individuals from racial/ethnic minority groups: A mixed methods, solution-focused investigation

  3. Elissa Rennert-May

    MSI Foundation

    Use of Administrative Health Data to Assess the Epidemiology and Economic Burden of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infections in Alberta, Canada

  4. Alex Leung

    Heart and Stroke Foundation

    National New Investigator

    Evaluation of Diagnostic Testing for Primary Aldosteronism

  5. Dan Muruve

    CIHR

    Team Grant: Preparation to Trial: Inflammation for Chronic Conditions

    Therapeutic Targeting a Shared Inflammation Pathway in the Lung and Kidney

  6. Jonathan Epp

    Alzheimer Society

    New Investigator Grant

    Altered functional connectivity modulates cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

  7. Mark Hamilton

    Alberta Innovates

    Partnerships for Research and Innovation in the Health System

    Reducing Ventricular/Lumbar Drain and Ventricular Shunt Insertion Infections in the Neurosurgery, Trauma, and ICU Patient Population in Alberta

  8. Shannon Ruzycki/Anna Cameron

    Alberta Innovates

    Partnerships for Research and Innovation in the Health System

    A Perioperative Glycemic Management Pathway for Reducing Length of stay in Albertan Surgical Patients

  9. Mark Swain

    Alberta Innovates

    Partnerships for Research and Innovation in the Health System

    Eliminating hepatitis C in Alberta is a feasible and cost-effective

  1. Steven Boyd

    NFRF

    Explorations

    Altering bone microarchitecture and mechanics by off-label pharmaceutical intervention following an acute knee injury

  2. Prism Schneider

    NFRF

    Explorations

    Breaking the Cycle of Intimate Partner Violence:  Education, Identification, and Intervention

  3. Leslie Skeith

    NFRF 

    Explorations

    Catalyzing research innovation: Developing a web-based application with social media capabilities to coordinate thrombosis research efforts

  1. Turin Chowdhury

    SSHRC

    Partnership Development Grant 

    Enhancing newcomer resettlement through a community engaged knowledge mobilization hub

  2. Michael Parkins

    CIHR

    Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research

    Proof of concept of wastewater-based surveillance for SARS-COV2 to mitigate secondary COVID-19 disease transmission in First Nations in Alberta

  3. Pamela Roach

    CIHR

    Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research

    Enhancing Indigenous Health as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Developing Indigenous Patient Experience Indicators of High Quality Virtual Primary Care

  4. Joon Lee

    NSERC

    Discovery Grant

    Using case difficulty to improve predictive performance evaluation

  5. Julia Jacobs-Le Van

    NSERC

    Discovery Grant

    Understanding brain maturation: How spontaneous cortical High Frequency Oscillations develop and effect executive function during childhood

  6. Signe Bray

    NSERC

    Discovery Grant

    Precision mapping of children's functional brain development

  7. Richard Frayne

    NSERC

    Discovery Grant

    Enhancing Deep Learning Approaches in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tomography

  8. Myriam Hemberger

    NSERC

    Discovery Grant

    Epileptic Control of Development: Establishment and function of placenta-specific DNA methylation patterns

  9. Pierre Le Van

    NSERC

    Discovery Grant

    A research program into the neuronal basis of function connectivity

  10. Jaideep Bains

    NSERC

    Research, Tools and Instruments

    Probing brain network dynamics in freely behaving animals

  11. Dave Schriemer

    NSERC

    Research, Tools and Instruments

    NanoLC System for Ultrasensitive Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry

  12. Paul Kubes

    NSERC

    Research, Tools and Instruments

    Adding FLIM to Image and Analyze Metabolism, Hypoxia, Fibrosis and Beyond During an Immune Response

  1. Cheryl Peters

    SSHRC

    Partnership Engage Grant

    Assessing Canadians' awareness of risk factors and belief in myths about what causes cancer

  2. Pamela Roach

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    Professionalism and Accountability Redefined: Theorizing Anti-Racism from Key Stakeholder Engagement (PARTAKE) Study

  3. Antoine Dufour

    Arthritis Society of Canada

    Star Career Development Award

    Elucidating the role of tryptase proteolytic processing of lubricin in osteoarthritis

  4. Stephen Freedman

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: SARS-CoV-2 variants supplement stream 1

    COVID-19 Variant Supplement - Household Transmission Dynamics and Vial Load among Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infected Children

  5. Bonnie Lashewicz

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: SARS-CoV-2 variants supplement stream 1

    COVID-19 Variant Supplement - Supporting mental health and preventing moral injury among long term care+ workers: A mixed methods tool kit development and implementation study

  6. Quan Long

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: SARS-CoV-2 variants supplement stream 1

    COVID-19 Variant Supplement - Inferring undiagnosed sources of COVID-19 infections using viral genomes

  7. Michael Parkins

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: SARS-CoV-2 variants supplement stream 1

    COVID-19 Variant Supplement - Wastewater surveillance of SARS-COV2 to enable real-time clinical case-finding in Calgary

  8. Dylan Pillai

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: SARS-CoV-2 variants supplement stream 1

    COVID-19 Variant Supplement - Development and implementation of rapid metagenomic sequencing coupled with isothermal amplification point of care testing for viral diagnostics

  9. Mohammed A Almekhlafi

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    INTERRAcT: Thrombus characteristics for predicting Reperfusion with Alteplase compared to Tenecteplase

  10. Anshula Ambasta

    CIHR

    Project Grant - Priority Announcement: Patient-Oriented Research

    Re-Purposing the Ordering of 'Routine' laboratory Tests on clinical teaching units (RePORT study)

  11. David J Campbell

    CIHR 

    Project Grant - PA: Patient-Oriented Research: Early-Career Investigator

    Healthy Food Rx - Evaluation of a subsidized healthy food prescription program for patients with type 2 diabetes and food insecurity.

  12. David J Campbell

    CIHR

    Project Grant - PA: Patient-Oriented Research: Early-Career Investigator

    Preventing medication complications during AcUte illness through Symptom Evaluation and sick day guidance (PAUSE): Development of a Patient-Centered Mobile Health Intervention

  13. Adam Cheng

    CIHR

    Operating Grant: COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities

    Impact of Aerosol Box Use on Patterns of Healthcare Provider and Environmental Contamination during Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures: A Multicenter Study

  14. Winson Y Cheung

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Characterizing Chronic Opioid Use in Cancer Patients

  15. Jennifer A Cobb

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    The role of Nej1 in DSB repair pathway choice and MMEJ

  16. Jennifer A Cobb

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Characterization of Dyskerin in DNA double-strand break repair

  17. Miranda M Fidler-Benaoudia

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    AYA-PACT: Adolescents and Young Adults becoming Physically Active after Cancer Trial

  18. Zahra S Goodarzi

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    COPE LTC Study: Care pathway for Older Persons with depressive disorders in Long Term Care

  19. Mayank Goyal

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    ESCAPE-MeVO trial (EndovaSCular TreAtment to imProve outcomEs for Medium Vessel Occlusions)

  20. Ashley D Harris

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Elucidating brain inhibition and excitation in pediatric migraine

  21. Myriam Hemberger

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Epigenomic changes trigger a decline in uterine function and reproductive health in females of advanced maternal age

  22. Simon A Hirota

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Intestinal mesenchymal regulation of mucosal inflammation

  23. Grant D Innes

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Impact of Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing on Health Outcomes

  24. Frank R Jirik

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Phenotypic analysis of a putative mouse model for 'STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy' (SAVI): an autosomal dominant auto-inflammatory interferonopathy

  25. Karen A Kopciuk

    CIHR

    Project Grant - PA: Research in First Nations, Inuit or Métis health

    Nishtohtamihk li kaansyr (Understanding Cancer): Cancer Screening, Outcomes and Experiences among Métis People in Alberta

  26. Ki-Young Lee

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    L-asparaginase-induced mechanisms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (aLL) cell apoptosis

  27. Michael J Monument

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Harnessing STING activation for the treatment of sarcoma

  28. Sachin R Pendharkar

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Adoption and enhancement of a primary care management pathway for obstructive sleep apnea: an implementation evaluation project

  29. Cheryl E Peters

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    The impact of sex and gender in occupational disease prevention

  30. David C Schriemer

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Integrative Structural Modeling of a Master End-Sensing Synapse in DNA Double Strand Break Repair

  31. Leslie Skeith

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    A prospective cohort study evaluating peripartum anticoagulation management among pregnant women with VTE and its impact on patient outcomes

  32. Henry T Stelfox

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    ACCELERATE: Partnering with ICU patients and family caregivers toward early transitions in care

  33. Yuan Xu

    CIHR

    Project Grant

    Generating EMR-Based Algorithms to Identify Hospital Adverse Events for Health System Performance Evaluation and Improvement

  1. Cathy Lu

    Alberta Innovates

    Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts Program

    Proteomic Biomarkers and Intestinal Ultrasound; Innovative Tools to Differentiate Fibrostenotic from Inflammatory Crohn’s Disease

  2. Gerald Zamponi

    Alberta Innovates

    Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts Program

    A new therapeutic target for precision treatment of chronic pain

  3. Claire Arrieta

    Alberta Innovates

    Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts Program

    BiomeBLOOM – Digital bedside technology to detect healthy microbiome maturation in premature infants

  4. Peter Salat

    Alberta Innovates

    Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts Program

    Opportunistic Screening of Subject-Specific Fracture Risk

  5. Steven Greenway

    Alberta Innovates

    Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts Program

    Aorta-specific methylation patterns in cell-free DNA for the non-invasive diagnosis of aortopathy in humans

  6. Yunyan Zhang

    Alberta Innovates

    Accelerating Innovations into CarE (AICE) - Concepts Program

    A novel machine learning framework for optimizing personalized treatment decisions in multiple sclerosis

  7. Aaron Goodarzi

    Canadian Cancer Society

    SPARKS Grants

    Using novel bio-dosimetry to measure personalized, lifetime radon gas exposure and transform the prevention and early detection of lung cancer

  1. Caley Shukalek

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    Strategic Initiative Grant

    Queer Eye on Medicine: Assessing the Lived Experience of Queer Canadian Physicians and Physician Trainees in the Healthcare Environment

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.