Awards & Recognition Opportunities


Clinical Research Fund (CRF) COVID-Related Clinical Research Awardees

The Clinical Research Fund (CRF) has provided $400,000 to fund seven outstanding COVID-related projects which have brought in more than $1,080,000 in matching funds. A list of funded studies is below:


Grant Title:

Alberta HOPE covid19 trial (ABCOV1)

Principal Investigator: Luanne M. Metz

Co-Investigator: Michael D Hill, MD, MSc, FRCPC Lawrence, Richer, MD, MSc, FRCPC Ilan Schwartz, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Grant Title:

CATCO / WHO SOLIDARITY TRIAL

Principal Investigator: Alain Tremblay

Co-Investigator: John Conly, Ranjani Somayaji, Ken Parhar, Rachel Lim

Grant Title:

Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the well-being and care provision for patients at University of Calgary Brain and Mental Health Clinics

Principal Investigator: Pamela Roach

Co-Investigator: Colin B. Josephson, Scott B. Patten, Eric Smith

Grant Title:

Mitigating COVID-19 transmission among at-risk patients with opioid use disorder via improved tracking of impacts from illicit source disruption and facilitated access to buprenorphine-naloxone

Principal Investigator: Rita Isabel Henderson

Co-Investigator: Steven Persaud, Lynden (Lindsay) Crowshoe, Pamela Roach, HBI Myles Leslie, Bonnie Healy, William Wadsworth

Grant Title: 

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Detection in Children and Transmission Dynamics

Principal Investigator: Stephen Freedman

Co-Investigator: James Kellner, Byron Berenger, Joseph Vayalumkal, Anna Funk, Graham Tipples, Jie Hu, Antonia Stang

Grant Title:

Covid pRONe hypoxemiA (CORONA)-1 Trial

Principal Investigator: Jason Weatherald 

Co-Investigator: Ken Parhar, Kevin Solverson, Luke Rannelli, Kerri Johannson, Dan Niven, Ben Wilson, Patrick Mitchell, Kara Nerenberg, Kirsten Fiest, Tom Stelfox

Grant Title: 

CONvalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Research Trial (CONCOR-1 trial)

Principal Investigator: Mark Gillrie

Co-Investigator: Deepa Suryanarayan, Bryan Yipp, Etienne Mahe, and Andrew Demchuk