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2009 Collaborative Health Research Projects Competition Results

NSERC and This link will take you to another Web site CIHR are pleased to announce the results of the 2009 competition for Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP). The CHRP program received 96 applications requesting $15.9 million in year one. Of these, the 29 applications listed below were selected for funding, representing a success rate of 30 percent and an average annual award of $159,648.

Collaborative Health Research Projects – 2009 Competition Awards
Name
Department
Institution
Project Title
Co-applicants
Collaborators
Program
Term
Awarded
Adler, Andrew

Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Carleton University
Electrical Impedance Tomography for prolonged continuous monitoring of mechanically ventilated patients of any age
  • Berthiaume, Y.
  • Chan, A.
  • Gagnon, H.
  • Guardo, R.
  • Jouvet, P.
  • Frerichs, I.
  • Wolf, G.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$79,483 CIHR
$79,483 NSERC
Atkins, Stella

School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
Improving diagnosis of atypical moles
  • Lee, T.
  • Lui, H.
  • McLean, D.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$54,500 CIHR
$54,500 NSERC
Auger, Michèle

Département de chimie
Université Laval
Development and characterization of reconstructed psoriatic skin
  • Auger, F.
  • Laroche, G.
  • Pézolet, M.
  • Pouliot, R.
  • Soucy, J.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$60,000 CIHR
$60,000 NSERC
Averill (Bates), Diana

Département des sciences biologiques
Université du Québec à Montréal
Novel technology using plant proteins for cryopreservation of mammalian cells for clinical applications
  • Mounier, C.
  • Ouellet, F.
  • Sarhan, F.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$74,000 CIHR
$74,000 NSERC
Becker, Allan Barry

Dept. of Pediatrics and Child Health
University of Manitoba
Impact of common environmental chemicals on the allergy and asthma epidemic
  • Giesy, JP.
  • Halayko, AJ.
  • Hayglass, K.
  • Wong, CS.
  • Bondy, G.
  • Roth, S.
  • Tittlemier, S.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$126,045 CIHR – Institute of Infection and Immunity
$126,046 NSERC
Buschmann, Michael

Département de génie chimique
École Polytechnique de Montréal
Chitosan-based delivery of siRNA
  • De Crescenzo, G.
  • Merzouki, A.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$74,359 CIHR - Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
$74,359 NSERC
Chen, Jie

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta
Highly-efficient and safe carbon nanotube-mediated CXCR4 gene delivery into cord blood CD34+ stem cells for clinical transplantation and gene therapy
  • Janowska-Wieczorek, A.
  • Xing, J.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$75,000 CIHR
$75,000 NSERC
Cheung, Karen

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
Biocompatible, flexible microelectrode array for chronic applications
  • Kizhakkedathu, J.
  • Soja, P.
  • Tetzlaff, W.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$103,625 CIHR
$103,625 NSERC
Cloutier, Guy

Département de radiologie, radio-oncologie et médecine nucléaire
Université de Montréal
Ultrasound imaging methods for breast cancer diagnosis
  • Robidoux, A.
  • Trop, I.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$117,028 CIHR
$117,028 NSERC
Cramb, David

Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary
Nanotoxicology: nanoparticle distribution in embryonic tissues
  • Chan, W.
  • Childs, S.
  • Rinker, R.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$102,113 CIHR
$102,113 NSERC
Duchaine, Caroline

Dép. de biochimie et de microbiologie
Université Laval
Développement de modèles d'études du comportement des virus dans l'air
  • Boivin, G.
  • Moineau, S.
  • Roy, C.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$64,050 CIHR
$64,049 NSERC
Liu, Kan-Zhi

Department of Pathology
Faculty of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Multicenter, multimodel and multimodal assessment of inflammatory periodontal disease: key steps to commercialization
  • Iacopino, A.
  • Maev, R.
  • Sowa, M.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$65,000 CIHR
$65,000 NSERC
Micheau, Philippe

Département de génie mécanique
Université de Sherbrooke
Liquid ventilator for clinical research
  • Praud, JP.
  • Walti, H.
  • Foucault, É.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$79,010 CIHR
$79,010 NSERC
Mihailidis, Alex

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Toronto
Intelligent haptic upper-limb stroke rehabilitation
  • Boutilier, C.
  • McIlroy, W.
  • Hebert, D.
  • Hoey, J.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$25,641 CIHR - Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis
$18,359 CIHR
$44,000 NSERC
Miller, Dwayne

Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Novel picosecond infrared laser for minimally invasive surgery
  • Alman, B.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$72,500 CIHR
$72,500 NSERC
Mousavi, Parvin

School of Computing
Queen's University
Decision support for augmented ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy
  • Abolmaesumi, P.
  • Fichtinger, G.
  • Shirani, S.
  • Siemens, R.
  • Boag, A.
  • Emelianov, S.
  • Sauerbrei, E.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$41,550 CIHR
$41,550 NSERC
Nitz, Mark

Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
PET imaging probes for Alzheimer's disease
  • McLaurin, J.
  • Vasdev, N.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$17,321 CIHR – Institute of Aging
$61,329 CIHR
$78,650 NSERC
Rohling, Robert

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
Guidance system for thoracic epidural anaesthesia
  • Abolmaesumi, P.
  • Fichtinger, G.
  • Kamani, A.
  • Lohser, J.
  • Pichora, D.
  • Archip, N.
  • Duggan, S.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$47,500 CIHR
$47,500 NSERC
Sarunic, Marinko

School of Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University
Diagnostic Visualization of the Optic Nerve Head and Retina Using Fourier Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and computational anatomy
  • Beg, MF.
  • Mackenzie, P.
  • Molday, R.
  • Saragovi, U.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$93,000 CIHR
$93,000 NSERC
Schafer, Laurel

Department of Chemistry
The University of British Columbia
Inhibition of T-type calcium channels: catalytic approaches for the synthesis of heterocycles for the treatment of prostate cancer
  • Snutch, TP.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$118,348 CIHR
$118,347 NSERC
Tarnopolsky, Mark

Department of Pediatrics
McMaster University
Optimization of exercise training programs based on in vivo molecular outcomes
  • Levinson, A.
  • Parise, G.
  • Chmielinski, C.
  • Cupido, C.
  • Melov, S.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$82,679 CIHR - Institute of Aging
$82,679 NSERC
Tessier, Philippe

Département de biologie médicale
Université Laval
Identification and validation of new therapeutic targets for autoimmune diseases
  • Leclerc, D.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$56,750 CIHR - Institute of Infection and Immunity
$56,750 NSERC
Thomas, David

Department of Biochemistry
McGill University
Chemical correctors of deltaF508 CFTR trafficking
  • Andersen, RJ.
  • Hallett, MT.
  • Hanrahan, JW
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$122,037 CIHR – Institute of Circulator and Respiratory Health
$122,038 NSERC
Vitkin, Alex

Department of Medical Biophysics PMH/OCI
University of Toronto
Optical coherence tomographic imaging for monitoring radiotherapy complications in the rectum
  • Bizheva, K.
  • Levin, W.
  • Yang, V.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$101,993 CIHR
$101,993 NSERC
Waskiewicz, Andrew

Department of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta
Integration of human and zebrafish genetic techniques to identify ocular disease genes
  • Allison, WT.
  • Lehmann, OJ.
  • Walter, M.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$74,000 CIHR
$74, 000 NSERC
West, Frederick

Department of Chemistry
University of Alberta
Development of new hexose analogues for use with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to improve diagnosis and treatment of cancer
  • Cheeseman, C.
  • McEwan, A.
  • Mercer, J.
  • Murray, D.
  • Wuest, F.
  • Mirzayans, R.
  • Sharma, S.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$80,500 CIHR
$80,500 NSERC
Winnik, Mitchell

Department of Chemistry
University of Toronto
Engineering polymeric motifs for improving the delivery of auger electron-emitters to the nucleus of cancer cells
  • Reilly, RM.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$89,800 CIHR
$89,800 NSERC
Yip, Christopher

Inst. of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
Harnessing the therapeutic potential of carcinoembryonic antigen family receptors
  • Gray-Owen, SD.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$74,750 CIHR
$74,750 NSERC
Yu, Hua-Zhong

Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
DNA-based electronic biosensors for the detection of a novel circulating biomarker of early lung cancer
  • Lam, S.
  • Sen, D.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$62,620 CIHR
$62,620 NSERC
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