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2011 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 2011 competition for Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP). The CHRP program received 118 applications requesting $19 million in year one. Of these, the 34 applications listed below were selected for funding, representing a success rate of 29 percent and an average annual award of $149,000.

Collaborative Health Research Projects 2011 Competition Awards
Name
Department
Institution
Project Title
Co-applicants
Collaborators
Program
Term
Awarded
Byers, David DM

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dalhousie University
Lead optimization of new antibacterials/antimalarials that target ACP synthase
  • Davidson, Ross
  • McMaster, Christopher
  • Weaver, Donald
Group
1 Yr Inst. 1
$76,760 CIHR
$76,760 NSERC
Chan, Timothy TCY

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto
ARRT: Adaptive and Robust Radiation Therapy treatment planning for lung cancer
  • Bezjak, Andrea
  • Bissonnette, Jean-Pierre
  • Brock, Kristy
  • Hardemark, Bjorn
  • Heath, Emily
  • Hope, Andrew
  • Jaffray, David
  • Kaus, Michael
  • McCann, Claire
  • Purdie, Thomas
  • Sharpe, Michael
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$84,167CIHR
$84,167 NSERC
Chan, Warren WCW

Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Inst. of (IBBME)
University of Toronto
Engineering low-cost nanotechnology-based molecular diagnostics using paper
  • Allen, Vanessa
  • Farnood, Ramin
  • Rebbapragada, Anu
  • Yan, Ning
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$71,867 CIHR
$71,868 NSERC
Cheung, Karen KC

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
Hydrogel-based microfluidic cell culture system for controlled drug dosage effects
  • Bally, Marcel
  • Roskelley, Calvin
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$104,691 CIHR
$9,559 NSERC
Delaney, Kerry KR

Biology
Victoria University
Implantable telemetric devices for electrophysiological and behavioural research using rodent disease models
  • Brown, Craig
  • Christie, Brian
  • Dechev, Nikolai
  • Livingston, Nigel
  • Ramer, Matt
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$72,500 CIHR
$72,500 NSERC
Dumont, Guy GAM

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of British Columbia
The Phone Oximeter: a simple, mobile device for respiratory disease management in the community
  • Ansermino, Mark
  • Wensley, David
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$64,116 CIHR
$64,116 NSERC
Herzog, Walter W

Kinesiology, Faculty of
University of Calgary
Muscle rehabilitation of cerebral palsy patients receiving botulinum toxin type-A (Botox) treatments
  • Goldstein, Simon
  • Matyas, John
  • Ronsky, Janet
  • Wiley, James
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$73,787 CIHR
$20,000 IMHA
$93,788 NSERC
Jardine, Andrew AKS

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
University of Toronto
Risk factors and optimization model for breast cancer screening
  • Harvey, Bart
  • Hoch, Jeffrey
  • Miller, Anthony
  • Sullivan, Terrence
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$70,273 CIHR
$70,273 NSERC
Juncker, David D

Biomedical Engineering
McGill University
Rapid detection of MRSA and identification of strain using an autonomous microfluidic chip with bacteriophages
  • Lebel, Pierre
  • Veres, Teodor
  • Zourob, Mohammed
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$173,500 CIHR
Klein, Raymond RM

Psychology
Dalhousie University
Novel technologies for cognitive repair
  • Eskes, Gail
  • Gregson, Peter
  • Mendez, Ivar
  • Watters, Carolyn
  • Westwood, David
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$35,167 CIHR
$35,168 IA
$70,335 NSERC
Krishnan, Sridhar S

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ryerson University
Signal analysis of T-wave alternans for predicting sudden cardiac deaths
  • Chauhan, Vijay
  • Ivanov, Joan
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$204,650 CIHR
Lee, WonSook WS

School of Information Technology and Engineering
University of Ottawa
Detection and simulation of femoroacetabular impingement
  • Beaulé, Paul
  • Frei, Hanspeter
  • Joslin, Christopher
  • Magnenat-Thalmann, Nadia
  • Rakhra, Kawan
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$51,450 CIHR
$20,000 IMHA
$71,450 NSERC
Lesk, Mark MR

Médecine
Université de Montréal
Pulsatile displacement of the lamina cribrosa in the pathogenesis of glaucoma: development of a novel device and preliminary clinical testing
  • Costantino, Santiago
  • Freeman, Ellen
  • Ozaki, Tsuneyuki
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$107,608 CIHR
$107,607 NSERC
Ma, Hongshen H

Mechanical Engineering
The University of British Columbia
Microfluidic enrichment of circulating tumor cells
  • Black, Peter
  • Chi, Kim
  • Cox, Michael
  • Gleave, Martin
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$87,328 CIHR
$87,327 NSERC
MacAulay, Calum CE

Pathology and Lab Medicine
The University of British Columbia
Co-registered autofluorescence and OCT imaging of the airways
  • Lam, Stephen
  • Lane, Pierre
  • Yang, Victor
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$69,077 CIHR
$69,077 NSERC
Marcotte, Isabelle I

Chimie
Université du Québec à Montréal
Improved membrane permeation assays for drug bioavailability assessment
  • Badia, Antonella
  • Claverie, Jérôme
  • Leclair, Grégoire
  • Mouget, Yves
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$92,000 CIHR
Martin, Randall

Physics and Atmospheric Science
Dalhousie University
Developing technologies to assess long-term exposures of the Canadian population to air pollution: research leading to knowledge-transfer to reduce health effects
  • Brook, Jeffrey
  • Burnett, Richard
  • Goldberg, Mark
  • Hakami, Amir
  • Johnson, Markey
  • Stieb, David
  • Villeneuve, Paul
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$74,307 CIHR
$74,306 NSERC
Menon, Carlo C

School of Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University
Robotic assisted transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy
  • Acerra, Nicole
  • Boyd, Lara
  • Garland, Jayne
  • Joffres, Michel
  • Kaminska, Bozena
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$57,600 CIHR
$57,600 NSERC

Orvig, Chris CER

Chemistry
The University of British Columbia

Development and potential mechanisms in bifunctional lanthanide compound enhancement of deteriorating bone structures

  • Wang, Rizhi
  • Wasan, Kishor

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$12,250 CIHR
$20,000 IMHA
$32,250 NSERC

Palmer, Michael M

Chemistry
University of Waterloo

Novel daptomycin-derived lipopeptide antibiotics for overcoming resistance in gram-positive bacteria

  • Dieckmann, Thorsten
  • Dmitrienko, Gary
  • Pillai, Dylan
  • Taylor, Scott

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$74,966 CIHR
$74,967 NSERC

Patel, Rajnikant RV

Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Western Ontario

A novel platform for minimally invasive tumor localization and treatment

  • Malthaner, Richard
  • Naish, Michael
  • Peters, Terence

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$57,387 CIHR
$57,388 NSERC

Pichora, David DR

Surgery
Queen’s University

Advanced real-time 3D imaging, planning and navigation of fracture surgery

  • Abolmaesumi, Purang
  • Bryant, Timothy
  • Ellis, Randy
  • Rudan, John

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$41,995 CIHR
$20,000 IMHA
$61,995 NSERC

Polyzois, Dimos D

Civil Engineering
University of Manitoba

Development of a protocol for the renewal of housing to improve the health of First Nations residents

  • Alfaro, Marolo
  • Dick, Kris
  • Larcombe, Linda
  • Orr, Pamela
  • Phillips, Bert
  • Polyzois, Eleoussa
  • Wells, John
  • Wells, Tamara

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$79,175 CIHR
$79,175 NSERC

Pouliot, Roxane R

Faculté de pharmacie
Université Laval

Analyses de polyphénols issus d'écorces d'essences canadiennes pour le traitement du psoriasis

  • Desjardins, Yves
  • Poubelle, Patrice
  • Stevanovic Janezic, Tatjana

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$55,250 CIHR
$20,000 IMHA
$75,250 NSERC

Ringuette, Maurice MJ

Cell and Systems Biology
University of Toronto

Development of SPARC mimetic peptides for targeting peritoneal metastasis of epithelial ovarian cancer

  • Brown, Theodore
  • Gariepy, Jean
  • Murphy, Joan
  • Petrik, James

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$76,850 CIHR
$76,849 NSERC

Santamaria, Pere P

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
University of Calgary

Immunoregulatory nanovaccines: optimization of physical, chemical, pharmacokinetic and immunological properties for bench-to-bedside translation

  • Chan, Warren
  • Yang, Yang

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$96,580 CIHR
$96,580 NSERC

Selvaganapathy, Ponnambalam P

Mechanical Engineering
McMaster University

Microfluidic high-throughput screening device for C. elegans movement-based assays

  • Gupta, Bhagwati
  • Mishra, Ram

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$75,750 CIHR
$75,750 NSERC

Shoichet, Molly MS

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto

Bioengineered cell delivery system

  • Morshead, Cindi
  • Tator, Charles
  • Van der Kooy, Derek

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$114,710 CIHR
$114,710 NSERC

Sinton, David DA

Mechanical Engineering
University of Victoria

High-throughput sperm motility assay and automated selection for clinical in vitro fertilization

  • Bissonnette, François
  • Zini, Armand

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$77,000 CIHR
$77,000 NSERC

Sivaloganathan, Sivabal S

Applied Mathematics
University of Waterloo

Effective estimation of second cancer risks and resultant possible improvements of treatment protocols

  • Brenner, David
  • Hodgson, David
  • Kohandel, Mohammad
  • Schwartz, Cindy
  • Sharpe, Michael

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$78,136 CIHR
$78,137 NSERC

Tibbits, Glen

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
Simon Fraser University

Optical mapping of the neonate heart to determine the etiology of Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia

  • Beg, Mirza Faisal
  • Sarunic, Marinko

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$98,150 CIHR
$98,150 NSERC

Van Veggel, Frank FCJM

Chemistry
University of Victoria

Antibody-nanoparticle conjugates as molecular imaging agents for solid brain tumour (glioma)

  • Abulrob, Abedelnasser
  • Tomanek, Boguslaw

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$64,093 CIHR
$64,093 NSERC

Waddell, Thomas TK

Surgery
University of Toronto

Advanced tissue engineering strategies for generating replacement tracheal tissues

  • McGuigan, Alison

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$52,273 CIHR
$52,273 NSERC

Yudin, Andrei

Chemistry
University of Toronto

Specific and cell-permeable molecular probes of calpain function

  • Davies, Peter
  • Schirmeister, Tanja
  • Simeonov, Anton

Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$72,000 CIHR
$72,000 NSERC

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