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2012 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 2012 Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) competition. The CHRP Program received 149 applications requesting approximately $30 million in year one. Of these, the 37 applications listed below were selected for funding, representing a success rate of approximately 25 percent and an average annual award of $177,554.

Collaborative Health Research Projects 2012 Competition Awards
Name
Department
Institution
Project Title
Co-applicants
Collaborators
Program
Term
Awarded
Abolmaesumi, Purang

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of British Columbia
Real time guidance surgical navigation system for scaphoid fracture fixation
  • Mousavi, Parvin
  • Pichora, David
  • Rohling, Robert
  • Wilson, David

  • Ellis, Randy
  • Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$68,570 NSERC
$68,570 CIHR
Adamson, Robert

Biomedical Engineering, School of

Dalhousie University
A high-efficiency ultrasonic power link for implantable medical devices
  • Lee, T.
  • Bance, Manohar
  • Brown, Jeremy
  • Aiken, Steven
  • Wang, Jian
  • Westerberg, Brian
  • Kotiya, Akhilesh
  • Ototronix
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$86,564 NSERC
$86,564 CIHR
Barzda, Virginijus

Chemical and Physical Sciences

University of Toronto

Non-linear multimodal mircoendoscopy for lung cancer pathology
  • Wilson, Brian
  • Yasufuku, Kazuhiro

  • University Health Network
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$88,500 NSERC
$88,500 CIHR
Bénard, François

Radiology

University of British Columbia
Radiometals produced by liquid targets for molecular imaging of cancer
  • Adam, Michael
  • Celler, Anna
  • Lin, Kuo-Shyan
  • Ruth, Thomas
  • Schaffer, Paul
  • Yapp, Donald

  • Buckley, Ken
  • Hoehr, Cornelia
  • Klug, Julius
  • Martinez, Mark
  • Mesak, Felix
  • Muller, William
  • Orvig, Chris
  • Zeisler, Stefan
  • Advanced Cyclotron Systems Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$139,462 NSERC
$139,462 CIHR
Blaber, Andrew

Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Simon Fraser University

Preventing postural hypotension, syncope and falls with smart materials and monitoring
  • Claydon, Victoria
  • Menon, Carlo

  • Midwives Association of British Columbia
  • Mustang Survival Corp.
  • NeuroKinetics Health Services
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$68,600 NSERC
$68,600 CIHR
Boddy, Christopher

Chemistry

University of Ottawa

Development of small molecule viral sensitizers to boost vaccine manufacturing
  • Diallo, Jean-Simon
  • Smith, Jeffrey

  • Jennerex Biotherapeutics
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$142,280 NSERC
$142,280 CIHR
Campbell, Melanie

Physics and Astronomy

University of Waterloo

Novel diagnostic methods for imaging amyloid beta in the eye in association with Alzheimer's Disease

  • Hsiung, Ging-Yuek
  • Leonenko, Zoya
  • Ruth, Thomas
  • Schaffer, Paul

  • Beazely, Michael
  • Choo-Smith, Lin-P'ing
  • MacKenzie, Ian
  • Sossi, Vesna
  • P&P Optica
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$90,937 NSERC
$90,937 CIHR
Chiao, Mu

Mechanical Engineering

University of British Columbia

A MEMS-based ocular drug delivery device

  • Burt, Helen
  • Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran
  • Maberley, David
  • Mikelberg, Frederick

  • Matsubara, Joanne
  • Rubinchik, Valery
  • Intellectual Ventures Management Inc.
  • QLT Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$94,213 NSERC
$94,214 CIHR
Cramb, David

Chemistry

University of Calgary
Rapid in vitro screening of nanomaterial distributions and toxicity
  • Chan, Warren
  • Childs, Sarah
  • Rinker, Kristina KD

  • Cytodiagnostics Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$97,265 NSERC
$97,265 CIHR
Cusack, Rhodri

Medical Biophysics

University of Western Ontario
Assessing neonatal brain function with fMRI
  • Daley, Mark
  • Gelman, Neil
  • Han, Victor
  • Lee, David
  • Levin, Simon
  • Owen, Adrian
  • Thompson, Terry

  • Orchard, Jeff
  • Children’s Hospital London Health Sciences Centre
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$97,445 NSERC
$97,444 CIHR
Dellaire, Graham      

Pathology

Dalhousie University
Using the zebrafish as a pre-clinical animal tumour model for drug discovery and the evaluation of anti-leukemia agents
  • Berman, Jason
  • Chiu, Priscilla
  • Whitlock, James

  • Weng, Andrew
  • GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
Group
3 Yrs Inst. 1
$66,667 NSERC
$66,666 CIHR
$66,667 CIHR-ICR
Fels, Sidney

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of British Columbia
Model-based prediction of mastication and swallowing outcomes for head and neck surgery
  • Abugharbieh, Rafeef
  • Green, Sheldon
  • Wolfaardt, Johan

  • Curtis, Donald
  • Faure, Francois
  • Hannam, Alan
  • Ludlow, Christy
  • Martin-Harris, Bonnie
  • Miller, Arthur
  • Nicosia, Mark
  • Payan, Yohan
  • Stavness, Ian
  • Stone, Maureen
  • ANSYS
  • McKesson Medical Imaging Group
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$89,000 NSERC
$89,000 CIHR
Figeys, Daniel

Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

University of Ottawa
Microfluidic platforms coupled to mass spectrometry for the quantitative analysis of circulating convertases and substrates
  • Prat, Annik
  • Seidah, Nabil

  • Ewing, Rob
  • Zou, Hafna
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$87,500 NSERC
$87,500 CIHR
Finlay, Warren

Mechanical Engineering

University of Alberta
Realistic lung deposition models and measurements (REALiSM^2)
  • Noga, Michelle
  • Olfert, Jason  
  • Vehring, Reinhard    
  • Wolfaardt, Johan

  • Environment Canada
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$114,092 NSERC
$114,091 CIHR
Genov, Roman

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Toronto
Novel picosecond infrared laser for minimally invasive surgery
  • Carlen, Peter
  • Musallam, Wissam

  • Lozano, Andres
  • Cauwenberghs, Gert
  • Canadian Microelectronics Corporation
  • Medtrode Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$70,000 NSERC
$70,000 CIHR
Graham, Nicholas
Computing
Queen's University
CP Cycle to Fun
  • Fehlings, Darcy

  • Mandryk, Regan
  • Rhodes, Ryan
  • Warburton, Darren
  • Wright, Virginia
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$76,289 NSERC
$76,289 CIHR
$25,000 CIHR-IMHA
Hafeli, Urs

Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of British Columbia
Second generation liver tumour radioembolization with biodegradable monosized Re-188 microspheres
  • Celler, Anna
  • Liu, David

  • Chua, Beverly
  • Cwikla, Jaroslaw
  • National Centre for Nuclear Research, Radioisotope Centre POLATOM
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$94,788 NSERC
$94,788 CIHR
Hansen, Carl

Physics and Astronomy

University of British Columbia
The development of single cell microfluidic technologies for analysis of microRNA expression and epigenetic state with application to hematopoietic stem cells
  • Eaves, Connie
  • Hirst, Martin
  • Humphries, Keith

  • Fluidigm Corporation
  • STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$57,516 NSERC
$57,517 CIHR
$100,000 CIHR-INMHA
$61,117 CIHR-ICR
Harden, James
Physics
University of Ottawa
Anti-microbial scaffold materials for cutaneous wound healing
  • Cao, Xudong
  • Mah, Thien-Fah
  • Scaiano, Juan Cesar
  • Griffith, May

  • Toye, Baldwin
  • Ying, Yvonne
  • Health Canada
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$44,995 NSERC
$44,995 CIHR
$23,260 CIHR-III $25,000 CIHR-IMHA
Hatzopoulou, Marianne

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

McGill University
Reconciling the promotion of active transportation and personal exposure to traffic-related air pollution in Canadian urban areas
  • Eluru, Naveen
  • Goldberg, Mark

  • Health Canada
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$72,103 NSERC $72,103 CIHR
Hinz, Boris

Dentistry

University of Toronto
High-throughput screening of cell contraction for applications in regenerative medicine and drug testing
  • Simmons, Craig

  • Santerre, Paul
  •  Celgene Corporation
  • Tissue Regeneration Therapeutics Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$71,260 NSERC
$71,260 CIHR $25,000 CIHR-IMHA
Kizhakkedathu, Jayachandran

Pathology and Lab Medicine

University of British Columbia
Novel antimicrobial and biofilm resistant coatings for urological and blood storage devices
  • Brooks, Donald
  • Chew, Ben
  • Devine, Dana
  • Hancock, Robert
  • Lange, Dirk
  • Straus, Suzana
  • Wang, Rizhi

  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Canadian Blood Services
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$104,201 NSERC $104,202 CIHR
Lai, Yongjun

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Queen's University
"Laser-adjustable" sutures for glaucoma trabeculectomy surgery
  • Campbell, Robert

  • El-Defrawy, Sherif
  • Amsden, Brian
  • Hotel Dieu Hospital (Kingston)
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$46,071 NSERC $46,072 CIHR
Levi, Ofer

Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Inst. of (IBBME)

University of Toronto
Simultaneous optical imaging of oxygenation and blood flow for chronic monitoring of stroke and seizure activity
  • Carlen, Peter
  • Stefanovic, Bojana

  • Chaudoir, Mic
  • Chau, Tom
  • Valiante, Taufik
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • QImaging
  • Teledyne Dalsa
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$101,993 NSERC
$101,993 CIHR
Li, Liang

Chemistry

University of Alberta
Discovery of biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease using comprehensive and quantitative metabolomics
  • Dixon, Roger
  • Westaway, David
  • Wishart, David
  • DynaLIFE Dx
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$103,000 NSERC
$103,000 CIHR
$0.00 CIHR-IA (Institute of Aging)
Li, Yingfu

Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

McMaster University
Toward a rational and novel therapy for clostridium difficile infection
  • Kim, Peter
  • Lee, Christine
  • Low, Donald Edward
  • Pillai, Dylan

  • Safeguard Biosystems, Inc.
  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$62,000 NSERC
$62,000 CIHR $62,000 CIHR-III (Institute of Infection and Immunity)
Liu, Song

Textile Sciences

University of Manitoba
Interpenetrating network of a well-defined PEG hydrogel and two biocides as advanced solutions for burn wound care
  • Logsetty, Sarvesh
  • Smith & Nephew Inc. (Surgical)
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$40,677 NSERC $40,676 CIHR
Narod, Steven

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

University of Toronto
The physiological impact of postmenopausal oophorectomy on hormone levels in women with BRCA1 mutation
  • Casper, Robert
  • Kotsopoulos, Joanne
  • Wheeler, Aaron

  • Rosen, Barry
  • Murphy, Joan
  • Hereditary Breast & Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Foundation
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$0 NSERC
$0 CIHR 166,459 CIHR-IG (Institute of Genetics)
Proulx, Stéphanie

Oto-rhino-laryngologie/ophtalmologie

Université Laval
Thérapie tissulaire de la cornée: utilisation d'un élastomère thermoplastique pour la bioingénierie du stroma cornéen
  • Auger, Francois
  • Brunette, Isabelle
  • Veres, Teodor

  • Giasson, Claude
  • Meunier, Jean
  • Phasoptx Inc.
  • Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire de Québec (CHA)
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$66,680 NSERC $66,679 CIHR
Reznik, Alla

Physics

Lakehead University
Practical implementation of real-time low-dose x-ray imaging
  • Kasap, Safa
  • Kisselgoff, David
  • Rowlands, John

  • Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute
  • XLV Diagnostics Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$83,000 NSERC $83,000 CIHR
Schmidt, Tannin

Kinesiology, Faculty of

University of Calgary
Biointerface science: proteoglycan 4 (PRG4) with and without hyaluronic acid as a novel ocular surface boundary lubricant & contact lens coating
  • Jones, Lyndon
  • Sheardown, Heather

  • Sullivan, David
  • Custom Contact Lenses
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$61,750 NSERC
$61,750 CIHR
Stradiotto, Mark

Chemistry

Dalhousie University
An interdisciplinary approach towards the development of a disease-stabilizing treatment for Alzheimer's disease
  • Weaver, Donald

  • Treventis
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$79,000 NSERC $79,000 CIHR
Thompson, Michael

Chemistry

University of Toronto

Surface-oriented antibody capture of endothelial progenitor cells for the reduction of post-stent restenosis

  • Mazer, David
  • Romaschin, Alexander
  • Streutker, Catherine
  • Econous Systems Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$56,256 NSERC $56,256 CIHR
Waldman, Stephen

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Queen's University
Patient-specific cartilage implants: development and surgical implantation
  • Bardana, Davide
  • Hurtig, Mark
  • Kunz, Manuela
  • Pang, Stephen
  • Stewart, James
  • Winterborn, Andrew

  • Octane Biotech Inc.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$43,540 NSERC
$43,540 CIHR
Young, Robert

Chemistry

Simon Fraser University
Optimization of novel dual action prodrugs for treatment of osteoporosis
  • Grynpas, Marc
  • Maurer, Norbert
  • Parr, Mike

  • Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD)
  • CDRD Ventures Inc.
  • Merck Frosst Canada Ltd.
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$63,500 NSERC
$63,500 CIHR
$25,000 CIHR-IMHA
Zandstra, Peter

Inst. of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering

University of Toronto
Stem cell counting: Development and application
  • Audet, Julie
  • Iscove, Norman
  • Kumacheva, Eugenia

  • STEMCELL Technologies Inc.
  • Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM)
Group
3 Yrs - Inst. 1
$64,739 NSERC
$64,739 CIHR
$64,739 CIHR-III
$38,883 CIHR-ICR