CIHR awards $5.7 million to CRCHUM teams


The CRCHUM’s management congratulates the 11 research teams that were awarded more than $5.7 million in grants in the Fall 2021 Project Grants competition launched by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

With nearly 30% of applications funded, the CRCHUM’s success rate is well above the provincial (22%) and national (21%) average. In Quebec, 125 out of 557 applications were funded. The median value of the grants awarded was $780,300.

Dr. Houda Bahig — Research theme: Imaging and Engineering/Project Grant awarded for three years ($229,500)
Artificial Intelligence to Monitor Radiotherapy Efficacy and Complications through Imaging Technology (AI-REACT)

Dr. William Beaubien-Souligny — Research theme: Innovation hub/Project Grant awarded for two years ($248,226)
Proactive prescription-based fluid management vs usual care in critically ill patients on Kidney Replacement Therapy
Joint project with Sean Bagshaw (University of Alberta) and Ron Wald (University of Toronto)

John Chan — Research theme: Cardiometabolic/bridge grant for one year ($100,000)
Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2-Related Factor 2 (NRF2) and Regulation of Sodium-Glucose Co-Transporter 2 (SGLT2) Expression in Type 2 Diabetes

Mélanie Dieudé — Research theme: Immunopathology/Project Grant awarded for five years ($577,575)
Impact of vascular injury derived exosomes on Lupus Nephritis

Hassan Fahmi — Research theme: Immunopathology/Project Grant awarded for five years ($841,500)
Therapeutic potential of the LXA4-ALX/FPR2 axis in osteoarthritis

Dr. Valérie Martel-Laferrière — Research theme: Immunopathology/Project Grant awarded for four years ($378,676)
Trends and outcomes of injecting-related bacterial infections in people who inject drugs

Walid Mourad — Research theme: Immunopathology/Project Grant awarded for five years ($722,925)
Delineating the role of CD154 receptors in systemic lupus erythematosus leads to better disease treatment

Dr. Quoc Dinh Nguyen — Research theme: Innovation hub/Project Grant awarded for two years ($336,599)
Leveraging high-volume data to characterize age and individual-specific vital signs and to develop novel geriatric vital signs that optimally predict clinical outcomes in older adults

Dr. Vincent Poitout — Research theme: Cardiometabolic/Project Grant awarded for five years ($753,525)
Beta-cell adaptation to puberty and type 2 diabetes risk

John Stagg — Research theme: Cancer/Project Grant awarded for five years ($765,000)
Targeting the extracellular adenosine pathway in pancreatic and liver cancers

Jiangping Wu — Research theme: Immunopathology/Project Grant awarded for five years ($780,300)
To study the pathogenesis and its underlying mechanisms of an abnormally large Pol II pool size caused by a defective novel ARMC5-containing POLR2A-specific ubiquitin ligase

In total, the CIHR is funding 417 researchers for an investment of $325 million.

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