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Research teams awarded nearly $12 million in CIHR funding

A total of 17 RI-MUHC projects funded to accelerate discoveries and improve human health

Jul 17, 2018

Understanding the role of genetics in the mechanisms underlying preterm birth, examining sex and gender differences in cardiovascular health outcomes, implementing collaborative tools to improve youth mental health and wellness in Nunavik – these are just a few of the health-related projects investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will be conducting thanks to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and their Project Grant: Spring 2018 results competition.

Seventeen projects across the RI-MUHC received a total of $ 11,888,658 million in project and bridge grant funding. The competition has approved 369 research grants, plus an additional 39 bridge grants for a total investment of approximately $277 million across Canada.

“Congratulations on our research teams’ success at the 2018 CIHR competition grants. In today's funding climate, this is very impressive and shows their ability to stay ahead of the curve,” says Dr. Bruce Mazer, Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the RI-MUHC."I wish them continued success and best of luck with their projects designed to innovate in human health research and to benefit the population.’’

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