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Researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will be conducting 15 new projects designed to accelerate discoveries of benefit to human health, thanks to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring 2019 Project Grant competition. The RI-MUHC teams received over $7.5 million in project funding.

Across Canada, the competition has approved 382 research grants and 21 bridge grants for a total investment of approximately $275 million. In addition, almost $1.5 million was awarded for 15 priority announcement bridge grants.

The CIHR Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.

Congratulations to RI-MUHC grant recipients and their teams!

Project Grants

  • Deborah Da Costa, Francine Demontigny
    Fathers Matter: A Prospective Study to Identify Determinants of Fathers' Engagement During Pregnancy
  • Natalie Dayan, Maria Del Pilar Vélez
    Impact of Infertility and its Treatment on Women's Mental Health
  • Patricia Fontela, Dean Fergusson
    Length of storage of red blood cell units as a risk factor for hospital-acquired infections: an individual patient data meta-analysis
  • Bethany Foster
    Age-dependent sex differences in graft and patient outcomes among solid organ transplant recipients
  • Jacques Genest, Jr.
    Desmocollin 1 (DSC1) and atherosclerosis
  • Ahmad Haidar
    Co-administration of pramlintide and insulin via an automated dual-hormone artificial pancreas system to regulate glucose levels in type 1 diabetes: a 4-week, outpatient, randomized, controlled, crossover trial
  • Monzur Murshed
    Midface hypoplasia caused by cartilage calcification: A mechanistic study with translational implications
  • Cristian O'Flaherty
    Regulation of male fertility by peroxiredoxin 6
  • Sushmita Pamidi, Evelyn Constantin
    Maternal sleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy and long-term health outcomes in children: the 3D pregnancy and birth cohort
  • Constantin Polychronakos
    Driver somatic mutations in autoimmunity
  • Jean-Pierre Routy
    Immunosuppressive pathways and HIV reservoirs in tissues
  • Guillaume Sebire
    Group B Streptococcus-induced placental infection and subsequent sex-dichotomous neurobehavioural impairments in the offspring: Investigating the role of interleukin-1 (IL-1)
  • Tomoko Takano, Ciriaco Piccirillo, Susan Samuel
    Defining the immune dysfunction in childhood nephrotic syndrome: Toward therapeutic reversal without glucocorticoids
  • Evelyne Vinet
    Risk of infections with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in pregnant women and their offspring

Priority announcements

Learn more on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) website

— Last updated July 15, 2019