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Investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will be conducting 23 new projects designed to accelerate discoveries of benefit to human health, thanks to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2018 Project Grant competition.

“It's very exciting to report this resounding success in the current CIHR competition. Our funded investigators include a great mix of new investigators and senior people,” said Dr. Bruce Mazer, Interim Executive Director and Chief Scientific Officer of the RI-MUHC. “The new recruits inspire our teams to pursue new avenues, and this is an ideal recipe for grant success.’’

Across Canada, the competition has approved 371 research grants and 18 bridge grants for a total investment of approximately $275 million. In addition, $1.4 million was awarded for 14 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
  • Carolyn Baglole, Dennis JensenMartin Olivier
    Immunological consequences of inhaled cannabis and selected cannabinoids
  • Jake Barralet
    Autosynthetics: Cranial Regeneration
  • Andrea Benedetti
    Diagnostic Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for Detecting Major Depression: An Updated Systematic Review and Independent Participant Data Meta-analysis
  • Moshe Ben-Shoshan
    GRADE: GRAded challenge for Drug allergy Evaluation
  • John Joseph Cox
    Antiretroviral-based HIV prevention and its impact on sexual risk behaviours and HIV/STIs among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men: Engage Cohort Study
  • Elizabeth Fixman
    STAT6-dependent control of innate immunity as a target for therapeutic intervention in asthma
  • Livia Garzia
    Genetic drivers of medulloblastoma metastasis
  • Catherine Goudie
    Rationalizing Genetic Referral Practices in Pediatric Oncology: An eHealth Decision-Support Tool for Identifying Cancer Predisposition Syndromes
  • Sabah Hussain
    Regulation of skeletal muscle function by PINK-1-Parkin mitophagy pathway
  • Richard Kremer
    Effect of 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D on control of cell growth and differentiation
  • Arnold Kristof
    Impact of Protein Nutrition in Critically-ill Patients
  • Nadine Kronfli, Marina Klein, Bertrand Lebouché, John Joseph Cox
    Towards the micro-elimination of hepatitis C virus among Canadian provincial prison inmates: The effectiveness of patient navigation on treatment uptake
  • David Labbé
    Molecular basis to diet-dependent chromatin dependencies in prostate cancer
  • Stéphane Laporte
    Understanding the allosteric and functional selectivity regulation of the Prostaglandin F2 receptor
  • Jean-Jacques Lebrun
    Role of Cyclooxygenase-2 in cancer stem cell regulation and chemotherapy resistance in triple negative breast cancer - Opportunities for novel anti-cancer therapeutics
  • Anie Philip
    Role of CD109 in regulating cellular signaling and responses in skin and oral squamous cell carcinoma cells
  • Benjamin Smith
    A genome-wide association study of dysanapsis
  • David Stellwagen
    Microglial regulation of cocaine self-administration in rats
  • Donald Vinh
    Harnessing the power of Monocytes/Macrophages in Intestinal Immunity to Candidiasis
  • Pia Wintermark
    Repairing the brain of sick newborns: From bench to bedside
  • Cedric Yansouni
    Stopping Syphilis Transmission in Arctic communities through Rapid Diagnostic Testing (STAR study)
Priority announcements
  • Deborah DaCosta
    Impact of Internet Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Persons with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Tomoko TakanoCiriaco Piccirillo
    Defining the immune dysfunction in childhood nephrotic syndrome: Toward therapeutic reversal without glucocorticoids

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

— Last updated March 15, 2019