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RI-MUHC success in grant competition for transplantation research

Researchers awarded funds from the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program for innovative research projects in organ and tissue transplantationSource: CDTRP and RI-MUHC. Announced on July 13, the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP) will fund three new projects led by organ and tissue transplant researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and the MUHC.(L-R) CDTRP grant recipients from the Research Institute of the MUHC: Steven Paraskevas, Amine Benmassaoud and Tania Janaudis-FerreiraSince 2012 the CDTRP has supported research and innovation that addresses barriers within the fields of donation and transplantation, with the ultimate goal of advancing long-term health outcomes and quality of life for Canadian transplant patients. The CDTRP Research Innovation Grant competition supports new peer-reviewed pilot research projects that align with CDTRP’s One-Transplant-for-Life vision, which is to fulfill every donor opportunity and turn transplant into a cure. This year’s results were exceptional for the RI-MUHC, as three of the four grants issued in the Research Innovation category were awarded to proposals from our research community.Congratulations to the awardees!Steven Paraskevas, MD, PhD, scientist in the Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program and Corinne A Hoesli, MD, for the project “Making every pancreatic islet count – engineering a vascularized transplantation system to treat type 1 diabetes”Amine Benmassaoud, MD, associate investigator in the Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Program, for the project “Does a 4-week prehabilitation program improve frailty in patients with cirrhosis undergoing liver transplantation? A feasibility trial”Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, PhD, junior scientist in the Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program and trainee Nicholas Bourgeois for the project “Virtual home-based pre-habilitation program in lung transplant candidates”July 22, 2021

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