CIHR New Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Grant Recipients – 2017

CIHR-IHDCYH in partnership with the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH); Institute of Cancer Research (ICR); Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH); Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA); Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA); and Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 CIHR New Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health. We would also like to say thank you to the applicants’ funding partners who made this opportunity possible.

Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health (IAPH)

  • Dr. Jennifer Leason, University of Calgary
    Indigenous Maternity Experiences Survey (MES) in the Interior British Columbia

Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)

  • Dr. Amit Bhavsar, University of Alberta
    Mitigating cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in childhood cancer treatment through applied pharmacogenomics
  • Dr. Kolja Eppert, McGill University
    Novel therapeutics to target leukemia stem cells
  • Dr. Amy Metcalfe, University of Calgary
    Survival, recurrence and subsequent obstetrical outcomes following pregnancy-associated and postpartum cancer

Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH)

  • Dr. Samantha Anthony, Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)
    Measuring what Matters: Integrating Patient-Reported Outcome Measures into Clinical Practice
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Côté, Université de Sherbrooke
    Prognostic value of urinary renal and vascular biomarkers in hypertensive pregnant women
  • Dr. Vito Mennella, Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)
    Sensory Cilia Mutations Affecting Motile Cilia in Ciliopathy Disorders
  • Dr. Stephen Renaud, University of Western Ontario
    Immune regulation of placental blood flow and fetal health
  • Dr. Kate Storey, University of Alberta
    Sleeping soundly: Understanding the translation of sleep promotion at school to sleep behaviours at home. Insights from children and parents

Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH)

  • Dr. Isabelle Boucoiran, Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine
    Non primary cytomegalovirus infections in pregnancy
  • Dr. Marie Brossard-Racine, Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute
    One year of brain maturation following a preterm birth
  • Dr. Hilary Brown, University of Toronto Scarborough (ON)
    Infants born to women with disabilities: Health and health care
  • Dr. Valerie Carson, University of Alberta
    Early movers: The role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the healthy growth and development of infants
  • Dr. Alana Cattapan, University of Saskatchewan
    Perpetually, Potentially Pregnant: The Discursive Construction of "Women of Childbearing Age" and its Effects in Public Health and Biomedical Research
  • Dr. Rohan D'Souza, University of Toronto
    Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: addressing critical knowledge gaps for the use of tranexamic acid
  • Dr. Shokrollah Elahi, University of Alberta
    The immune pathogenesis of neonatal infection: Relevance to digestive health
  • Dr. Sylvie Girard, Université de Montréal
    Integrated view of the preterm birth syndrome
  • Dr. Michael Hawkes, University of Alberta
    Neuroprotective agents for cerebral malaria
  • Dr. Sze Man Tse, Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine
    Pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: determining post-discharge outcomes, the effect of early diagnosis, and identifying inflammatory signatures to better understand disease mechanism

Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA)

  • Dr. Nicolas Dumont, Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine
    Specialized pro-resolving mediators: A novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Dr. Hugh Kim, University of British Columbia
    Discovering novel biomarkers for juvenile arthritis: focus on platelet signaling

Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (INMHA)

  • Dr. Tuong-Vi Nguyen, McGill University
    The paternal contribution to neurodevelopmental and metabolic outcomes in the child

Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)

  • Dr. Sarka Lisonkova, University of British Columbia
    Improving maternal and perinatal outcomes in high risk mothers
  • Dr. Massimiliano Paganelli, Université de Montréal
    Heterologous stem cell therapy to treat acute liver failure in infants, children and adolescents without the need of immunosuppression
  • Dr. Rayzel Shulman, Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)
    Bridging the gap to prevent adverse events between pediatric and adult diabetes care
  • Dr. Ryan Van Lieshout, McMaster University
    Early Neurodevelopment in the Offspring of Women Enrolled in a Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing the Effectiveness of a Nutrition+Exercise Intervention
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