Bariatric Care Team Grants

The Bariatric Care Team Grants were launched and funded by the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes in partnership with Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions, Alberta Health Services Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Fonds de recherche du Québec–Santé and the Canadian Obesity Network. The objectives of these grants are to advance comparative health services research in bariatric care to improve the treatment of obesity across the continuum of care and the lifespan, and to accelerate research to better understand the mechanisms underlying the effects of bariatric procedures and weight loss. This initiative was based on the recommendations from the Developing a Research Agenda to Support Bariatric Care in Canada Workshop and extensive consultation with partners.

The funded grants were featured in Health Research in Action Obesity research – A Canadian strength, along with stories of two of these innovative Bariatric Care Team Grant recipients.

Funding Results

INMD wishes to congratulate the successful applicants of this competition.

Principal Investigators Institution Project Title
Geoff Ball, Catherine Birken, Jill Hamilton, Nicholas Holt, Louise Masse, Katherine Morrison University of Alberta Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children (Team ABC3)
Principal Investigators Institution Project Title
Johane Allard, Herbert Gaisano University of Toronto Exploiting the therapeutic effects of the fecal microbiome in bariatric care
André Tchernof and Laurent Biertho Université Laval Determinants of metabolic recovery following bariatric surgery in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus
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