Linkage Tool: Canadian Post COVID-19 Condition Research Network Funding Opportunity
To achieve the goals and objectives of the Canadian Post COVID-19 Condition Research Network through an expedited process, strong connections are essential. One of the ways CIHR is supporting the development of such connections is through this Linkage Tool. The table below provides information submitted by individuals and/or organizations interested in sharing information and/or establishing collaborations in relation to this funding opportunity.
Information is provided on a voluntary basis and in no way confers any advantages in the evaluation and/or funding of applications, nor does it replace or constitute a Registration to this Funding Opportunity.
The information is provided in the language in which it was submitted by the respondent.
|Area(s) of Interest||Additional Information|
|Daisy Fung Assistant Clinical Professor Dept of Family Medicine, University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine email@example.com 7802973293||Alberta||
|Family physician and medical educator (medical students and residents) who worked in one of the largest Long Term Care covid outbreaks in Alberta and has an interest in this population and the chronic outcomes in those who survived, and advocacy going forward to protect them from future tragic outcomes. I am also a Long COVID ME patient myself, and open about my story and the bias experienced as a woman, physician, and chronic disease sufferer. I am not a formal researcher hence my post here, as I need the linkages to try become more involved.||I am open to collaborating/partnering with others on an existing or new project in any form, as a patient or a family physician or both, in any capacity that moves us forward in dealing with covid, long covid, and vulnerable populations, especially women, the elderly, and Long Term Care patients.|
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Genetics
University of British Columbia
604 822 7824
|As Co-Leader of UBCs ImmunoTherapeutics Cluster, I am trying to reshape the way we approach research and disease. Our contention is that ALL disease has an immune component and that, with knowledge of the specific immune at play in each disease, we can modulate immune response to therapeutic benefit. With that in mind, our vision is to:
Areas of my personal interest:
Professor, Director, Division of Oncologic Imaging
|University of Alberta, Alberta||
|Molecular Imaging Biomarkers for post COVID-19 Condition: Functional Brain imaging correlates of long COVID in PET/MRI: resting state fMRI vs. FDG PET/ 15-O-Water-PET, quantitative metabolism, connectivity analysis; evidence for inflammatory brain disease (TSPO/activated microglia imaging). Correlation of quantitative brain imaging parameters with clinical indicators, neuropsychological scores and lab findings. To establish non-invasive imaging biomarker / quantitative imaging correlates for COVID-19 related or post-vaccine inflammatory cardiomyopathy / myocarditis in PET/MRI: ventricular function, late Gadolinium enhancement, quantitative 15-O-water perfusion and inflammation specific signal on CXCR4 PET imaging (= targeting T-Lymphocytes). Combined cardiac and brain imaging could provide insights on the heart-brain-axis.||We can offer to perform longitudinal quantitative studies of brain metabolism, functional brain connectivity and inflammatory brain disease, as well as quantitative studies of heart function and inflammatory changes related to myocarditis in patients with post COVID-19 Condition or post-vaccine myocarditis. We do have the expertise, capacity, skill-set, motivation and infrastructure to collaboratively perform fully quantitative PET/MRI studies, if funding is granted within the network.|
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