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Thursday, November 6 2014

Nine researchers at the CHU Sainte-Justine were awarded grants from the CIHR in the first six months of 2014

MONTRÉAL, November 6, 2014 –Nine researchers at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center obtained financing from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for the first six months of 2014. The CIHR promote excellence by awarding grants to innovative projects which drive progress, with a view of improving the health of Canadians and maintaining Canada's competitiveness in today's knowledge economy.
The researchers who were awarded grants under the CIHR Operating Grants Program and/or CIHR Proof of Principle Program as announced by the CIHR in the first half of 2014 are as follows.

CIHR Operating Grants

The projects that are supported by a CIHR Operating Grant represent excellence, a value that encompasses originality and creativity; scientific and ethical soundness and high probability of achieving measurable impact.

Researcher Research project Period
Dr. Philippe Campeau Characterization of a new group of vesicular transport diseases 5 years
Dr. Gilles Hickson The contractile ring to midbody ring transition during cytokinesis 5 years
Dr. Gregory Lodygensky Non-invasive monitoring and quantification of lesion load in the immature specimen exposed to an acute inflammatory brain injury 3 years
Dr. Jacques Michaud De novo mutations in birth defects 4 years
Dr. Graciela Piñeyro Harnessing in vitro signaling diversity of opioid analgesics as a means of predicting in vivo development of tolerance 5 years
Dr. Helen Trottier Human papillomavirus (HPV) perinatal transmission and risk of HPV persistence among children: a prospective cohort study 4 years and 6 months
Dr. Frank Rauch Muscle-bone interactions in Canadians: a national, population-based study 8 years

CIHR Operating Grant – Bridge Grant – Large Grant

Researcher Research project Period
Dr. Francine Ducharme Vitamin D In the prevention of Viral-induced Asthma of preschoolers: a RCT (DIVA) 1 year

CIHR Proof of Principle Program - Phase I

The Proof of Principle (POP) Phase I program provides funding for proof of principle research projects designed to advance discoveries/inventions towards commercializable technologies, with a view to attract new investment, and create new science-based businesses, organizations and initiatives.

Researcher Research project Period
Dr. Carolina Alfieri Development of a peptide mimetic vaccine for prevention of Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis and related cancers 1 year


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