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Wednesday, January 10 2018
Press release

CIHR invests in New Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health

Source: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

MONTRÉAL, January 10, 2018 – The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (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 an investment of $1.67 million to fund 26 recipients of our CIHR New Investigator Grants in Maternal, Reproductive, Child and Youth Health (2017)Congratulations to Isabelle Boucoiran, Nicolas Dumont, Sylvie Girard, Massimiliano Paganelli and Sze Man Tse!

“Early career investigators are the future of our health research enterprise. This initiative will help support those working in maternal, reproductive, child and youth health research with the aim of ensuring that Canada continues to be a leader in the field in the coming years.” – Dr. Shoo Lee, Scientific Director, CIHR-IHDCYH

The funded early career investigators will conduct research across the four CIHR pillars (biomedical, clinical, health systems services, and population health) that has the potential to have a significant impact on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health outcomes. 

At the CHU Sainte-Justine

  • Isabelle Boucoiran, financing of IHDCYH for her project Non primary cytomegalovirus infections in pregnancy.
  • Nicolas Dumont, financing of IMHA for his project Specialized pro-resolving mediators: A novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
  • Sylvie Girard, financing of IHDCYH for her project Integrated view of the preterm birth syndrome.
  • Massimiliano Paganelli, financing of INMD for his project Heterologous stem cell therapy to treat acute liver failure in infants, children and adolescents without the need of immunosuppression.
  • Sze Man Tse, financing of IHDCYH for her project Pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome: determining post-discharge outcomes, the effect of early diagnosis, and identifying inflammatory signatures to better understand disease mechanism.

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The CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center is a leading mother-child research institution affiliated with Université de Montréal. It brings together more than 200 research investigators, including over 90 clinician-scientists, as well as 450 graduate and postgraduate students focused on finding innovative prevention means, faster and less invasive treatments, as well as personalized approaches to medicine. The Center is part of the CHU Sainte-Justine, which is the largest mother-child centre in Canada and second pediatric center in North America. More on research.chusj.org

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