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Wednesday, March 10 2021

Eight projects at CHU Sainte-Justine funded under the CIHR Project Grants: Fall 2020 competition

More than $ 7 million in grants to advance research in mother-child health

As part of the Project Grants: Fall 2020 competition launched by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 17 researchers from the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre, affiliated with the University of Montreal, were awarded more than $7 million in grants.

In addition, three grants as part of a CIHR Priority Announcement were awarded to ten other researchers. This success rate reflects the excellence of the centre's pool of researchers, as well as its strength in clinical, fundamental and translational research.

Nationally, CIHR has approved 354 research grants for a total investment of approximately $274M. In addition, 97 priority announcement grants were funded to a total amount of $9,575,000 and 11 supplemental prizes were awarded for a total of $296,500. The average grant size/duration is approximately $775,325 over 4.41 years.

CIHR encourages research excellence by providing grants to promising projects with the aim of improving the health of Canadians and supporting Canada’s competitiveness in the knowledge economy.

Principal investigator at CHUSJ Co-investigator at CHUSJ Research Project
Andelfinger, Gregor U. s.o. Investigating the Adamts19-dependent mechanisms that regulate valve maturation
Boucoiran, Isabelle; Gantt, Soren Kakkar, Fatima; Soudeyns, Hugo CMV Dynamics and Transmission in Pregnancy: Comparison Between Women Living with and without HIV
Castellanos Ryan, Natalie Séguin, Jean R. Prospective PET Study of High-Risk Youth
Decaluwe, Hélène s.o. Manipulating cytokine pathways to increase T cell stemness during chronic antigen exposure
Dumont, Nicolas; Nuyt, Anne Monique Luu, Thuy Mai Impact of transient neonatal hyperoxia on skeletal muscle development: Relevance for impaired exercise capacity after preterm birth
Le May, Sylvie Parent, Stefan A Pragmatic Randomized Clinical Trial on Immersive Virtual Reality Compared to Non-Immersive Distraction Using a Tablet for Pain and Anxiety Management of Children During Bone Pins and Sutures Removal in Orthopedic Clinics
McGraw, Serge Rossignol, Elsa; Sinnett, Daniel Implication of early embryonic epigenetic dysregulation in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders-associated outcomes
Roumeliotis, Nadia s.o. Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors in adult Intensive Care Units
Institute Priority Announcement Grant Recipients
Operating Grant - Priority Announcement: Genetics (Bridge Funding: Research Priorities)
Pshezhetsky, Alexey V. Di Cristo, Graziella; Lodygensky, Gregory A. Neuroprotective peptides for treatment of neurological lysosomal diseases
Project Grant - Priority Announcement: Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis – Pain
Fortin, Carole Parent, Stefan Randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a postural re-education intervention compared to standard care on scoliosis progression in adolescent
Operating Grant: COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities
Caron, Étienne Decaluwe, Hélène; Lippé, Roger; Quach-Thanh, Caroline; Soudeyns, Hugo Deciphering the immunopeptidomic landscape of COVID-19 disease

We would also like to acknowledge the funding of a project led by the Montreal Clinical Research Institute, in which Dr. Elsa Rossignol is participating.


The CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre is a leading mother-child research institution affiliated with Université de Montréal. It brings together more than 210 research investigators, including over 110 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 Centre is part of CHU Sainte-Justine, which is the largest mother-child center in Canada.

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