Grant Application Results - 2011

The results posted below are to be considered preliminary until the applicant has received an official letter of notification, which will be mailed out within two weeks of the date of a meeting. Please note that only the successful applicants are listed.

The Foundation requests that applicants not telephone with any enquiries before receiving their decision letter.

* indicates resident research grants 

March 2011 ~ June 2011 ~ September 2011 ~ December 2011

Application Results - Meeting of March, 2011
APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. G. Allo*
Dr. B.A. Clarke
University Health Network
Defining the role of HPV in vulvar squamous cell carcinoma in Ontario
1 year
$20,000
Dr. D.M. Andrade
University Health Network
Genetic causes of temporal lobe epilepsy
2 years
$168,500
Dr. A.L. Bahm*
Dr. S.B. Freedman 
Dr. A. Guttmann
The Hospital for Sick Children
A Population-Based Cohort to Determine the Effect of Emergency Department Pediatric Gastroenteritis Strategies on Admission and Return Visits Rates
1 year
$20,000
Dr. C.S. Bailey
The University of Western Ontario
Surgery versus standardized non-operative care for the treatment of lumbar disc herniations: A Canadian Trial
2 years
$90,000
Dr. T.A. Baldisera
Sudbury, ON
Musculoskeletal Medicine
10 days
$6,200
Dr. D.D. Fraser                      
Dr. G. Cepinskas
The University of Western Ontario
Sepsis-Associated Encephalopathy
2 years
$166,000
Dr. E.B. Goldbloom
Dr. A. Ahmet
University of Ottawa
National Surveillance for Adrenal Suppression in the Canadian Pediatric Population
2 years
$27,500
Dr. D.G. Hackam
Dr. M.K. Kapral
The University of Western Ontario
Statins and Intracerebral Hemorrhage
18 months
$83,000
Dr. D. Hesse*
Dr. J. Rudan
Queen's University
Using computer assisted surgical techniques to enhance the accuracy of the distal tibial cut in total ankle arthroplasties
1 year
$13,500
Dr. T. Hsu*
Dr. N. Leighl
Princess Margaret Hospital
Predictors of Chemotherapy Toxicity in Elderly Cancer Patients - Two Objective Markers of Patient Physical Health
6 months
$4,000
Dr. J.C.P. Kingdom
Dr. S. Keating
Mount Sinai Hospital
Placental Response to Heparin: Implications for the Prevention of Pre-Eclampsia
2 years
$163,000
Dr. R.S. Mclachlan
Dr. M.O. Poulter
The University of Western Ontario
Why do sodium channel modifier drugs fail in patients with drug resistant epilepsy?
2 years
$140,000
Dr. B.J. Minnema*
Dr. A. Morris
Mount Sinai Hospital
Effects of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs on antimicrobial prescribing in Intensive Care Units: A prospective, stepped-wedge observational study
1 year
$20,000
Dr. C. Moulton
University Health Network
Pressures on surgeons to ‘measure-up’ with their effects on surgical judgement 
2 years
$98,500
Dr. R.S. Parekh
The Hospital for Sick Children
Genetic screening of children with nephrotic syndrome
2 years
$170,000
Dr. D.R. Ricciuto*
Dr. A.E. Simor
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Analysis of Investigations, Treatments and Outcomes Associated with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in the Greater Toronto Area
3.5 months
$19,500
Dr. C.M. Schlachta
The University of Western Ontario
Evaluation of a Hands-Free Pointer for Surgical Instruction in Minimally Invasive Surgery
2 years
$140,500
Dr. A.J. Steiman*
Dr. D.D. Gladman
University Health Network
Interferon-alpha signature in serologically active, clinically quiescent (SACQ) systemic lupus  erythematosus (SLE)
3 months
$19,500
Dr. B. Welk
Dr. S. Herschorn
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The ability of routine renal imaging to prevent the morbidity and mortality of urinary stone disease in spinal cord injury patients
1 year
$14,000
Dr. T.L. Zakrison
St. Michael's Hospital
Improving Communication and Patient Safety in Trauma Patients Admitted to the Intensive Care Unit - A Pilot Feasibility Study
1 year
$12,000
Dr. B. Zevin*
Dr. T. Grantcharov
Mount Sinai Hospital
Design and Validation of a Surgical Skills Assessment Tool for Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass  
1 year
$14,500
     
TOTAL
   
$1,410,200





APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. V. Chaudhary
McMaster University
Evaluation of wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) genetic profile interactions with Ranibizumab treatment outcomes
1 year
$75,000
Dr. M. Coffey
The Hospital for Sick Children
Improving Resident Handoff in Teaching Hospitals: Understanding Implementation and Effectiveness of a Handoff Bundle
2 years
$154,000
Dr. J. Dy
Dr. S. Wei
University of Ottawa
High Dose Versus Low Dose Oxytocin for Labour Augmentation, A Pilot Study
2 years
$154,000
Dr. S.A. Jamal
Women's College Hospital
Nitrates and Bone Turnover: trial to select the best nitrate preparation
2 years
$167,000
Dr. D.M. Levy
The Hospital for Sick Children
Childhood-onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Determining Long-term Outcomes
2 years
$158,500
Dr. A. MacKenzie
University of Ottawa
Preclinical Assessment of Clinic Ready Agents for the Treatment of Neuromuscular Diseases
2 years
$142,000
Dr. K. Sy*
Dr. B. Clarke
University Health Network
Study of diagnostic accuracy of traditional and molecular modalities in the diagnosis of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD)
1 year
$20,000
     
TOTAL
   
$871,000





APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. E. Bariciak
University of Ottawa
Renin and Aldosterone Levels in the Preterm Neonate At Risk for Hypertension (Renal HIT Study)
2 years
$51,000
Dr. S.J. Desai*
Dr. G.J.W. King
University of Western Ontario
Hemi-Arthroplasty of the Elbow: The Effect of Implant Sizing on Joint Kinematics and Contact Mechanics
1 year
$19,500
Dr. I.M. Galvin
Dr. N.D. Ferguson
University Health Network
Acute Lung Injury in the ICU: Scope of the Problem and Focus on Prevention
6 months
$39,500
Dr. S. Ganapathy
Dr. J. Brookes
University of Western Ontario
Comparison of visibility of echogenic and standard non-echogenic block needles and catheters during ultrasound guided sciatic blocks. A randomized double-blind, prospective study.
1 year
$16,500
Dr. A. Garg
University of Western Ontario
Comparing PubMed and Google Scholar on evidence retrieval
1 year
$58,500
Dr. R.N. Gidwani
Cytology and Surgical Pathology
1 week
$2,275
Dr. C.F.J. Lowe*
Dr. M.P. Muller
St. Michael's Hospital
Active Surveillance of Extended Spectrum ß-lactamases (ESBL) in the Greater Toronto Area: Effects on Nosocomial ESBL Infection Rates
1 year
$16,500
Dr. M. Morin
Dr. A. Dubrowski
Hospital for Sick Children
Development of a novel strategy to teach the pediatric MSK examination: adolescents patient partners with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Phase 1: Exploring the teens’ perceptions and motivation to participate
1 year
$16,000
Dr. T. Sheidow
Dr. P.L. Hooper
University of Western Ontario
Evaluation of Tele-Ophthalmology in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Telemedicine solution to improve patient access and quality of vision outcomes
2 years
$53,000
Dr. S. Sikdar
Dr. D. LeBrun
Queen's University
Towards tailored treatment of follicular lymphoma based on perturbation of the INK4a tumour suppressor gene
1 year
$14,000
Dr. M. Sinyor
Dr. A. Schaffer
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Understanding Suicides in Toronto: A Comparison of Suicide Victims With and Without a History of Suicide Attempts
7 months
$20,000
Dr. S. Woolhouse
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
At-risk and living with hepatitis C, addiction, and mental illness: Stories from a novel model program in Toronto
1 year
$5,000
       
TOTAL
   
$312,275
 





Application Results - Meeting of December, 2011

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. S.M. Bates
McMaster University
Evaluating Values and Preferences of Women for Thromboprophylaxis during Pregnancy

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2 years
$63,500
Dr. C. Chan*
Dr. E. Greenblatt
Mount Sinai Hospital
Non-invasive genomic analysis of human endometrial receptivity

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. P.T. Church
Dr. V. Shah
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Academic Challenges for the Preterm Infant: Educators' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Identified Barriers To Providing Aid to this Population

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1 year
$61,000
Dr. A. Grewal*
Dr. J. Lee
St. Michael's Hospital
The Effect of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery on Nasal Nitric Oxide Levels in Patients with Chronic Sinusitis

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1 year
$10,500
Dr. S. Hota
University Health Network
A Randomized Controlled Trial of Oral Vancomycin Followed by Fecal Transplantation versus Tapering Oral Vancomycin Treatment for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. M. LeBel
Dr. S. Cristancho
University of Western Ontario
Observational learning strategies in simulation-based arthroscopic surgical training

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1 year
$48,000
Dr. C.M.J. McCabe*
Dr. C.S. Bailey
University of Western Ontario
The importance of soft tissue restraints following type II odontoid fractures in the elderly - a biomechanical study

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. S.A. Morrow
University of Western Ontario
Recovery of demyelinating optic neuritis after treatment with equivalent high doses of oral vs. intravenous corticosteroids: a randomized single blinded clinical trial

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2 years
$68,500
Dr. Y. Pei
Dr. A. Paterson
University Health Network
Identifying Disease Genes for Immunoglobulin A (IgA) Nephropathy

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2 years
$169,000
Dr. S. Riazi
University Health Network
Calsequestrin-1, a candidate gene for the diagnosis of malignant hyperthermia. Study of molecular genetics of Malignant Hyperthermia

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40 weeks
$22,000
Dr. P. Rumney
Holland Bloorview Kids 
Rehabilitation Hospital
Exploring The King’s Outcome Scale for Childhood Head Injury in Children Attending A Rehabilitation Hospital

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. R. Sapir-Pichhadze
Dr. S.J. Kim
University Health Network
HLAMatchmaker Eplet Mismatches and Transplant Glomerulopathy

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2 years
$110,000
     
A resubmitted application by Dr. Abhijit Guha was positively reviewed by the Grants Committee. Unfortunately Dr. Guha passed away in November. His application was posthumously approved without funding.
     
TOTAL
   
$932,500