Grant Application Results - 2012

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.

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* indicates resident research grants 

March 2012 ~ June 2012 ~ September 2012 ~ December 2012

Application Results - Meeting of March, 2012

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. K. Boutis
Hospital for Sick Children
Salter-Harris I Fracture of the Distal Fibula: Clinical Suspicion Versus Reality

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. N. Dehghan*
Dr. R. Jenkinson
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Early Weight bearing and Mobilization versus Non-Weight bearing and Immobilization after ORIF of Unstable Ankle Fractures: a Randomized Controlled Trial

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. P. Deshpande*
Dr. V. Shah
Mount Sinai Hospital
Effect of maternal skin-to-skin contact (SSC) in the delivery room on the skin colonization of preterm infants: A pilot randomized controlled study

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9 months
$12,000
Dr. M. Ghert
Dr. M. Bhandari
McMaster University
Prophylactic Antibiotic Regimens in Tumor Surgery (PARITY): A Pilot Randomized Multi-Center Clinical Trial

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2 years
$50,000
Dr. T.K.Y. Ip*
Dr. S. Mehta
Mount Sinai Hospital
A Phase 1 Study: The Determination of the Maximum Tolerable Dosage of Nebulized Sodium Nitroprusside in Adult Acute Lung Injury

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10 months
$20,000
Dr. K.K. Koo
Dr. M.O. Meade
Western University
One-day Point Prevalence of Acute Rehabilitation in Ontario Intensive Care Units: Rates of, Barriers to and Facilitating Factors for Mobilization

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18 months
$58,000
Dr. J.C. Marshall
St. Michael's Hospital
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Prolonged Neutrophil-Mediated Inflammation in Trauma and Sepsis: The Role of PBEF/Nampt/Visfatin

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2 years
$169,500
Dr. K. Menon
University of Ottawa
Steroid Use In Pediatric Fluid and/or Vasoactive Infusion Dependent Shock (The STRiPES Study)

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2 years
$164,000
Dr. N. Selzner
Dr. G. Levy
University Health Network
The role of the Novel FGL2-FcyRIIB Inhibitory Pathway in Human Viral Hepatitis

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2 years
$168,000
Dr. J. Trier*
Dr. N. Dudek
University of Ottawa
Defining success and satisfaction with functional abilities after upper limb amputation

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1 year
$17,500
Dr. B. Yanagawa*
Dr. S. Verma
St. Michael's Hospital
Elucidating the Role of Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) in Adverse Cardiac Remodeling

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1 year
$20,000
       
TOTAL    
$869,000





APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. L. Braga
McMaster University
ALPHA: Antibiotic prophyLaxis versus Placebo in infants diagnosed with Hydronephrosis Antenatally: a prospective, randomized controlled trial

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2 years
$164,500
Dr. T. Cil
University Health Network
Visual imagery and mental rehearsal in surgery

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1 year
$13,500
Dr. E. Cohen
Hospital for Sick Children
Intrapleural DNase and Tissue Plasminogen Activator in pediatric empyema (DTPA trial)

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2 years
$162,000
Dr. N. Daneman
Dr. R. Fowler
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Optimizing duration of antibiotic therapy for bloodstream infections

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2 years
$167,000
Dr. D.H. Delgado
University Health Network
Association of human leukocyte antigen-G polymorphisms and clinical outcomes post transplantation

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2 years
$111,500
Dr. M.G. Fehlings
University Health Network
Enhancing recovery following cervical spinal cord injury by modulating inflammation with IgG

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2 years
$167,000
Dr. G. Hovhannisyan*
Dr. J. Emili
McMaster University
Syndromic management of gonorrhea and chlamydia in patients with vaginal discharge at the Public Health Sexual Health Clinics in Hamilton, ON

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1 year
$10,500
Dr. K.J. Jerzak*
Dr. K. Zbuk
McMaster University
Serum and urine markers of metabolic dysfunction in colorectal cancer: a pilot study

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6 months
$7,000
Dr. D. Johnson*
Dr. S. Sharma
Queen's University
Systemic absorption of bevacizumab and ranibizumab in humans treated for choroidal neovascularization secondary to age-related macular degeneration

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. S. Lin*
Dr. L.J. Morrison
St. Michael's Hospital
Therapeutic hypothermia: the impact of processes of care on outcomes after cardiac arrest

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. C. McCartney
Dr. S. Choi
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
OPRA (Optimizing Pain and Rehabilitation after knee Arthroplasty)

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2 years
$141,500
Dr. V.A. McCredie
Dr. A.J. Baker
St. Michael's Hospital
Observational study of cerebral tissue oxygen saturation during blood transfusion in severe traumatic brain injured patients

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1 year
$46,000
Dr. N.I. Perlis*
Dr. M. Krahn
University Health Network
Quality of life and utility elicitation in bladder cancer patients

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9 months
$20,000
Dr. N. Singh*
Dr. A.R. Moody
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The ability of routine clinical high resolution 3-Tesla MR imaging of carotid intraplaque hemorrhage to identify vulnerable cardiovascular and cerebrovascular patients

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. T. Wang*
Dr. A. Grin
St. Michael's Hospital
Correlation of HER2 status in biopsy and resection specimens of gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma

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1 year
$20,000
       
TOTAL    
$1,090,500






APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. R.E. Agarushi
Dr. G.P. Moore
University of Ottawa
A randomized controlled trial: suprapubic aspiration versus urinary catheterization in the neonatal intensive care unit

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2 years
$52,000
Dr. A. Alali*
Dr. A.B. Nathens
St. Michael's Hospital
The impact of trachesotomy timing on the outcome of traumatic brain injury

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8 months
$17,000
Dr. M. Bromwich
Dr. K. Baetz
University of Ottawa
Identification and isolation of a yeast ceruminase for management of human earwax

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2 years
$161,000
Dr. E. Duan*
Dr. J. Centofani*
Dr. D. Cook
McMaster University 
ICU Daily Goals Checklist: a mixed methods analysis of effects on communication & patient care

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1 year
$13,000
Dr. L.A. Dubois*
Dr. T.L. Forbes
Western University
APPROPRIATE study: Assessing Patient Preferences for and Ranking of Outcomes Presented in Randomized Trials of Endovascular aortic surgery

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1 year
$9,500
Dr. H. Faghfoury
Dr. I. Tein
Mount Sinai Hospital
Identification of carnitine-responsive cardiomyopathy and myopathy in adult patients with dilated and/or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and limb girdle weakness

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. M. Hassouna
University Health Network
Estimation of bladder volume from sacral nerve root recordings

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2 years
$126,000
Dr. M.M. Lalu*
Dr. L.L. McIntyre
Dr. D.J. Stewart
University of Ottawa
In vivo assessment of a cellular clinical-grade immunotherapeutic for septic shock (CELLS2)

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. J.J. Wang*
Dr. C. McCartney
Dr. S. Choi
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Determining the minimal effective volume (MEAV 95) for interscalene brachial plexus block for surgical anesthesia

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6 months
$19,000
Dr. R.E. Waxman
Centre for Addiction and Mental
Health
Education’s impact on healthy seniors’ attitudes and health care preferences regarding different stages of Alzheimer’s disease

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16 months
$8,500
       
TOTAL     $596,000
 






APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. M. Atri
University Health Network
Utility of shear wave elastography in scoring liver fibrosis and prediction of response to treatment in hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients

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1 year
$26,000
Dr. D.L. Dance*
Dr. B.C. Craven
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Exploring the associations between daily blood pressure fluctuations and cardiovascular risk among patients with motor complete spinal cord injury: a pilot study

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. T. Huynh*
Dr. R. Aviv
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Developing a focused-ultrasound animal model of hemorrhagic stroke

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6 months
$20,000
Dr. D. Mikulis
Dr. R. Green
University Health Network
Time course, clinical correlates and incidence of neurodegeneration in the first year of moderate-severe traumatic brain injury

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2 years
$166,000
Dr. N. Paul
University Health Network
Ultralow dose computed tomography for assessment of pulmonary thromboembolic disease

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2 years
$165,000
Dr. F. Quittnat Pelletier*
Dr. C.E. Lok
Toronto General Hospital
Validation of a practical diagnostic approach to catheter-related blood stream infections in hemodialysis patients with central venous hemodialysis catheters

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1 year
$17,000
Dr. G. Rabbat
Dryden Regional Health Centre
C-section Training
1 week
$3,500
Dr. A. Sener
Western University
The protective role of supplemental hydrogen sulphide in allogeneic renal transplantation following prolonged cold storage

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2 years
$99,500
Dr. N. Srour
Dr. S. Aaron
University of Ottawa
Impact of infection with transmissible strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on lung transplantation outcomes in patients with cystic fibrosis

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1 year
$51,000
Dr. S. Unger
Dr. D.L. O'Connor
Hospital for Sick Children
Impact of feeding type and nutrient fortification on the gut microbiome of very low birth weight infants

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2 years
$167,500
       
TOTAL    
$735,500