Grant Application Results - 2013

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 2013 ~ June 2013 ~ September 2013 ~ December 2013

Application Results - Meeting of March, 2013

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. C.L. Atzema
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Follow-up care after a visit to the Emergency Department: assessing the frequency and timeliness in patients with chronic disease exacerbations

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1 year
$68,500
Dr. B. Bielawska*
Dr. L.C. Hookey
Queen's University
Endoscopist factors and risk of perforation in adult colonoscopy: an Ontario population-based study

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. L.R. Brandao
Hospital for Sick Children
Fluid accumulation in pediatric post-thrombotic syndrome

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1 year
$52,500
Dr. D. Cook
McMaster University
Probiotics: prevention of severe pneumonia and endotracheal colonization trial (PROSPECT): a feasibility clinical trial

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2 years
$168,000
Dr. J. Frei*
Dr. L. Giglia
McMaster University
Troponin T levels as a marker for cardiac ischemia associated with in utero cocaine exposure

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18 months
$11,500
Dr. A. Gangji
McMaster University
BIOVISION: Does bio-impedance analysis predict volume overload states and clinically relevant outcomes in septic intensive care unit patients? A prospective observational study

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2 years
$162,500
Dr. E.C. Goligher
Dr. N.D. Ferguson
University Health Network
Diaphragm monitoring techniques for muscle-protective mechanical ventilation: evaluating validity, reliability and feasibility

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2 years
$119,500
Dr. A.F. Huang*
Dr. H. Clarke
University Health Network
Reducing the incidence and severity of post-thoracotomy pain syndrome: a randomized, double blind, study comparing a novel intracostal closure technique to the classical pericostal suture closure technique

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1 year
$16,000
Dr. J. Maguire
Dr. M. Walker
St. Michael's Hospital
Determinants of late preterm birth

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2 years
$77,500
Dr. M.D. McKee
Dr. E.H. Schemitsch
St. Michael's Hospital
Operative versus non-operative treatment of acute unstable chest wall injuries: a multi centered randomized controlled trial

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2 years
$126,000
Dr. L.E. Reid*
Dr. N. Dudek
University of Ottawa
Going places: does the two-minute walk test predict the six-minute walk test in lower extremity amputees?

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1 year
$11,500
Dr. K. Sabri
McMaster University
Pediatric Eye Disease Video Interpretation and Diagnosis (PED-VID) study

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21 months
$109,500
Dr. L.E. Tile
Dr. A.M.W. Cheung
University Health Network
Effect of teriparatide in fracture healing in patients with incomplete atypical femur fractures: a randomized controlled trial (The TAFF Trial)

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. P.D. Violette
Dr. H. Razni
Western University
A randomized controlled trial assessing the efficacy of antimicrobial prophylaxis for extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy on reducing urinary tract infection

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2 years
$102,000
     
TOTAL    
$1,215,000






APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. M.H. Chui*
Dr. B.A. Clarke
University Health Network
Genomic analysis of uterine leiomyosarcomas

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. J.C. Hakim*
Dr. N. Fleming
University of Ottawa
Health advocacy training in postgraduate obstetrics and gynecology: evaluation of a new curriculum through OSCE’s

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1 year
$7,500
Dr. E. Leclair*
Dr. N. Fleming
University of Ottawa
Factors which impact breastfeeding in adolescent pregnancies: a cohort study

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1 year
$8,000
Dr. A.M. Morris
Mount Sinai Hospital
Evaluation of a province wide roll-out of antimicrobial stewardship programs in critical care units: a prospective, stepped-wedge observational study

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1 year
$81,500
Dr. J. Neary
McMaster University
Colchicine for prevention of perioperative atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing thoracic surgery (COP-AF) pilot trial

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1 year
$46,000
Dr. S. Petis*
Dr. E. Vasarhelyi
Western University
A randomized trial comparing the direct lateral, anterior, and posterior approach: Imaging and clinical outcomes in total hip arthroplasty

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2 years
$19,500
Dr. J. Phillips
Dr. J. Drake
Hospital for Sick Children
Mathematical optimization of pediatric cranial vault remodeling and robotic CO2 etching of skull contours

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2 years
$169,000
Dr. K. Schwartz*
Dr. U. Allen
Hospital for Sick Children
Immunogenicity and safety of human papilloma virus vaccine in solid organ transplant recipients

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. S.K.P. Shivananda
McMaster University
Care bundle to improve oxygenation in newborns (CBION)

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2 years
$169,500
Dr. M.C. Sklar
Dr. D.P. Goldstein
Princess Margaret Hospital
Does frailty predict outcomes in elderly patients undergoing major head neck oncologic surgery?

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1 year
$19,000
       
TOTAL    
$560,000






APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. H. Abrams
Dr. C. Bell
University Health Network
The Isolation Project: evaluating the impact of isolation precautions on systems outcomes and cost of care

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2 year
$162,500
Dr. M. Bhandari
Dr. P.J. Devereaux
McMaster University
HIP fracture accelerated surgical treatment and care track (HIP ATTACK) trial

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2 year
$168,500
Dr. J. Catapano*
Dr. G.H. Borschel
Hospital for Sick Children
Enhancement of nerve regeneration with aminopropyl carbazoles following nerve injury

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23 months
$20,000
Dr. N. Ferguson
Dr. E. Fan
University Health Network
Strategies for optimal lung ventilation in ECMO for ARDS: The SOLVE ARDS Study

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2 years
$57,500
Dr. N. Goldenberg*
Dr. J. Laffey
St. Michael's Hospital
The role of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator and transient receptor potential channels in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction

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1 years
$19,000
Dr. J.J. Graham
Dr. J. Weinstein
St. Michael's Hospital
Renal denervation for resistant hypertension: renal mechanisms, efficacy and safety

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2 years
$164,000
Dr. J. Harrold
Dr. R. Zemek
University of Ottawa
Epidemiology, risk factors, and characterization of neonatal visits to Ontario emergency departments

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1 years
$41,000
Dr. S.A. Jamal
Dr. C. Lok
Women's College Hospital
Exercise in CKD: a pilot study

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1 years
$56,000
Dr. J.K. Jaswal*
Dr. D.A. Palma
Western University
Evaluating a novel multidisciplinary approach to teaching in Radiation Oncology

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8 months
$10,500
Dr. S.R. Johnson
University Health Network
Improving the validity of treatment effect estimates from observational data of uncommon diseases. The scleroderma lung transplant survival model

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2 years
$169,500
Dr. C. Lee
Dr. P. Moayyedi
McMaster University
A prospective randomized double-blind trial of fresh versus frozen-and-thawed human biotherapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

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2 years
$169,500
Dr. D.M. Liu*
Dr. V. Belostotsky
McMaster University
Fibroblast growth factor-23 (FGF-23) and renal function in children with chronic kidney disease

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2 years
$500
Dr. K. McIntosh
Dr. W. Paterson
Queen's University
Is non-cardiac chest pain caused by sustained longitudinal smooth muscle contraction?

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1 years
$11,000
Dr. J. Warman Chardon*
Dr. K. Boycott
University of Ottawa
Evaluating exome sequencing for the diagnosis of limb girdle muscular dystrophy

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7 months
$18,000
Dr. E. Watts*
Dr. E.H. Schemitsch
St. Michael's Hospital
Endothelial progenitor cells for the biological augmentation of rotator cuff repair

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1 year
$20,000
       
TOTAL    
$1,087,500
 






APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. M. Carter
Hospital for Sick Children
Investigating the "Two-Hit Hypothesis" for neurodevelopmental disorders associated with recurrent copy number variants 22q11.2 microduplication and 15q11.2 microdeletion

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2 years
$102,500
Dr. M.M. Chiavaras
McMaster University
Impact of platelet rich plasma over alternative therapies in patients with lateral epicondylitis (IMPROVE): a multicenter, randomized trial comparing autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) versus autologous whole blood versus dry needle tendon fenestration on pain and quality of life in patients with lateral epicondylitis

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2 years
$167,500
Dr. N. Dudek
University of Ottawa
Feedback to supervisors: is anonymity really so important?

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1 year
$16,000
Dr. N. Duggal
Dr. M. Goodale
Western University
Neural plasticity associated with the loss and recovery of vision in patients with pituitary tumours before and after medical or surgical intervention

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2 years
$139,500
Dr. E. Fan
Mount Sinai Hospital
The importance of spontaneous breathing efforts in mechanically ventilated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. Z. Friedman
Mount Sinai Hospital
Challenging authority during a life threatening crisis: the effect of a teaching intervention adapting aviation safety to medicine: using "Cockpit/Crisis Resource Management" for challenging critical errors by a superior

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2 years
$72,000
Dr. S. Husain
University Health Network
Comparison of galactomanan in exhaled breath condensate and bronchoalveolar lavage for pulmonary invasive aspergillosis in immunocompromised individuals

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2 years
$103,000
Dr. J. Laffey
St. Michael's Hospital
Determination of the therapeutic potential of human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells for sepsis induced ALI/ARDS

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2 years
$165,000
Dr. D.N. Levin*
Dr. A. Hong
St. Micheal's Hospital
A randomized controlled trial of Cesamet (nabilone) for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting in elective outpatient surgery

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2 years
$19,500
Dr. M.H. Livingston*
Dr. S. Jones
Western University
Novel assessment of ingrown toenails treated by excision of the skinfold rather than toenail (NAILTEST): a prospective cohort study of the Vandenbos procedure in children and adolescents

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18 months
$20,000
Dr. D. Orlich*
Dr. J. Sherbino
McMaster University
Does a just-in-time mobile simulation module improve success and time to completion in surgical cricothyroidotomy?

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18 months
$2,500
Dr. A. Tucker*
Dr. R. Bicknell
Queen's University
Treatment of adhesive capsulitis: a randomized placebo-controlled trial comparing arthrographic joint distention with steroid and local anesthetic versus arthrographic joint distention with local anesthetic alone

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2 years
$19,500
Dr. M.E. Wilcox
Dr. G. Rubenfeld
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
COGWELL: COGnitive outcomes and WELLness in survivors of critical illness

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2 years
$139,000
Dr. R. Wu*
Dr. R.P. Boushey
University of Ottawa
The evaluation of a rectal cancer decision aid and the factors influencing its implementation in clinical practice

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1 year
$20,000
       
TOTAL    
$1,156,000