Grant Application Results - 2014

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 2014 ~ June 2014 ~ September 2014 ~ December 2014

Funding Results - Meeting of March 5, 2014

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. M. Barua
Dr. D. Cattran
Toronto General Hospital
Defining the genetic epidemiology of sporadic focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis

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2 year
$168,000
Dr. S.E. Card*
Dr. B.C. Dickson
Mount Sinai Hospital
Assessment of sex steroid hormone receptor expression in liposarcoma: a potential therapeutic target

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. C.T. Chan
Dr. C. Lok
University Health Network
The impact of exercise on vascular remodeling, arteriovenous fistula creation and use in patients with chronic kidney disease: a randomized controlled trial

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2 year
$170,000
Dr. K.A. Crawford*
Dr. N. Dudek
University of Ottawa
Assessing clinical supervisors’ assessments - what makes them better?

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22 months
$9,000
Dr. S. Singwi
Headwaters Health Care Centre
Knowledge extraction from a community hospital EHR to improve anesthetic patient care

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6 months
$5,000
Dr. J.G. van Dyk
Dr. P.T. Church
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The predictive validity of the Assessment of the Quality of General Movements for identification of long-term neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants

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1 year
$37,500
Dr. L.M. Ward
University of Ottawa
Bone fragility in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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2 year
$170,000
Dr. C. Yamashita
Dr. R. Veldhuizen
Western University
Antimicrobial peptide fortified surfactant for the treatment of cystic fibrosis

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1 year
$69,500
     
TOTAL    
$649,000





Funding Results - Meeting of June 2014

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. M.G. Fehlings
University Health Network
Preventing neurological decline in cervical spondylotic myelopathy with intravenous IgG

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2 year
$165,500
Dr. L. Lapointe-Shaw
Dr. J. Feld
University Health Network
Diagnosis and management of hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection in Ontario

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2 year
$169,500
Dr. Y. Leong
Dr. H.P. Drutz
Mount Sinai Hospital
A randomized double-blinded trial comparing fesoterodine to desmopressin in the treatment of severe nocturia in women aged 65 and older

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20 months
$125,500
Dr. T. Marras
University Health Network
Risk of pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial disease associated with inhaled corticosteroids in Ontario

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1 year
$50,000
Dr. D.R. Ricciuto
Lakeridge Health
Trends in C. difficile infection frequency, severity and length of stay after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program and C. difficile toolkit at a large, community hospital

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3 months
$5,500
Dr. S. Schuh
Hospital for Sick Children
Inhaled magnesium in refractory pediatric acute asthma (MAGNUM PA Trial)

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2 year
$170,000
Dr. C. Smyth
Dr. P. Poulin
University of Ottawa
Evaluation of an interdisciplinary complex pain management program linked to primary care to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health care utilization among patients with chronic pain and frequent emergency department visits

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2 year
$168,000
     
TOTAL    
$854,000







Funding Results - meeting of September 2014

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. W. Alhazzani
McMaster University
REVISE: Re-evaluating the Inhibition of Stress Erosions: gastrointestinal bleeding prophylaxis in ICU

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2 year
$150,000
Dr. A. Ali
Hospital for Sick Children
Feasibility of specular microscopy in a pediatric population

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2 year
$74,000
Dr. E. Belley-Côté*
Dr. D. Cook
McMaster University
Prognostic value of elevated troponins in critical illness study (PRO-TROPICS): a pilot study

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1 year
$19,500
Dr. C.S.Y. Cheung*
Dr. W. Lam
University Health Network
Progression of geographic atrophy and intravitreal injections of ranibizumab among patients treated for age-related macular degeneration

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2 years
$3,000
Dr. N. Cullen
Dr. A. Colantonio
University Health Network
Hypoxic-ischemic service utilization

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1 year
$71,000
Dr. T.P. Grantcharov
St. Michael's Hospital
Assessing personality traits of surgical trainees to predict non-technical and crisis management skills in the operating room

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1 year
$15,500
Dr. K.S. Jhaveri
University Health Network
Comprehensive evaluation of disease status in primary sclerosing cholangitis by MRCP and MR elastography through hepatic fibrosis estimation with comparison to FibroScan Comprehensive evaluation of disease status in primary sclerosing cholangitis by MRCP and MR elastography through hepatic fibrosis estimation with comparison to FibroScan

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2 year
$117,000
Dr. P.J. Karanicolas
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Tranexamic acid versus placebo to reduce perioperative blood transfusion in patients undergoing major liver resection: a pilot randomized controlled trial

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2 years
$90,500
Dr. J. Khan*
Dr. S. Choi
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Pregabalin and lidocaine in breast surgery to alter neuropathic pain (PLAN): a pilot study

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2 years
$17,000
Dr. R.H. Manocha*
Dr. G.J.W. King
Western University
Rehabilitation of the ligament-deficient elbow: a biomechanical study

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1 year
$19,500
Dr. D. Mertz
McMaster University
Prevention of infections in cardiac surgery (PICS)

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. S. Riazi
University Health Network
Investigation of metabolomics profiling in patients with malignant hyperthermia

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2 years
$64,000
Dr. X. Zhao*
Dr. F. Liu
University Health Network
The role of adipose derived stem cells for reversal of radiation fibrosis

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23 Months
$19,500
     
TOTAL    
$830,500







Funding Results - meeting of December 2014

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. K. Armstrong*
Dr. S. McCabe
University of Toronto
Distal radius fracture care in the province of Ontario: factors impacting management

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1 year
$18,500
Dr. D.A. Dyment
University of Ottawa
Rapid and comprehensive diagnostic sequencing for rare, genetic disease in the critically ill newborn

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2 year
$119,000
Dr. Y. Finkelstein
Dr. S. Schuh
Hospital for Sick Children
Bronchiolitis epidemiology: air pollution and trends of hospitalization (The BREATH Study)

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2 year
$169,000
Dr. L. Jiao*
Dr. J. Pernica
McMaster University
Loop-mediated isothermal amplification: a novel molecular method for simultaneous detection of common pathogens in pediatric empyema

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1 years
$9,000
Dr. V.S. Liang*
Dr. A.M. Easson
Princess Margaret Hospital
Patterns of invasive palliative procedures performed in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

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18 months
$17,500
Dr. J.C. Marshall
St. Michael's Hospital
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neutrophil survival in sepsis and trauma: the role of PBEF/Nampt/Visfatin

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2 year
$169,500
Dr. P. McHardy
Dr. S. Choi
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Comparison of the effects of perineural versus systemic dexamethasone on low dose interscalene brachial plexus block: a randomized trial

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18 months
$86,000
Dr. M. Mouzaki
Hospital for Sick Children
Intestinal microbiota, bile acids and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: is there a link?

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2 years
$146,000
Dr. J. Singh
Dr. L. Munshi
University Health Network
Predictors of apnea and their relationship to time to death following withdrawal of life sustaining therapy for donation after cardiac death candidates

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2 years
$37,000
Dr. P. Szasz*
Dr. T. Grantcharov
St. Michael's Hospital
The development of feasible, reliable and valid in-training milestones as a means to assess technical and non-technical competence in General Surgery trainees

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1 year
$19,000
Dr. E. Pope
Hospital for Sick Children
Nadolol versus propranol for patients with infantile hemangioma: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial

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2 years
$164,500
Dr. M.R. Mitri*
Dr. I. Harle
Queen's University
Perceptions of physicians on the adoption of a palliative care approach in patients with COPD

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1 year
$9,000
Dr. I. Abdulla*
Dr. G. Athwal
Western University
Indomethacin prophylaxis for heterotopic ossification after surgical treatment of elbow trauma: a randomized, prospective, double-blinded study

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2 years
$20,000
     
TOTAL    
$984,000