Grant Application Results - 2015

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 2015 ~ June 2015 ~ September 2015 ~ December 2015

Funding Results - Meeting of December 2015

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. D. Bardana
Dr. S. Waldman
Queen's University
Development of human engineered cartilage suitable for joint resurfacing

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2 year
$169,000
Dr. J.G. Boyd
Queen's University
The CONFOCAL Study: cerebral oxygenation and neurological outcomes following critical illness

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3 years
$231,000
Dr. S. Dhanani
Dr. A. Seely
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Continuous waveform analysis to improve prediction of time to death after withdrawal of life sustaining therapy in critically ill patients

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2 years
$168,000
Dr. R.P. Jankov
Hospital for Sick Children
Preclinical assessment of nitrite as therapy for chronic neonatal lung injury and pulmonary hypertension

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2 years
$169,500
Dr. R.A. Joundi*
Dr. M. Kapral
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Impact of dysphagia in patients with acute stroke: a large population-based study using the Ontario Stroke Registry

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18 months
$20,000
Dr. S. Mahant
Dr. B. Johnston
Hospital for Sick Children
Probiotics for the prevention of antibiotic-induced diarrhea in hospitalized children (PAID)

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2 years
$165,000
Dr. J.D. Marhong*
Dr. S. Mehta
Mount Sinai Hospital
Sedation & mobilization during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) for acute respiratory failure: an international survey

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6 months
$19,500
Dr. S. Mason*
Dr. A. Nathens
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The association between burn injury and mental health: a population-based analysis

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1 year
$19,500
Dr. B. Safa
Dr. S. Choi
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Comparison of the analgesic duration of 0.5% Bupivacaine with 1:200,000 epinephrine versus 0.5% Ropivicaine versus 1% Ropivicaine for low volume ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block

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18 months
$47,000
Dr. D.Y. Tam*
Dr. S.E. Fremes
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
A novel risk stratification score for readmission after discharge from cardiac surgery

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21 months
$20,000
Dr. J. Woulfe
University of Ottawa
Skin biopsy in Parkinson's disease: novel approach to detect pathological alpha-synuclein

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1 year
$67,500
Dr. C. Yarnell*
Dr. R. Fowler
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Level of training and end-of-life predictions: a prospective study of resident and attending physicians prognosis agreement and accuracy

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15 months
$19,000
     
TOTAL    
$1,115,000





Funding Results - Meeting of September 2015

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. A.J. Anton*
Dr. N. Dudek
University of Ottawa
Beyond walking: using the comprehensive high-level activity mobility predictor (CHAMP) in lower extremity amputees

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1 year
$10,500
Dr. M.D. Bould
The Ottawa Hospital
Consolidating tools for outcomes in resuscitation (CONTOUR)

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3 year
$248,500
Dr. D. El Rouby*
Dr. D. Piquette
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Physicians’ lived experience of end of life discussions during acute hospitalizations: a phenomenological study

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9 months
$4,500
Dr. J. Elliott*
Dr. E. Greenblatt
Mount Sinai Hospital
Non-invasive genomic analysis of human endometrial receptivity in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

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14 months
$19,500
Dr. I. Gilron
Queen's University
Innovations in the management of musculoskeletal pain with alpha-lipoic acid: The IMPALA Trial

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2 years
$169,500
Dr. D. Grynspan
Dr. S. Bainbridge
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
A novel histopathology diagnostic antibody panel capable of identifying distinct subclasses of placental disease in preeclampsia

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2 years
$166,500
Dr. F.G. Kouyoumdjian
Dr. S.W. Hwang
St. Michael's Hospital
Elucidating the health care utilization of people who experience detention or incarceration in provincial facilities in Ontario: a population-based study

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2 years
$77,000
Dr. S.L. Liu
Western University
CLEAR SIGHT: A randomized trial of non-mydriatic ultra-widefield retinal imaging to screen for diabetic eye disease

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3 years
$159,000
Dr. R.A. Todd*
Dr. M. Cusimano
St. Michael's Hospital
A Dark Room: documentary film based education on the psychiatric effects of hockey concussion

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14 months
$20,000
     
TOTAL    
$875,000





Funding Results - Meeting of June 2015

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. A.J. Baker
Dr. C. Librach
St. Michael's Hospital
Human umbilical cord perivascular cell (HUCPVC) therapy for traumatic brain injury: targeting the neurovascular unit

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2 year
$160,500
Dr. J.D. Bell*
Dr. A.J. Baker
St. Michael's Hospital
A pilot study of sub-anesthetic ketamine infusion for neuroprotection after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: effects on white matter integrity, inflammatory biomarkers, and neurocognitive outcome

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2 year
$18,000
Dr. E. Boot
Dr. A.S. Bassett
University Health Network
Moving beyond Parkinson’s disease in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: a study on movement disorders in adults

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14 months
$69,000
Dr. C.M. Nowik
Dr. G.N. Smith
Queen's University
Maternal cardiovascular health: understanding perceptions of risk and improving post-partum follow-up

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22 months
$14,000
Dr. P. Rochon
Women's College Hospital
Optimizing prescribing of cholinesterase inhibitors for older women and men with dementia

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2 years
$169,000
     
TOTAL    
$430,500





Funding Results - Meeting of March 2015

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. H. Chaudhry*
Dr. B. Ristevski
McMaster University
Distractions on the road: injury evaluation in surgery and fracture clinics (DRIVSAFE)

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. M.A. Hussain*
Dr. M. Al-Omran
St. Michael's Hospital
Trends and outcomes of carotid artery revascularization in Ontario

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. P. Kannu
Hospital for Sick Children
cMET signaling in OFD and fracture repair

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2 year
$170,000
Dr. K. Lam*
Dr. P. Peng
University Health Network
Applied anatomy of hip and knee innervation relevant to ultrasound guided pain intervention

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1 year
$18,500
Dr. P.W. Luke
Dr. R. Bhattacharjee
Western University
Immunological impact of carbon monoxide releasing molecule in renal transplantation

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2 years
$169,000
Dr. C. Marras
Dr. A. Lang
University Health Network
Risk of parkinsonism after appendectomy

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1 year
$31,500
Dr. V.A. McPherson*
Dr. J. Izawa
Western University
A window of opportunity study to evaluate the role of the combination of metformin and simvastatin as a neoadjuvant therapy in invasive bladder cancer

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18 months
$20,000
Dr. B.A. Petrisor
Dr. S. Sprague
McMaster University
Prospective Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Surgical Evaluation (PRAISE-2): an Ontario-based multi-centre prospective cohort study

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2 year
$156,500
Dr. O.D. Rotstein
Dr. S. Rizoli
St. Michael's Hospital
Effect of remote ischemic conditioning on neutrophil function and the immune-inflammatory and coagulation profiles in trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock

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2 year
$168,500
Dr. C.J.D. Wallis*
Dr. R.K. Nam
University of Toronto
A population-based cohort study assessing cardiovascular and oncologic events associated with testosterone replacement therapy

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6 months
$17,500
Dr. K. Wong
Dr. K. Saidi
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
An analysis of the functional benefit, narcotic use and time to discharge readiness following the implementation of a comprehensive pain management protocol for primary total knee arthroplasty

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2 year
$59,000
Dr. D. Yuen
Dr. A. Kirpalani
St. Michael's Hospital
Novel noninvasive assessment of kidney transplant fibrosis with magnetic resonance elastography

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3 year
$249,000
     
TOTAL    
$1.099,500