Grant Application Results - 2016

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 2016 ~ June 2016 ~ September 2016 ~ December 2016

Funding Results - Meeting of March 2016

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. L.E. Chaparro*
Dr. A. Perlas
University Health Network
Accuracy of gastric ultrasound to diagnose a “full stomach”. A Bayesian framework

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1 year
$19,500
Dr. K.N. Cowan
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Elastase and matrix metalloproteinases in pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: potential therapeutic targets?

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2 years
$138,000
Dr. J. Johnstone
Dr. D. Cook
McMaster University
PROSPECT: probiotics: prevention of severe pneumonia and endotracheal colonization trial

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3 years
$250,000
Dr. R. Murthy*
Dr. A.E. McCarthy
The Ottawa Hospital
Screening for Strongyloides stercoralis in high-risk patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy in association with bone-marrow transplant, solid-organ transplant or rheumatological disorders

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15 months
$13,000
Dr. S.L. Orr*
Dr. R. Zemek
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Oral dexamethasone for the treatment of acute migraine recurrence in pediatric patients presenting to the Emergency Department with migraine: a pilot randomized controlled trial

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6 months
$18,500
Dr. C.D. Witiw*
Dr. M.G. Fehlings
University Health Network
Impact of surgical approach for cervical spondylotic myelopathy on outcome and resource utilization: a cost-utility comparison based on the combined data from the AOSpine North America and International prospective studies

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1 year
$14,000
     
TOTAL    
$453,000





Funding Results - Meeting of June 2016

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. L.D.C.R. Barra*
Dr. K. Boutis
Hospital for Sick Children
Home management versus primary care physician follow up of children with distal radius buckle fractures: a randomized control trial

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2 year
$20,000
Dr. R. Behman*
Dr. P. Karanicolas
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The management of small bowel obstruction: a population-based analysis on practices and outcomes

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2 year
$20,000
Dr. I. Chen
The Ottawa Hospital
Canadian hysterectomy alternatives study

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2 year
$156,500
Dr. S.A. Crawford*
Dr. T.L. Forbes
University Health Network
Determinations of geometric factors that cause rotation of fenestrated aortic stent grafts during deployment

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2 year
$19,500
Dr. N.C.J. Filewod*
Dr. W. Lee
St. Michael's Hospital
Discovery of new drugs to treat influenza: high-throughput screening in zebrafish and confirmatory testing in a murine model of infection

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7 months
$20,000
Dr. J. Fish
Hospital for Sick Children
A randomized controlled trial investigating the use of ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser therapy to improve pediatric burn scars

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2 year
$169,500
Dr. T.L. Forbes
University Health Network
Determination of geometric factors that cause rotation of fenestrated aortic stent grafts during deployment

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2 year
$159,000
Dr. B.Y. Kwan*
Dr. J.G. Burneo
London Health Sciences Centre
Imaging of non-lesional epilepsy using hybrid PET/MRI: A prospective feasibility study

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1 year
$19,500
Dr. A. Mazine*
Dr. B. Yanagawa
St. Michael's Hospital
The role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in the pathogenesis of rheumatic valve disease

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. C.E. Moulton
Dr. E. Paradis
University Health Network
The Tools and the Trade: an ethnographic study of checklist policy and performance, and implications for patient safety

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2 year
$169,500
Dr. M. Seed
Dr. J. Keunen
Hospital for Sick Children
Preliminary investigation of the utility of MRI for measuring the hematocrit in fetal anemia

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2 year
$115,000
Dr. A. Seth*
Dr. W. Gofton
The Ottawa Hospital
Learning new skills in practice: how surgeons make a risk assessment and know when and how to implement new procedures

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14 months
$20,000
Dr. S. Shen*
Dr. A. Lofters
St. Michael's Hospital
Non-adherence to colorectal cancer screening among immigrants to Ontario: a population-based study

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2 year
$7,500
Dr. A. Stewart*
Dr. J. Werier
University of Ottawa
Smoking cessation intervention within the fracture clinic

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. Z. Touma
University Health Network
Improving the assessment of cognitive function in systemic lupus erythematosus: screening and measurement of change in cognitive impairment over time and determination of its implications on patients’ quality of life and productivity

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2 year
$140,000
Dr. R. Upshur
Sinai Health System
Validating the frailty and vulnerability evaluation (FAVE) score

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18 months
$98,500
Dr. R.J. Woolnough
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology
1 year
$17,500
Dr. P.D. Wong
Hospital for Sick Children
The association between total breastfeeding duration and household food insecurity

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18 months
$20,500
     
TOTAL    
$1,212,500





Funding Results - Meeting of September 2016

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. M.J. Cecchini*
Dr. D.K. Driman
London Health Sciences Centre
Loss of CDX2 as a clinically actionable biomarker in stage II and III colon cancer

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2 years
$19,500
Dr. N. Daneman
Dr. B. Coburn
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
BALANCE of the microbiome

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2 years
$165,500
Dr. N. Dudek
University of Ottawa
Can we assess trainees, provide written feedback, and improve uptake? A grounded theory study of assessment anchors in postgraduate medical education

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. A.B. Fecso*
Dr. T.P. Grantcharov
St. Michael's Hospital
Predictors of short-term patient outcomes in laparoscopic gastrectomies for gastric cancer

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1 year
$18,500
Dr. K. Gauthier*
Dr. M. Rodger
University of Ottawa
Preventing maternal mortality: VTE prophylaxis with LMWH in the postpartum period, a before and after study

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1 year
$20,000
Dr. B. Girardi*
Dr. L. Murnaghan
Hospital for Sick Children
A qualitative assessment of the role of 'bootcamps' in surgical residency

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6 months
$9,000
Dr. J.C. Lauscher*
Dr. P. Karanicolas
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Prediction of postoperative liver function with preoperative primovist (gadoxetate disodium)-enhanced MRI (PROLIVE)

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6 months
$16,000
Dr. A.A. Mosher*
Dr. N. Leyland
McMaster University
Investigating the role of melatonin and prostaglandins in endometriosis

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2 years
$20,000
Dr. C.M. Ryan
University Health Network
(Toronto General Hospital)
Sleep pediatric transition clinic cohort study - bridging the gap between pediatric and adult sleep medicine

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2 years
$150,500
Dr. M. Sey
London Health Sciences Centre
A double blind randomized clinical trial of high volume simethicone to improve visualization during capsule endoscopy

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30 months
$40,500
Dr. T. Tang
Dr. R. Reid
Trillium Health Partners
Mixed methods evaluation of an interprofessional communication platform’s impact on patient safety, team communication processes, team functioning, allied health utilization, and length of stay

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9 months
$61,500
Dr. A. Thoma
McMaster University
A multi-center, randomized controlled trial comparing the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of collagenase injection (Xiaflex) and palmar fasciectomy in the management of Dupuytren’s disease - Evaluation of Xiaflex: trial of effectiveness in Dupuytren's (EXTEND)

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2 years
$106,000

Mental Health Research

Dr. G. Northoff
University of Ottawa
Does brain imaging improve therapy in psychiatric disorders? An imaging-based and individualized approach to stimulation treatment

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. R.J. Van Lieshout
McMaster University
Impact of public health nurse delivered group CBT for postpartum depression on maternal relapse, recurrence, attachment, parenting, and offspring emotion regulation: a randomized controlled trial

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2 years
$168,000
     
TOTAL    
$1,005,000





Funding Results - Meeting of December 2016

APPLICANT
PROJECT
DUR.
AMOUNT
Dr. R. Aviv
Dr. S. Morrow
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Longitudinal, multicenter study of cortical perfusion as biomarkers of cortical disease severity and cognitive impairment in multiple sclerosis

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1 year
$84,000
Dr. H.M. Cheung*
Dr. L. Milot
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Preoperative gadolinium-enhanced MRI as a predictor of long-term survival in surgical patients with colorectal liver metastases

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2 years
$20,000
Dr. C.M. Cormier
Quarry Medical
International Interprofessional Wound Care Course
1 year
$7,000
Dr. J.C. Dionne*
Dr. D.J. Cook
McMaster University
Diarrhea, interventions, consequences and epidemiology in the intensive care unit (DICE-ICU)

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1 year
$19,500
Dr. R. Grant*
Dr. S. Gallinger
University Health Network
Germline genetic variants influencing survival from pancreatic cancer: results from an exome-wide association study and independent replication

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1 year
$18,500
Dr. S. Lalani*
Dr. I. Chen
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
PrOSE Study: pregnancy outcomes in surgically-diagnosed endometriosis study

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1 year
$19,500
Dr. C.H. Lee
McMaster University
Prospective, open-label trial to evaluate efficacy of lyophilized fecal microbiota transplantation for treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection

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2 years
$170,000
Dr. R.M. Shapiro*
Dr. A. Lazo-Langner
London Health Sciences Centre
Methylation study of myelodysplastic syndrome patients treated with azacitidine

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5 months
$18,500
Dr. J.L.Y. Tsang
Niagara Health System
Impact of a multifaceted and multidisciplinary approach on pain, agitation and delirium management in a community intensive care unit

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2 year
$14,500
     
TOTAL    
$371,500