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Sunnybrook researchers awarded more than $4M in CIHR Spring 2021 Project Grants competition

August 10, 2021

Sunnybrook researchers have been awarded more than $4M in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring 2021 Project Grants competition.

The Project Grant program supports “ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes.” In total, CIHR received 1,098 grant applications for the spring competition, of which 422 were funded for an investment of approximately $325M. Fifteen per cent of SRI applications (8 projects) were funded in the competition.

Congratulations to the successful Sunnybrook-led projects:

Project: MRI for Arrhythmia Management in Ischemic Heart Disease
Principal Investigator: Dr. Graham Wright
Sunnybrook co-investigators: Dr. Idan Roifman, Dr. Sheldon Singh
Funding: $925,650 over five years

Project: Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy to Improve Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Pancreatoduodenectomy: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (PERQ-UP Pilot)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul Karanicolas
Funding: $352,570 over two years

Project: Localization of epileptic spike generators using combined EEG and MRI
Principal Investigator: Dr. Fa-Hsuan Lin
Funding: $863,530 over five years

Project: AcT-Cog: Online cognitive assessment in the Alteplase compared to Tenecteplase (AcT) trial
Principal Investigators: Dr. Richard Swartz and Dr. Bijoy Menon (University of Calgary)
Sunnybrook co-investigator: Dr. Jennifer Rabin
Funding: $344,250 over three years

Project: Co-Creating a Rehabilitation Strategy to Support the Psychosocial Recovery of Individuals with Long COVID
Principal Investigators: Dr. Marina Wasilewski and Dr. Robert Simpson
Sunnybrook co-investigators: Dr. Christine Sheppard, Dr. Nick Daneman, Dr. Larry Robinson, Dr. Adrienne Chan, Dr. Sander Hitzig, Dr. Rosalie Steinberg, Dr. Melody Nguyen
Funding: $221,850 over two years

Project: Anticoagulation Therapy Timing in Atrial Fibrillation after Chronic Subdural Hematoma External Drainage (the ATTACHED RCT)
Principal Investigators: Dr. Farhad Pirouzmand, Dr. Damon Scales and Dr. Dariush Dowlatshahi (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute)
Sunnybrook co-investigators: Dr. David Gladstone, Dr. Ruxandra Pinto, Dr. William Geerts, Dr. Pejman Maralani
Funding: $520,788 over 3.5 years

Project: Rescue of entorhinal-hippocampal neuronal network dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease
Principal Investigators: Dr. Maged Goubran, Dr. JoAnne McLaurin and Dr. Bojana Stefanovic
SRI co-investigator: Dr. Sandra Black
Funding: $905,150 over five years

Project: The Canadian Respiratory Research Network Long COVID-19 Study
Principal Investigators: Dr. Andrea GershonDr. Michael Stickland (University of Alberta), Dr. Janice Leung (University of British Columbia), Dr. Miranda Kirby (St. Michael’s Hospital), Dr. Samir Gupta (St. Michael's Hospital), Dr. Teresa To (The Hospital for Sick Children), Dr. Kim Lavoie (Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal), Dr. Donald Sin (University of British Columbia)
Sunnybrook co-investigators: Dr. Adrienne Chan
Funding: $100,000

Learn more about the projects »