Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Fund - Competition Results 2002

 

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Research Update 

May 5, 2003

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In this issue:
 
Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Fund - Competition Results:
  1. HSF/ICRH New Emerging Teams (May 2002 competition)
     
  2. Strategic Training Program Grants (May 2002 competition)
     
  3. Obesity and Healthy Body Weight – New Emerging Teams (May 2002 competition)
     
  4. New Frontiers Program Extension Grants

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is pleased to announce the outcome of four exciting partnership initiatives that have resulted in the support of 16 outstanding research projects. Support of these projects is made possible through the Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Fund – and the contributions of the 10 provincial Foundations and the HSFC.
 
Through the Heart and Stroke Foundation Research Fund, the Foundation partnered with the CIHR – Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health and the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes to launch these funding programs.
 
The projects supported include developmental/capacity building initiatives, training, and larger programs of research; they also cross all four health research pillars in areas such as capacity building for nurse scientists, tissue regeneration and repair, and obesity.
 
The results of the following programs are now available:
  • HSF/ICRH New Emerging Teams (May 2002 competition)
  • Strategic Training Program Grants (May 2002 competition)
  • Obesity and Healthy Body Weight – New Emerging Teams (May 2002 competition)
  • New Frontiers Program Extension Grants

HSF/ICRH New Emerging Teams (May 2002 competition)

The New Emerging Team (NET) is a new and innovative funding program developed for the purpose of building capacity in new and developing areas of research; to build new research teams; and to give researchers a building block for applying for research funding in future years. The NET provides funding for up to five years. Three NET teams were successful in this recent competition. The following projects are supported by the HSF and the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health:

New Emerging Teams

  • Gutkowska, Jolanta (Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal)
    Development of cardiac cell replacement / regeneration therapies based on cardiomyogenic action of oxytocin.
     
  • Smith, Graeme N. (Queen's University)
    Pre-eclampsia: fetal and maternal outcomes and innovative therapies.
     
  • Tamblyn, Robyn (McGill University)
    E-Integration in the management of respiratory and circulatory disease: elucidating the multi-level mechanisms that optimize population outcomes.

Strategic Training Program Grants (May 2002 competition)

The purpose of the Strategic Training Program is to build capacity within Canada's health research community through the training and development of researchers, and to foster the development and ongoing support of the research careers of women and men in health research. The HSF and the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health are supporting six successful applications submitted to the May 2002 competition.

Strategic Training Program

  • Arthur, Heather M. (McMaster University)
    Training program for the development of cardiovascular nursing research capacity in Canada.
     
  • Fliegel, Larry (University of Alberta)
    Membrane proteins and cardiovascular disease.
     
  • MacGillivray, Ross T. (University of British Columbia)
    Training Program in Transfusion Science.
     
  • Paré, Peter D. (University of British Columbia)
    IMPACT: integrated and mentored pulmonary and cardiovascular training.
     
  • Vance, Dennis E. (University of Alberta)
    The SCOLAR (stroke, cardiovascular, obesity, lipid, atherosclerosis research) training program.
     
  • Wang, Rui (University of Saskatchewan)
    Gasotransmitter research and training (GREAT).

Obesity and Healthy Body Weight – New Emerging Teams (May 2002 competition)

Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. In May 2002, the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) launched an initiative entitled “Excellence, Innovation and Advancement in the Study of Obesity and Healthy Body Weight”. Through the HSF Research Fund, the Foundation partnered with INMD to support two NET programs – designed to promote the formation of new and previously nonexistent research teams or the growth of small existing teams of researchers in the area of obesity/healthy body weight.

Obesity and Healthy Body Weight – New Emerging Teams

  • Raine, Kim Denise (University of Alberta)
    An ecological perspective on the promotion of healthy weights.
     
  • Sharma, Arya Mitra (Hamilton General Hospital)
    Obesity and atherothrombosis.

New Frontiers Program Extension Grants

In 2001, the ICRH and HSFC supported 16 New Frontiers Programs to support consensus conferences, workshops and planning meetings to mobilize the research community. The ICRH and HSF offered one-time extension grants to the recipients of New Frontiers Awards to support the continuation of work begun through the initial program. Five extension grants (valued at $15,000) have been awarded to the following groups:

New Frontiers Program Extension Grants

  • Arthur, Heather M. (McMaster University)
    Mapping of national assets related to cardiovascular nursing research capacity.
     
  • Corbett, Dale R. (Memorial University)
    Short course on animal stroke models and functional recovery.
     
  • Greaves, Lorraine J. (British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health)
    Teen girls and smoking: research proposal development.
     
  • King, Malcolm (University of Alberta)
    Aboriginal community consultation: building a tobacco misuse framework.
     
  • Vance, Dennis E. (University of Alberta)
    The SCOLAR (stroke, cardiovascular, obesity, lipid, atherosclerosis research) training program.
     
  • Stewart, Duncan J. (St. Michael's Hospital)
    Regenerative medicine of cardio-respiratory disease.
Congratulations to all the successful applicants!
 
Sincerely,
 
Alison M. Stephen, PhD
Director, Research
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
 
Jennifer Gee
Manager, Research
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

 

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