Federal Funding Supports Child Health Researchers at CHRIM

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports research projects proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health.

The results of the 2021 Fall Project Grant Competition secured several CHRIM researchers in the funding of their projects over the next few years in areas of adverse childhood experiences and peer bullying, youth living in chronic pain and behavioural difficulties in children of mothers with type 1 diabetes.

Here is a look at the Investigators and their projects. Additional CHRIM members are co-investigating these projects and others as part of this competition. Congratulations to all the recipients!

Principal Investigator: Dr. Dylan MacKay, CHRIM,
Assistant Professor, community health sciences, University of Manitoba
Reducing Dietary Acid with fruit and vegetables versus oral alkali in people with Chronic Kidney Disease (ReDACKD) feasibility trial (3 years, $320,534)
Principal Investigator, Dr. Lyle McKinnon, CHRIM,
Associate Professor, medical microbiology and infectious diseases, University of Manitoba
Regulatory T cells and the control of female genital inflammation: relevance for HIV prevention (five years, $837,675)
Principal Investigator, Dr. Tracy Afifi, CHRIM,
Professor, community health sciences/psychiatry, University of Manitoba
Study: Adverse childhood experiences and peer bullying. She seeks to identify which protective factors during adolescence help to reduce the likelihood of substance use problems and mental or physical health conditions among those who have had these negative experiences. (one year, $75,000)
Principal Investigator, Dr. Roberta Woodgate, CHRIM,
Distinguished Professor, College of Nursing; Canada Research Chair in child and family engagement in health research and healthcare, University of Manitoba
Mobilizing Communities: Enhancing partnerships between schools and youth hubs for mental health and well-being, (three years, $546,976)
Advancing Patient-Centered Care in Young People Living with Chronic Pain (four years, $600,524)
Principal Investigator, Dr. Jennifer Yamamoto, CHRIM,
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba
Examining Executive Function and Behavioural Difficulties in Children of Mothers with Type 1 Diabetes (CONCEPTT Kids) (four years, $609,835)
Principal Investigator, Dr. Garry Shen, CHRIM,
Professor, Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba
To enhance prenatal education program interrupted by COVID-19 in remote and rural First Nations communities by expanding remote education through two-eyed seeing framework to improve maternal child health (5 years, $1,155,150)