CIHR Spring 2021 Project Grant Results

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Spring 2021 Project Grant competition has resulted in the successful funding for several CHRIM researchers to move forward with their research projects.

“The current research funding environment is very difficult and in light of this, we are absolutely delighted with the results of this last competition. It speaks to the excellence of these investigators and their commitment to putting in the effort. Children and family in Manitoba will ultimately benefit from these new research fundings.”

 

Terry Klassen, MD, MSc, FRCPC, CHRIM CEO + Scientific Director


2021 CIHR Spring Grant Recipients

 

Vernon Dolinsky, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, University of Manitoba

Project  – The role of SIRT3 in the developmental origins of gestational diabetes-induced cardiomyopathy in the offspring ($822,376)

 

 

 

Richard Keijzer, MD, MSc, PhD, FACS
Professor, Surgery, University of Manitoba

Project – Seeking WiSDOM – a longitudinal population-based long-term follow-up study of congenital surgical anomalies ($233,334)

Project – Circular RNAs and their role in congenital diaphragmatic hernia ($749,700)

 

Nathan Nickel, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Project (Co-Investigator) – Qanuinngitsiarutiksait.2: Developing tools for the wellness and safety of Inuit ($1,954,576)

 

 

Robert Schroth, DMD, MSc, PhD
Professor (Cross Appointed), Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Project – Oral microbiome and caries risk in young First Nations and Metis children in Manitoba ($1,422,900)

 

 

Kristy Wittmeir, BMRPT, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, University of Manitoba

Project–  A Mixed Methods Social Network Analysis Approach to Understand Knowledge Translation in Child Development and Rehabilitation ($240,976)

 

 

 

Kevin Coombs, PhD
Professor, Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba

Project – Infection and Immunity – Molecular determinants of Zika virus propagation and pathogenesis in human glial cells ($100,000)

 

 

Dylan MacKay, PhD
Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Project – Patient-Oriented Research: Early-Career Investigator: Reducing Dietary Acid with fruit and vegetables versus oral alkali in people with Chronic Kidney Disease (ReDACKD) feasibility trial ($100,000)

 

Lyle McKinnon, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba

Project – Regulatory T cells and the control of female genital inflammation: relevance for HIV prevention ($300,000)

 

 

Tabrez Siddiqui, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology & Pathophysiology, University of Manitoba

Project – Regulation of a Synaptic Pathway in Neuropsychiatric Disorders ($983,026)

 

 

Andrew Hatala
Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Project (Co-Investigator): Incorporating Indigenous healing and wellness practices into a bariatric surgery program ($470,475)

 

Miyoung Suh, RD, PhD
Associate Professor, Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba

Project (Co-Investigator) – Traditional Indigenous Land-Based Diet and Chronic Inflammation: Does Adherence to the Traditional First Nations Diet Decrease the Severity of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases? ($573,751)