Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

CIHR and IDRC fund chronic lung disease research

Canada is investing $5 million in the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) to support research teams from Canada and low- and middle-income countries studying how to prevent chronic lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. The funding is being provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and…

CIHR funds national hepatitis research network

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has awarded $4.4 million for a new national network aimed at improving the health of people infected with hepatitis C and preventing new infections. The National Collaborative Hepatitis C Network has a team of 60 researchers led by Dr Naglaa Shoukry, a scientist at the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université…

Israel and Canada partner on biomedical research

Canada and Israel are partnering to launch a $35-million Canada-Israel Health Research Program, with an initial focus on the neurosciences. The seven-year initiative is a partnership between the Azrieli Foundation, International Development Research Centre, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Israel Science Foundation. Up to 30 teams will integrate researchers from lower-income countries to further…

CIHR invests in obesity research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is investing $2.7 million to support three research project teams exploring bariatric care to help people combat obesity. An additional $1.8 million will be provided by The Canadian Obesity Network, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, Alberta Health Services Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Ontario Ministry of…

GHRI secretariat at IDRC shuttered

The secretariat for the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) has been closed. Housed at the International Development Research Centre, GHRI is a multi-funder initiative between IDRC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. The partners will continue to work on the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health…

CIHR invests in obesity research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is investing $2.7 million to support three research project teams exploring bariatric care to help people combat obesity. An additional $1.8 million will be provided by The Canadian Obesity Network, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, Alberta Health Services Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network, Ontario Ministry of…

GHRI secretariat at IDRC shuttered

The secretariat for the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) has been closed. Housed at the International Development Research Centre, GHRI is a multi-funder initiative between IDRC, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. The partners will continue to work on the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health…

CIHR announces upcoming competitions

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced its most recent funding opportunities including the spring 2015 Transitional Open Operating Grant competition. Other programs holding competitions include: Knowledge Synthesis Grants (Spring 2015); Master’s Award: Dr. James Rossiter MPH Practicum Awards Program (Winter 2015); Operating Grant: Industry-Partnered Collaborative Research (Winter 2015); Planning and Dissemination Grants…

Changes to CIHR institute funding draw protests

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is under fire for splitting $111.8 million in annual funding provided to its 13 institutes in half, with 50% placed in a common fund that can only be accessed if external funding partners are secured. The change was announced in an August 29/14 communique from CIHR’s governing council…

CIHR launches SUPPORT Unit in Newfoundland

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is launching a SUPPORT Unit in Newfoundland. The provincial SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit will receive $19.8 million from CIHR, the Government of Newfoundland and IBM, which is providing cash and in-kind support. The unit will connect players in the health care ecosystem to…