Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Investments in imaging research generate returns

A commissioned study by RTI International shows that investments in medical imaging research at four Canadian universities generated a 28% return on investment. The study — supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research —examined outcomes from $387 million in investments in facilities, equipment and research programs at McGill…

Community-based health research teams funded

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced funding for 12 Community-Based Primary Health Care Teams under its Transformative Community-based Primary Healthcare Initiative. The multidisciplinary research teams will tackles issues related to chronic disease prevention and management and access issues for vulnerable populations in Canada, New Zealand and Australia. CIHR is providing the bulk…

Genomics bioinformatics receive $11 million

Genome Canada will invest $5 million in 17 projects worth nearly $11 million through its latest Bioinformatics and Computational Biology competition. The funding leverages $1.4 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and an additional $4.5 million secured by the regional genome centres from provincial governments, industry and other partners. The projects are a…

Personalized health competition results announced

Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) have announced the results of a joint competition in personalized health with $71 million in funding for 17 projects ranging in size from $3 million to $13 million. Genome Canada contributed $45 million to the Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition, augmented by $24 million from…

CIHR launches mental health research network

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation have joined forces to choose a partnership lead and selection panel for a new mental health research network. Dr Jacques Hendlisz, chairman of Research Canada has been chose as the partnership lead while the nine-member selection panel is chaired by Dr Dennis Furlong,…

EU research on aging receives Canadian funding

Canada is contributing $1.5 million towards a $5-million, five-project research initiative launched by the European Research Area on Aging (ERA-AGE), Europe’s first joint research program on aging. The Canadian effort is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($1 million) and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé ($506,000). Canadian researchers will team with…

CIHR spearheads national epigenetics consortium

A select group of Canadian and Japanese stakeholders have pooled $41 million in funding over five years to launch an epigenetics research consortium to examine how environmental factors can alter the expression of DNA. The Canadian Epigenetics, Environment and Health Research Consortium (CEEHRC) will receive $28.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, augmented…

Research network for youth mental illness launched

A new Patient-Oriented Network in Adolescent and Youth Mental Health has been launched with $12.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and a matching donation from Graham Boeckh Foundation. The five-year funding commitment will bring together top researchers in the field with patients, provinces and mental health care institutions. The foundation was formed…

CHRP announces latest round of projects

The Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program has awarded $19 million to 37 projects to assist researchers in interdisciplinary, patient-oriented collaborations between researchers in the fields of natural sciences , engineering and the health sciences. The program is a joint venture between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research…

NCE releases impact of federal Budget cuts

The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) program has received a 16.6% reduction in its budget over the next two years as a result of austerity measures announced in the last federal Budget. The cuts apply only to the traditional or academic-led NCEs and will result in fewer new NCEs being approved in the future.…