Organization: Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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.…

CIHR teams with foundation to fund children’s IBD research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has established a partnership with the Foundation for Children with Intestinal and Liver Disorders (CHILD) to create a national research network and data platform aimed at finding a cure for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children. The Canadian Children Inflammatory Bowel Disease Network has launched a $5-million competition…

CIHR funds aboriginal health research projects

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is investing more than $30 million in collaborative health research projects between researchers and health stakeholders and partners in aboriginal communities. Pathways to Health Equity for Aboriginal Peoples receives $25 million over 10 years to target four critical health inequities: suicide, tuberculosis, obesity and oral health. In addiction,…

CIHR and JST to collaborate on stem cell research

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) have agreed to fund joint research projects on the epigenetics of stem cells. CIHR is contributing $6 million to the five-year initiative while JST is providing $8 million. The funding will support a maximum of three research teams comprised of…

SGC launches third phase with $49.9 million in funding

The Toronto-based Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) has received $48.9 million to launch its third four-year phase. The funding is 30% less than in previous phases due primarily to the closure of the SGC laboratory at Karolinska Institutet in suburban Stockholm last June. The funding — 45% of which comes from commercial entities — will support…