WHRI is proud to announce that out of the many applicants to the CIHR Fall 2017 Project Grant Competition, six award recipients were WHRI or BCCHRI/WHRI joint investigators, with combined awards totaling over $6.08 million!
The competition intends to “capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes”. Given the highly competitive nature of the CIHR Project Schemes, this is an outstanding achievement.
This year CIHR committed a $372M investment to the competition, and funded 512 grants. The overall applicant success rate was 15%, and BC’s success rate ranked highest in the country at 20%.
We look forward to sharing with you more details on the individual projects in the coming months!
|Principal Investigator||Project Title||CIHR Contribution||Term|
|Helene Cote||WHRI Investigator||Placental mitochondrial dysfunction and pregnancy outcomes in HIV+ and HIV- women||$1.6 million*
*Conditional to Stem Cell Oversight Committee approval
|Soren Gantt||BCCHRI/WHRI Investigator||Viral determinants of natural human cytomegalovirus transmission||$1,143,675||5 years|
|Jennifer Hutcheon||BCCHRI/WHRI Investigator||Short term benefits but long term harm? Assessing the consequences of antenatal corticosteroid administration for child neurodevelopment||$221,850||3 years|
|Joelle LeMoult||WHRI Investigator||Characterizing the Peripheral Biology of Depression, Social Anxiety, and theri Comorbidity||$573,750||6 years|
|Saraswathi Vedam||WHRI Investigator||Giving Voice to Mothers; Measuring access to high quality, respectful maternity care in Canada||$883,575||5 years|
|Paul Yong||WHRI/BCCHRI Investigator||Sexual pain in endometriosis: role of somatic mutations and local neurogensis||$976,904||4 years|