December 30, 2016
CIHR-IAPH mourns the loss of Nelson Mayer, President of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), who passed away on December 20, 2016. Mr. Mayer served as President of NAFC for four years and Vice-President for 10 years. Known for his leadership, humour and dedication to the success of young people, he was the Executive Director at The Pas and the Dauphin Friendship Centres, and the Winnipeg Indian and Metis Friendship Centre. He also served on Friendship Centre Board of Directors in Winnipeg, Thompson, Dauphin, and Vancouver. NAFC, which is one of CIHR’s three Partners for Engagement and Knowledge Exchange, will continue to be inspired by Mr. Mayer’s passion to improve access and delivery of culturally-based services to urban Indigenous peoples across Canada.
CIHR congratulates Dr. Jean Rouleau, former Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH), for being appointed as a member of the Order of Canada by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada on January 3, 2017. Becoming a member recognizes a person's outstanding contribution at the local or regional level in a special field of activity. Dr. Rouleau is being honoured for his contribution in the field of cardiology as a researcher, clinician and university administrator in Montreal. When he was SD for CIHR-ICRH from 2010-2015, Dr. Rouleau championed the integration of patient engagement in health research, built alliances with various stakeholders (including the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Lung Association), and created three pan-Canadian research networks in the areas of stroke, vascular health, and respiratory health as a way to help Canadian researchers build an infrastructure at a global level and train the next generation of researchers.
December 23, 2016
CIHR and NSFC Support Global Mental Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) have launched a research funding opportunity as part of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases mental health research program. The opportunity will provide funding to teams of researchers from Canada and China for implementation research projects. The projects will focus on the prevention and management of mental health disorders in China and can involve other low and middle income countries, as well as Indigenous populations in Canada.
CIHR and NSFC will hold an application development workshop in Beijing, China on February 21-22, 2017. Canadian researchers may apply for travel awards to attend the workshop. The application deadline for these awards is January 4, 2017.
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March 2, 2016
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have found the Achilles’ heel of one of the most aggressive forms of leukemia that affects both children and adults. They have also identified a possible new treatment that exploits this fatal weakness.
“It’s very exciting because this is the first time anyone has found a potential personalized treatment for this aggressive disease,” said Marjorie Brand, a senior scientist at The Ottawa Hospital and professor at the University of Ottawa. “Unlike current therapies, ours targets the offending gene without harming the rest of the body.”
February 24, 2016
CIHR-funded study refines use of tiny, engineered particles just 1/10,000th the width of a human hair to carry drugs into cancer cells to destroy tumours.
February 17, 2016
Dr. Wendy V. Norman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia and CIHR Applied Public Health Chair, was given the 2015 Darroch Award for Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research in New York City on January 19, 2016.
This prestigious award was established in 2005 by the US-based Guttmacher Institute to recognize excellence among sexual and reproductive health researchers who are in the early or middle years of their careers. The award is presented biennially, and 2015 marks the first time that a Canadian researcher has received the honour.
Dr. Norman spent more than 20 years as a clinician, advocate and administrator within the field of reproductive health. In these roles, she recognized many gaps in contraceptive and abortion services in British Columbia and Canada more broadly, and decided to transition to a research career seven years ago. Since then, Dr. Norman’s research has had a significant impact on the reproductive health of Canadian women.
Congratulations to Dr. Norman!
February 11, 2016
An initiative of CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC to invest $15 million to harness the power of the immune system to combat cancer.
February 4, 2016
A team of top Canadian scientists was named today to lead a new attack on brain cancers in children and adults.
January 27, 2016
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