Launch: CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Strategic Plan 2017/18–2019/20

Refreshed research priorities and objectives in support of circulatory and respiratory health research

It is with great pleasure that Dr. Brian H. Rowe, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (CIHR-ICRH) presents the refreshed Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Strategic Plan 2017/18-2019/20. One of the 13 CIHR Institutes, CIHR-ICRH supports research into the causes, mechanisms, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, support systems, and palliation for a wide range of conditions associated with the heart, lung, brain (stroke), blood, blood vessels, critical care and sleep.

CIHR-ICRH has had many great successes under the previous strategic plan, ICRH Strategic Plan for 2013-2016. Specifically, in following the recommendations of the 2011 International Review Panel struck by CIHR, CIHR-ICRH launched opportunities for large-team funding which saw to the successful establishment of three (3) ICRH Emerging Networks and five (5) ICRH Community Development Teams. These large funded teams have proven to be tremendously successful, especially focused in the areas of knowledge creation, training and early career development, national and international collaboration and knowledge translation.

Building on previous success, the Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health Strategic Plan 2017/18-2019/20 includes four refreshed research priorities and Institute objectives which were developed in close consultation with the ICRH community including researchers, partners and stakeholders. The plan outlines the near-term future direction and priorities for the Institute while recognizing on-going support for existing commitments. Ultimately, this refreshed strategic plan supports the vision of the CIHR-ICRH to achieve international leadership by fostering an environment of openness, excitement, energy, commitment and excellence in highly ethical, partnered initiatives focused on research, research training and research translation for the circulatory and respiratory sciences and for the betterment of the health of Canadians.

“The development of this plan has provided me with the opportunity to examine the great diversity of activity undertaken by the dedicated and innovative researchers across Canada, in the disciplines implicated in the circulatory and respiratory systems, including those of sleep and circadian rhythm, stroke, blood and blood vessels, and critical care.”

Dr. Brian H. Rowe, Scientific Director CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health

“Through the new Strategic Plan and under Dr. Rowe’s leadership, the ICRH is poised not only to continue its legacy of outstanding contributions to health, but to expand and surpass prior successes.”

Dr. PJ Devereaux, Chair - Institute Advisory Board CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health
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