Institute success in the Canadian National Transplant Research Program Innovation grants competition

We are pleased to announce that Drs. Jennifer Reed and Sharon Chih are the successful recipients of the 2016 CNTRP UOHI Research Innovation Grants. This peer reviewed grant competition, led by the CNTRP, is for pilot projects to nurture innovative research aligning with the strategic research priority of personalized medicine approaches in transplantation to improve health outcomes. Grants awarded are for $25,000. The grants will also allow Drs. Reed and Chih to integrate their research into the CNTRP structure, enabling them to leverage the full resources of the network to translate personalized medicine interventions into clinical practice. “We are very excited for the potential of this partnership between the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the CNTRP for delivering results in heart transplantation research” said Dr. Peter Liu, Chief Scientific Officer at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Recipients of the 2016 CNTRP UOHI Research Innovation Grants

Dr. Jennifer ReedDr. Jennifer Reed, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON
Co-Investigators: Dr. Sharon Chih, Dr. Heather Tulloch, Dr. Heather Ross
Study Title: Cardiovascular Prehabilitation in Patients Awaiting Heart Transplantation - Addressing Clinical Needs (PREHAB HTx Study)
New CNTRP study under Project 7


Dr. Sharon ChihDr. Sharon Chih, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON
Co-Investigators: Dr. Peter Liu, Dr. Katey Rayner, Dr. Lisa M Mielniczuk, Dr. Heather J Ross
Study Title: Biomarker Discovery for Validation in Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: BIOCAV pilot study
New CNTRP study under Project 7 and Core 2

More information on the CNTRP and the Innovation Grant Competition can be found on its website. 

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