Heart Institute scientists awarded more than $3M from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

July 21, 2022

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the winning recipients of its Project Grant program for Spring 2022, and three University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in project funding.

The winning researchers from the UOHI for Spring 2022 are listed below:

  • Girish Nair, MBBS
     Ablation strategy for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation – Trigger and substrate guided wide area radiofrequency ablation compared to cryoablation pulmonary vein isolation – A patient specific precise approach to paroxysmal atrial fibrillation ablation (AWARE-2 RCT)
    Amount: $1,782,450 over five years.
  • Louise Sun, MD
    Project: Sex, gender and intersecting social factors within interprofessional cardiac operating room teams: A new, multi-methods approach to optimizing practice, provider well-being, and patient outcomes
    Amount: $487,304 over four years.
  • Erik Suuronen, PhD (ranked 2nd in committee)
    Project: Glyoxalase-1 loaded nanoparticles for reducing methylglyoxal and promoting vascular repair and cardiac function after myocardial infarction
    Amount: $879,750 over five years.

About the program

The CIHR’s Project Grant program is designed 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. It supports projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry, or knowledge translation approaches.

Congratulations to all our researchers!

For more about the Project Grant program, please visit the CIHR Project Grant website.

Media contact

Leigh Morris
Communications Officer
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
613-316-6409 (cell)