Three Heart Institute researchers awarded 2023 CIHR Project Grants

August 3, 2023

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the winning recipients of its Project Grant program for Spring 2023 and three University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) researchers have been awarded $1.96 million in project funding.

The winning researchers from the UOHI for Spring 2023 are listed below:

  • Rebecca Mathew, MD
    Project: Inotrope versus Placebo Therapy for Cardiogenic Shock
    Amount: $447,526 over three years
    Co-Investigators: Emilie Belley-Côté, MD (Population Health Research Institute); Benjamin Hibbert, MD, PhD (UOHI); George Wells, PhD (UOHI).
  • Jennifer Reed, PhD
    Project: Exercise Training in Women with Heart Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Amount: $485,776 over four years
  • Alexandre Stewart, PhD
    Project: Genetic mechanisms of coronary artery calcification: Focus on IRF2BP2
    Amount: $1,025,100 over five years
    Co-Investigator: William Stanford, PhD, University of Ottawa

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 information about the Project Grant program, please visit the CIHR Project Grant website.

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University of Ottawa Heart Institute
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