Three Heart Institute researchers awarded CIHR Project Grants

July 28, 2021

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the winning recipients of its Project Grant program for Spring 2021 and three University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) researchers have been awarded a total of nearly $2 million in project funding.

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.

The winning researchers from the UOHI for Spring 2021 are listed below:

  • David Birnie, MD
    Project: Cardiac sarcoidosis multi-centre randomized controlled trial (CHASM CS-RCT).
    Amount: $944,776 over five years. 
  • Jennifer Reed, PhD
    Project: A multi-site population health study evaluating the physical activity levels of patients with atrial fibrillation (CANSURVEY-AF).
    Amount: $549,936 over four years.
  • George Wells*, PhD
    Project: Living systematic reviews of pharmacological treatments for rheumatoid arthritis.
    Amount: $386,325 over four years.
    * alongside co-principal investigators: Glen Hazlewood, MD, PhD (University of Calgary) and Peter Tugwell, MD (University of Ottawa)

Congratulations to all our researchers!

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

Media contact

Sitraka Raoelimanohisoa
Coordinator, Communications
University of Ottawa Heart Institute