Three Heart Institute researchers awarded CIHR Project Grants

February 4, 2022

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

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

  • Wenbin Liang, MD, PhD
    Project: Novel mechanisms of cardiomyocyte death after myocardial infarction 
    Amount: $757,350 over five years
  • Peter Liu, MD
    Project: COVID-related heart complications
    Amount: $810,900 over four years
  • Heather Tulloch, PhD
    Project: Psychological Profile and Intervention Needs of Patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Phase 1b of Intervention Development
    Amount: $577,574 over three 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)