Five PHRI researchers have received a total of more than $4.5 million in the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fall 2020 Project Grants competition. Congratulations to:

  • PHRI Scientist Sanjit Jolly receives $2,750,000 for CLEAR SYNERGY (OASIS 9) , a multinational 2×2 factorial RCT looking at long-term effects of colchicine and spironolactone following PCI to treat ST elevation myocardial infarction, along with a SYNERGY stent registry.
  • PHRI Scientist Andre Lamy receives 1,210,000 for DEPOSITION (decreasing postop blood loss by topical versus intranvenous TxA in open cardiac surgery).
  • PHRI Investigator Noel Chan receives $336,000 for LEADER-PAD, a vanguard phase RCT investigating low-dose colchicine in patients with peripheral artery disease to address residual vascular risk.
  • PHRI Senior Scientist and Director, Statistics, Shrikant Bangdiwala receives $153,000 for the methodological study, TRAQ – machine learning enhanced central statistical monitoring of trials to ensure robust and assured quality.
  • Russell De Sousa, Associate Investigator at PHRI, receives $100,000 for the CAHHM air pollution sub-study.

    Left to right: Russell De Souza; Noel Chan; Shrikant Bangdiwala; Sanjit Jolly; and Andre Lamy

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