Eikelboom and Chan

More than $6.1 million has been awarded in total to PHRI studies in the Spring 2023 project grant competition of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding.

PHRI Scientist Noel Chan and PHRI Senior Scientist John Eikelboom have received $4,022,754 – the single largest grant in this competition – for their study on low-dose colchicine in patients with peripheral artery disease to address residual vascular risk (LEADER-PAD).

PHRI Senior Scientist Sonia Anand has recevied $1,617,976 for the Canadian Alliance of Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) study on dissecting the pathways linking ectopic adipose tissue to cognitive dysfunction.

PHRI Senior Scientist Salim Yusuf and PHRI Scientist Jorge Wong have received $531,064 for the vanguard phase for assessment of feasibility for a study on bariatric surgery for the reduction of cardiovascular events (BRAVE).

Jorge Wong

Other PHRI researchers to receive this Spring round of CIHR funding include: PHRI Scientist Zubin Punthakee (mechanisms of weight loss due to dual GIP GLP-1); PHRI Scientist Jason Roberts (calcium release deficiency syndrome); PHRI Associate Scientist Amber Molnar (dial-bicarb in hemodialysis); and PHRI Associate Investigator Hira Mian (2 studies on multiple myeloma).

More than 20 McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences research teams secured a total of nearly $20 million in CIHR Spring 2023 project grants, “a success rate that is above the national average,” notes Jonathan Bramson, vice-dean of research, McMaster FHS.

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