Feb. 21, 2012
Women’s College Research Institute has announced the funding results from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant competition held in September 2011.
With six operating grants being funded this year, Women’s College Research Institute has achieved an outstanding 40 per cent success rate – more than double the average success rate for CIHR operating grant applications. Of these six, two were funded directly through the core operating competition budget and four were selected for CIHR funding through Priority Announcement programs.
“This success is particularly impressive in today’s increasingly competitive funding environment,” says Dr. Paula Rochon, vice-president of research. “We’re incredibly proud of the overall quality of all of our applications. Many of these applications were ranked strongly and are an outstanding reflection of our team’s expertise and co-ordinated efforts.”
- Dr. Sophie Jamal (department of medicine) and her co-investigators for their successful submission in the core operating competition
- Dr. Andrea Gruneir and co-investigators (Drs. Geoff Anderson, Chaim Bell, Susan Bronskill, Irfan Dhalla and Paula Rochon) for their successful submission in the core operating competition
- Drs. Catharine Classen (department of psychiatry) and Joanne Kotsopoulos (and department of medicine co-investigator Dr. Steven Narod) for being awarded BOTH of the two grants funded through the Ovarian Cancer Priority Announcement
- Dr. Ava John-Baptiste and co-investigators (including Dr. Geoff Anderson and department of medicine’s Drs. Taryn Becker and Lorraine Lipscombe) for being awarded the only grant funded through the Drug Safety and Effectiveness Competition
- Dr. Simone Vigod (department of psychiatry), along with co-investigators (Drs. Geoff Anderson, Cindy-Lee Dennis, Sophie Grigoriadis, Andrea Gruneir and Paula Rochon) for being awarded the only grant funded through the Reproductive and Child Heath Start-up Grant competition
- Dr. Noah Ivers (department of family and community medicine) and co-investigators, for his success in the CIHR planning competition
Also, congratulations to those with externally held grants, including:
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- Drs. Valerie Taylor and John Semple
- Dr. Anne Stephenson, post-graduate student supervised by Dr. Paula Rochon