February 7, 2024

CIHR announces $6.7 million of new research funding for nine WCHRI members

Awards will fund projects that have potential for breakthroughs in women’s and children’s health

University of Alberta researchers have received funding for 14 projects in the latest round of investment from the federal government’s health research investment agency.

Of these 14 projects funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 9 were awarded to WCHRI researchers for $6.7 million as part of its Fall 2023 competition.

WCHRI recipients of Fall 2023 CIHR awards

Sandra Davidge
Mechanisms of vascular dysfunction in preeclampsia and impact on later-life maternal vascular health

Shokrollah Elahi
Erythroid progenitors and precursors impair tumor immunogenicity and promote tumour progression in breast cancer

Lisa Hartling and Shannon Scott
Embracing diversity: a multi-phased project to advance the science of knowledge mobilization for Canada’s culturally diverse groups

Maria Ioannou
Exploring how lipid alterations promote Parkinson’s disease pathology through ectosomes

Gary Lopaschuk
Cardiac insulin signalling in diabetic cardiomyopathy

Salima Meherali
Engaging adolescents for sexual and reproductive health and rights and family planning advocacy in Pakistan.

Caroline Richard
An investigation of potassium sources on bioavailability and homeostasis for adults living with advanced kidney disease

Sue Tsai
Early Life Determinant of T1D Susceptibility