Congratulations to our OBGYN investigators who were awarded funding through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Spring 2021 competition.
- Project Grants
Project: “Improving access to family planning services for Indigenous peoples through storytelling” [link]. Principal Investigator: Dr. Sarah Munro (UBC OBGYN) et al. | UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. Wendy Norman (Affiliate UBC OBGYN member), Kate Wahl ; $715,275 / 4 years
Project: “Improving Maternity Outcomes by Engaging Stakeholders in a Holistic Assessment of the Social and Clinical Determinants of Severe Maternal Morbidity in Canada – a Feasibility Study” [link]. Principal Investigators: Drs. D’Souza and Malhamé (Sinai Health System) || UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. K.S. Joseph ; $321,300 / 3 years
Project: “The “Atrial FIBrillation in Pregnancy: assessing seveRe matErnal morbidity and anticoagulation strateGies” (AFIB-PREG) Study” [link]. Principal Investigators: Dr. Malhamé et al. (Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre) || UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. K.S. Joseph; $275,400 / 3 years
Project: “A Single Dose Antenatal Corticosteroids (SNACS) Non-Inferiority Randomized Control Trial for Pregnancies at Risk of Preterm Delivery” [link]. Principal Investigators: Drs. McDonald and Murphy (McMaster University) || UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. K.S. Joseph; $4,004,776 / 7 yrs 8 mths
Project: “Smart Discharges for Mom+Baby: Saving mother-newborn dyads by developing a predictive risk model to identify vulnerable dyads and guide delivery of evidence-based, locally-informed interventions for targeted post-discharge care.” [link]. Principal Investigator: Dr. Wiens (UBC Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics) || UBC OBGYN Co-investigator: Dr. Marianne Vidler; $566,100 / 3 years
- CIHR Project Grants – Priority Announcement Bridge Grants
Project: “Reducing health disparities among women experiencing imprisonment: an evaluation of the impact of transferring responsibility for prison healthcare to the Ministry of Health” [link]. Principal Investigators: Dr. Jessica Liauw, Dr. Jennifer Hutcheon (UBC OBGYN) et al. || UBC OBGYN Co-Investigator: Dr. Lily Proctor; $100,000 / 1y
Project: “A Study of Reduced Dosing of the Nonavalent HPV Vaccine in Women Living with HIV” [link]. Principal Investigator: Dr. Deborah Money (UBC OBGYN) || UBC OBGYN Co-investigators: Dr. Arianne Albert, Dr. Chelsea Elwood, Dr. Marette Lee, Elisabeth McClymont; $100,000 / 1y
Project: “Placental sex as a biological determinant in trophoblast function and trophoblast-diected immune activity” [link]. Principal Investigators: Dr. Alexander G Beristain (UBC OBGYN) and Dr. Robinson (UBC Medical Genetics); $100,000 / 1y
We would also like to congratulate all other department researchers who collaborated or were co-investigators on projects awarded funding.
View the full CIHR Project Grant results.
View the full list of CIHR Institute Priority Announcement grant recipients.