Congratulations CIHR Grant Recipients!

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.

View the CIHR summary of Spring 2021 Project Grant results