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Announcing the results of the 2015 CNTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition


The Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), in partnership with Astellas Canada, the Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI), the University Health Network in Toronto (UHN), and the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), are pleased to share the results of the 2015 CNTRP Research Innovations Grant Competition. We received 22 applications to this competition and are excited about integrating the following 6 new funded studies into the project and core structure of the CNTRP.

The recipients of the 2015 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grants are:

Dr. Simon Frédéric Dufresne

Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Study Title: A comprehensive model to predict the risk of invasive aspergillosis after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

New CNTRP study under Project 5

Dr. Todd Lowary

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Study Title: Evaluation of a glyconanotechnology tool for personalized ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation

New CNTRP study under Project 4

Dr. Banu Sis

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Study Title: A 34-gene signature diagnostic test to determine the individualized likelihood of antibody-mediated rejection and kidney transplant failure using formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded biopsy samples: a multicenter external validation study

New CNTRP study under Project 3

The recipient of the 2015 CNTRP ATI Research Innovation Grant is:

Dr. Lori West

University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Study Title: Characterization of Donor Specific Immune Reactivity in Pediatric Heart Transplant: Impact of Thymectomy

New CNTRP study under Project 4

The recipient of the 2015 CNTRP UHN Research Innovation Grant is:

Dr. Markus Selzner

University Health Network, Toronto, ON

Study Title: Rocuronium and Midazolam Metabolomics for the Assessment of Liver Grafts During Subnormothermic Ex Vivo Liver Perfusion

New CNTRP study under Project 1

The recipient of the 2015 CNTRP CHUM Astellas Research Innovation Grant is:

Dr. Josée Bouchanrd and Dr. Héloise Cardinal

Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC

Study Title: Brain-dead donor management goals, donor biomarkers and the development of delayed graft function in kidney transplant patients

New CNTRP study under Project 3

“These six projects are important new pieces of the CNTRP and will have a significant impact on both solid organ and stem cell transplant patients,” says Dr. Marie-Josée Hébert, Co-Director of the CNTRP and Vice-President Research at the Université de Montréal. “This new funding will allow these investigators to integrate their research into the CNTRP structure, enabling them to leverage the full resources of the network to translate personalized medicine interventions into clinical practice. We are very grateful for the ongoing support from Astellas, the ATI, UHN and CHUM, which will help the CNTRP achieve its goal of addressing the critical gaps and barriers to effective transplantation for Canadians. We would also like to thank and acknowledge the hard work of the CNTRP New Initiatives Committee and all our volunteer Peer Reviewers for participating in the CNTRP review process and for upholding an excellent level of professionalism and quality.”

The CNTRP, along with our partners, will launch new grant competitions in 2016. Please visit www.cntrp.ca for additional information.

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