Our Funded Research Projects

Updated November 2018

Title Principal Investigator / Supervisor Program Project Start Date Project End Date Sort ascending Total $ Awarded
National evaluation of platelet transport bags to reduce wastage Principal Investigator: WEBERT, Kathryn

Co-Investigator(s): CALLUM, Jeannie, LIN, Yulia, LIEBERMAN, Lani, PENDERGRAST, Jacob, CSERTI-GAZDEWICH, Christine
Small Project Funding Program $9,740
A program to minimize preventable and inappropriate blood product transfusions in liver surgery Principal Investigator: MARTEL, Guillaume

Co-Investigator(s): BAKER, Laura, TINMOUTH, Alan, SAIDENBERG, Elianna, WHERRETT, Christopher, WORKNEH, Aklile
Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program $20,000
Impact of storage on the function of cord blood hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells Principal Investigator: PINEAULT, Nicolas

Co-Investigator(s): JAHAN, Suria
Graduate Fellowship Program $104,000
Feasibility in Canada for a non-invasive prenatal testing using single-exon fetal RHD determination Principal Investigator: ACKER, Jason P

Co-Investigator(s): CLARKE, Gwen, BHATTI, Aniqa
Blood Efficiency Accelerator Award Program $20,000
Role of blood component manufacturing on microvesicle-induced transfusion-related immune modulation Principal Investigator: ACKER, Jason P

Co-Investigator(s): HOLOVATI, Jelena, BRANCH, Donald, ZHANG, Haibo
Intramural Research Grant Program $250,660
Mathematical modeling - comparing HIV risk between MSM donation strategies Principal Investigator: O'BRIEN, Sheila

Co-Investigator(s): GRÉGOIRE, Yves, SEED, Clive, CUSTER, Brian, STEELE, Whitney, DAVISON, Katy, PILLONEL, Josiane
MSM Research Grant Program $18,000
Podcast for FNAIT and ICTMG red cell specifications for hemoglobinopathies guidelines Principal Investigator: SHEHATA, Nadine

Co-Investigator(s):
BloodTechNet Award Program $6,200
Organ donation in Canada: Engaging with stakeholders and proposing solutions to current legal and ethical challenges Principal Investigator: GRUBEN, Vanessa

Co-Investigator(s):
James Kreppner Fellowship Program $150,000
Monoclonal antibodies with anti-D-like activity in the amelioration of murine immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) Principal Investigator: LAZARUS, Alan

Co-Investigator(s): SEMPLE, John W., NI, Heyu
Intramural Research Grant Program $400,000
Understanding transcriptional and epigenetic control by Gfi1b towards the development of a therapy for sickle cell disease Principal Investigator: TRUDEL, Marie

Co-Investigator(s): MOROY, Tarik
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $453,132
An evaluation of learner perspectives and outcomes following completion of the transfusion medicine area of focused competence Principal Investigator: TSENG, Eric Kuo

Co-Investigator(s): ZELLER, Michelle
Qualitative Education Funding $9,875
Microfluidic devices to measure the deformability of stored red blood cells Principal Investigator: MA, Hongshen

Co-Investigator(s): SCOTT, Mark D.
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $398,301
Mechanisms of antibody-independent transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) Principal Investigator: KUEBLER, Wolfgang

Co-Investigator(s): SEMPLE, John W.
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $328,712
Improving pathogen inactivation: the dengue virus-induced platelet proteome Principal Investigator: PRYZDIAL, Ed

Co-Investigator(s): TEGEGN, Tseday Zewdu
Graduate Fellowship Program $104,000
DNA aptamers for detection of red blood cells destined for rapid post-transfusion clearance Principal Investigator: SHEFFIELD, William

Co-Investigator(s): DONKOR, David
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program $150,000
A longitudinal analysis of behavioural and biological risk among men who have sex with men in metro Vancouver Principal Investigator: LACHOWSKY, Nathan

Co-Investigator(s): HOGG, Robert, MOORE, David, ROTH, Eric, ARMSTRONG, Heather
MSM Research Grant Program $50,000
Aneurysmal SubArachnoid Hemorrhage - Red blood cell transfusion And outcome (SAHaRA): a pilot randomized controlled trial Principal Investigator: ENGLISH, Shane

Co-Investigator(s): McINTYRE, Lauralyn A. , ALGIRD, Almunder , BOUTIN, Amélie , CHASSE, Michael , DOWLATSHAHI, Dariush , FERGUSSON, Dean A. , GRIESDALE, Donald , KRAMER, Andreas H. , LAUZIER, François , LUM, Cheemun , MARSHALL, Shawn C. , PAGLIARELLO, Giuseppe , SINCLAIR, John , TINMOUTH, Alan T. , TURGEON, Alexis F.
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $157,172
Defining disease mechanisms in Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) and their association with clinical outcomes Principal Investigator: ARNOLD, Donald

Co-Investigator(s): COOK, Richard J., NAZI, Ishac
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $317,469
Identification of host cellular immune mechanisms responsible for the initiation and/or modulation of Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) Principal Investigator: SEMPLE, John

Co-Investigator(s): KUEBLER, Wolfgang M.
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $398,982
Myocardial Ischemia and Transfusion. The MINT rollover trial Principal Investigator: HEBERT, Paul

Co-Investigator(s): CARSON, Jeffrey L. , DEVEREAUX, Philip J. , EIKELBOOM, John W. , FERGUSSON, Dean A. , GOODMAN, Shaun G. , MCALISTER, Finlay A. , TINMOUTH, Alan T.
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $140,210
Developing a Canadian policy on the responsible use of umbilical cord blood for proven indications in regenerative therapy Principal Investigator: ALLAN, David

Co-Investigator(s): HUTTON, Brian, CAULFIELD, Timothy
Kenneth J. Fyke Award Program $100,000
PID (Primary Immune Deficiency) Toolkit App Principal Investigator: DARNEL, Susanna

Co-Investigator(s): LI, Cecilia, BEAUCHAMP, Aimee, MORRISON, Doug, DALLAS, Karen, MICHAAN, Jack, TAVASZI, Alina, DENESIN, Pam, FUNG, Rene, British Columbia Primary Immune Deficiency (PID) Group Members
BloodTechNet Award Program $25,000
Social media for knowledge translation and education 3 (SoMe-KTE3): Transfusion, thrombosis, and hemostasis Principal Investigator: SHIH, Andrew

Co-Investigator(s): CHAN, Teresa, DE WIT, Kristin, BHAGIRATH, Vinai, YEH, Calvin, CASTELLUCI, Lana, ELAHIE, Allahna, HEDDLE, Nancy, THOMA, Brent
BloodTechNet Award Program $30,000
An innovative digital strategy for dissemination of Choosing Wisely Canada guidelines in transfusion medicine Principal Investigator: CAMPBELL, Clinton

Co-Investigator(s): LABRECQUE, Suzanne, LABELLE, Peter, AL-JEDANI, Hanadi, SADEK, Irene, KAHWASH, Eiad
BloodTechNet Award Program $25,000
Polyhemoglobin catalase superoxide dismutase carbonic anhydrase: a novel soluble biotherapeutic with no cardiac toxicity for hemorrhagic shock and other uses Principal Investigator: CHANG, Thomas

Co-Investigator(s):
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $224,520
Release, delivery and cell programming effects of platelet microparticles and microRNAs Principal Investigator: PROVOST, Patrick

Co-Investigator(s): BOILARD, Eric
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $427,422
Characterization of the hematopoietic reconstitution enhancing activity of osteoblasts derived from human mesenchymal stromal cells Principal Investigator: PINEAULT, Nicolas

Co-Investigator(s): CAMPBELL, Pearl , GARNIER, Alain
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $320,504
The Canadian National Transplant Research Program: increasing donating and improving transplantation outcomes Principal Investigator: WEST, Lori

Co-Investigator(s):
Transplantation Research Program $250,000
Studying and alleviating the effects of platelet microparticles induced by pathogen reduction of platelet concentrates Principal Investigator: PROVOST, Patrick

Co-Investigator(s): LAUGIER, Jonathan
Graduate Fellowship Program $52,000
Understanding the factors that influence bacterial proliferation and biofilm formation in platelet concentrates Principal Investigator: RAMIREZ, Sandra

Co-Investigator(s): LOZA CORREA, Maria
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program $151,800
Transfusion options in coagulopathy: efficacy in controlling bleeding Principal Investigator: SHEFFIELD, William

Co-Investigator(s): QADRI, Syed
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program $151,800
Data sharing with CBMTG registry Principal Investigator: ALLAN, David

Co-Investigator(s): PAULSON, Kristjan
Small Project Funding Program $15,000
Elucidation of the mechanism of IVIG-associated hemolysis Principal Investigator: BRANCH, Donald

Co-Investigator(s): PENDERGRAST, Jacob , CSERTI-GAZDEWICH, Christine , SHEHATA, Nadine , PAVENSKI, Katerina , LAU, Wendy , CALLUM, Jeannie , LIN, Yulia , LIEBERMAN, Lani , HANNACH, Barbara
Intramural Research Grant Program $393,712
Pathogenesis and treatment of immune thrombocytopenia: Are there fundamental differences between anti-GPlba- and anti-GPllbllla-mediated thrombocytopenia? Principal Investigator: NI, Heyu

Co-Investigator(s):
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $378,529
Design and implementation of circulatory oxygen therapeutics derived from human hemoglobin by improved systematic chemical coupling and cross-linking Principal Investigator: KLUGER, Ronald

Co-Investigator(s):
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $192,039
Neonatal outcomes after transfusion of ABO non-identical blood (Neo-ABO) Principal Investigator: SOLH, Ziad

Co-Investigator(s): HEDDLE, Nancy, COOK, Richard J., FUSCH, Christoph
Small Project Funding Program $14,989
Pre-transfusion furosemide for TACO Principal Investigator: SKEATE, Robert

Co-Investigator(s): CALLUM, Jeannie
Small Project Funding Program $15,000
ROTEM-guided transfusion protocols - impact on the manufacturer Principal Investigator: TRUDEAU, Jacqueline

Co-Investigator(s): PETRASZKO, Tanya, LI, Cecilia
Small Project Funding Program $15,000
University of Ottawa Centre for Transfusion Research Principal Investigator: TINMOUTH, Alan

Co-Investigator(s):
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program $799,888
The Centre for Blood Research Principal Investigator: CONWAY, Ed

Co-Investigator(s):
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program $776,229
McMaster Transfusion Research Program Principal Investigator: HEDDLE, Nancy

Co-Investigator(s):
Program Support Award for Canadian Transfusion Medicine and Science Research Program $833,333
Prospective observational study of organ deceased donor management in 3 ICUs - a pilot study (the DONATE pilot study) Principal Investigator: MEADE, Maureen

Co-Investigator(s): D'ARAGON, Frederick
Kenneth J. Fyke Award Program $89,555
Use of red blood cell antigen genotyping to assess RhD diversity in sickle cell disease patients Principal Investigator: SHIH, Andrew

Co-Investigator(s): BERARDI, Philip, CLARKE, Gwen, HANNON, Judith, HEDDLE, Nancy, VERHOVSEK, Madeleine
Small Project Funding Program $15,000
Exploratory analyses to determine if method of donor blood processing affects outcome in transfused recipients Principal Investigator: HEDDLE, Nancy

Co-Investigator(s): ACKER, Jason P. , ARNOLD, Donald M. , COOK, Richard J. , EIKELBOOM, John W. , O'BRIEN, Sheila F. , WEBERT, Kathryn E.
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $159,878
Transfusion-related Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection among allogeneic stem cell transplant pediatric recipients: A multicenter prospective cohort study (TREASuRE Study) Principal Investigator: TROTTIER, Helen

Co-Investigator(s): ALFIERI, Carolina , BUTEAU, Chantal , DUVAL, Michel , LACROIX, Jacques , ROBITAILLE, Nancy , SPINELLA, Philip , TUCCI, Marisa
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $519,766
The Stem Cell Club: educating medical and nursing students to develop professional skills Principal Investigator: FINGRUT, Warren

Co-Investigator(s):
BloodTechNet Award Program $24,458
MRI guided focused ultrasound facilitated IVIg immunotherapy as a therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease Principal Investigator: AUBERT, Isabelle

Co-Investigator(s): DUBEY, Sonam
Graduate Fellowship Program $100,000
Tranexamic acid versus placebo to reduce perioperative blood transfusion in patients undergoing major liver resection: a pilot randomized controlled trial Principal Investigator: KARANICOLAS, Paul

Co-Investigator(s): GUYATT, Gordon H. , CHAUDHURY, Prosanto K. , DIXON, Elijah , LIN, Yulia , McCLUSKEY, Stuart A. , PORTER, Geoffrey A. , TARSHIS, Jordan , WEI, Alice C.
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership Operating Grant Program $248,319
Cellular therapy to improve CD4+ T-Cell responses in humanized mice infected with HIV-1: adoptive transfer of CD4+ T-cells lacking s-Src activity Principal Investigator: BRANCH, Donald

Co-Investigator(s): McCARTHY, Stephen
Graduate Fellowship Program $96,000
Transfusion requirements in cardiac surgery (TRICS II) Principal Investigator: SHEHATA, Nadine

Co-Investigator(s):
Canadian Blood Services-CIHR Partnership New Investigator Program $300,000
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