CIHR Grants

The project: “Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Defining the Impact, Severity and Natural History of NAFLD in Canadian First-Nations and non-First Nations Communities”

  • Term: 5 years
  • Approved total funding amount: $2,031,075.
  • Principal Investigator (PI): Julia Uhanova, Section of Hepatology,
  • Co-investigators:
    Gerald Minuk, Section of Hepatology,
    Brenda Elias, Department of Community Health Sciences;
    Robert Tate, Department of Community Health Sciences
    Byron Beardy, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority


The project: Promotion of breastfeeding for preventing type 2 diabetes and obesity In First Nations mothers and children in communities.

  • Term: 3 years
  • Approved total funding amount: $424,575.
  • Principal Investigator (PI): Gary Shen Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • Co-investigators: Sora Ludwig, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism


The project: Heparin anticoagulation to improve outcomes in septic shock: The HALO International Phase II efficacy RCT

  • Term: 3 years
  • Principal Investigators: Ryan Zarychanski (Nominated), Anand Kumar, and Dean Fergusson
  • Co Applicants: Alejandria M, Yvette Barez, Cook DJ, Turgeon AF, Marshall JC, Fox-Robichaud A, McIntyre LA, Ramsay T, Green R, and Murdoch Leeies (Critical Care Fellow)

Funding Sources:

  • Canadian Institute of Health Research ($631,000) – International sites and trial infrastructure
  • CancerCare Manitoba Foundation ($120,000) – Patients enrolled in Manitoba
  • Philippine Council for Health Research & Development ($125,000)–Patients enrolled in Philippines

This international trial will be directed from Manitoba, but will enroll patients from several high, middle and low income countries.

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