Heart Institute projects receive more than $4.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

February 3, 2023

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has announced the recipients of its Fall 2022 Project Grant program. Three University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) projects are receiving upwards of $4.5 million.

The UOHI projects receiving funding are listed below:

  • Principal investigator: Sharon Chih, MD, PhD
    Co-PIs: Rob Beanlands, MD; George Wells, PhD; and Heather Ross, MD (University Health Network, Toronto).
    Project: Multiparametric Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography for Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy Surveillance After Heart Transplantation: MARINER Trial
    Amount: $952,425 over five years.
    Ranked first in committee.
  • Principal investigator: Erin Mulvihill, PhD
    Project: Targeting Macrophage Differentiation and Function in Atherosclerosis
    Amount: $742,050 over five years.
  • Principal investigator: Marc Ruel, MD
    Co PIs: Mario Gaudino, MD (Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA); Björn Redfors, MD, PhD (University of Gothenburg, Sweden); and Sigrid Sandner, MD (Medical University of Vienna, Austria).
    Project: One-month Dual Anti-platelet Therapy in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting PatieNts: The ODIN Trial
    Amount: $2,998,800 over seven years.

About the program

The CIHR’s Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential to advance health-related fundamental or applied knowledge, health research, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes. It supports projects or programs of research proposed and conducted by individual researchers or groups of researchers in all areas of health. The best ideas may stem from new, incremental, innovative, and/or high-risk lines of inquiry, or knowledge translation approaches.

Congratulations to all our researchers!

For more about the Project Grant program, please visit the CIHR Project Grant website.

Media contact

Leigh Morris
Communications Officer
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
613-316-6409 (cell)