CIHR funding is enabling Lawson research

16 Lawson researchers with primary hospital appointments and affiliated scientists working through Western University are the recipients of project and bridge funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Lawson researchers are being aided in their efforts to explore some of the most important health care questions ranging from predicting the progression of dementia syndromes, examining the genetic progression of anaplastic thyroid cancer, and differentiating bipolar disorder from major depressive disorder in young adults.

Funded Project Grants

Montero Odasso, Manuel
(Funded through Lawson)
Gait as a clinical marker to predict progression to dementia syndromes in MCI
Hoffman, Lisa Marie (Funded through Lawson) Rescue of microvasculature enhances repair in muscle degenerative disorders
Anderson, Kelly Understanding the Role of the Family Physician in Early Psychosis Intervention: A Mixed Methods Study
Gunaratnam, Lakshman The Role of Kidney Injury Molecule-1 in Renal Transplantation
Heinrichs, David Iron acquisition and storage mechanisms in Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis
Hess, David A Formulation of a vascular regenerative niche within implantable human decellularized adipose tissue bioscaffolds
Macdermid, Joy Narcotic versus non-narcotic medication for pain management after wrist/hand fractures: a randomized noninferiority clinical trial
Nichols, Anthony   The Evolution of the Most Lethal Human Malignancy: The Genetic Progression of Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Palaniyappan, Lena Myelin Mapping and Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia
Ronald, John Blood-based detection and molecular imaging visualization of cancer using reporter gene vectors called tumor-activatable minicircles
Seguin, Cheryle  Ectopic calcification of spinal tissues: etiology and potential therapeutic targets
Wang, Rennian  Studies of the functional role of pancreatic stellate cells (PaSCs) during islet differentiation, regeneration and diabetes

Funded Bridge Grants

Osuch, Elizabeth
(Funded through Lawson)
Differentiating Bipolar Disorder from Major Depressive Disorder in depressed, medication-free young adults using multivariate brain imaging and machine learning technologies
Gilliland, Jason Development and Evaluation of a Smartphone Based Program for Improving Food Literacy and Healthy Eating Among Youth
Dick, Frederick Roles of retrotransposon silencing in genome instability and cancer therapy
Drangova, Maria Characterizing cerebral thrombus composition with Phase-based MRI