Eleven research teams have been awarded 2018-19 Collaborative Innovation Development grants from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to tackle health challenges such as engaging youth at risk of alcohol and drug use with an art-based intervention; Indigenous perspectives and mentorship in aging; and using rehabilitation dogs to improve mobility for children living with Cerebral Palsy. Funded projects will also look at novel preventions and treatments of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, breast cancer, kidney disease and more.
The following are the principal investigator details and project titles only.
Amira Abdelrasoul University of Saskatchewan Investigations on Blood-Hemodialysis Membrane Interactions for Enhancing Biocompatibility
Angela Bowen University of Saskatchewan Bridging the generations: Cultural mentorship to promote aging Indigenous women's health
Francisco Cayabyab University of Saskatchewan Targeting HERG-STAT1 Interaction for Novel Anti-Cancer Therapy
Tanya Dahms University of Regina A novel class of antifungals for preventing fungal infections
Sarah Donkers University of Saskatchewan Rehabilitation Dogs: a novel approach to improving mobility for children living with Cerebral Palsy
George Katselis University of Saskatchewan nvestigating the Role of Diabetic Pregnancies in Kidney Disease Among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Adolescents Using Urine Proteomics
Saija Kontulainen University of Saskatchewan Bone Strength development in children with type 1 Diabetes (BSD Pilot)
Geoffrey Maina University of Saskatchewan Engaging and empowering youth at risk of alcohol and drug use in Prince Albert: An art-based intervention
Louise Racine University of Saskatchewan Towards an Understanding of Indigenous Perspectives on Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Saskatchewan
Changiz Taghibiglou University of Saskatchewan Effect of Low Field Magnetic Stimulation (LFMS) on Restoring Dopaminergic Neurons, Cognitive and Motor Functions in an experimental model of Parkinson’s Disease
J. Stephen Wormith University of Saskatchewan Older Offenders in Correctional Service Canada
SHRF and the Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) will announce further partnered funding recipients under the 2018-19 Collaborative Innovation Development grant program at a later date.
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