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2018-19 Collaborative Innovation Development Grant Funding Results

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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