13 CIHR Grants awarded to Charbonneau Members!

Congratulations to our investigators and their research teams whose projects were successful in CIHR’s Fall 2020 Project Grant, COVID-19 Grant, and SPARK Grant Competitions.

13 CIHR Grants awarded to Charbonneau Members!

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) received 20 full project grants, 1 COVID-19 project, and 4 priority announcement projects, for a total funding envelope of $15.35M. Overall, our institute’s success rate of 41% in the competitions was more than twice the national average of 15%.

Charbonneau members were nominated principal applicants on grants representing approximately $8.75M (57%) of the total funding to the CSM from those competitions.

This represents a tremendous success, collectively, for the Charbonneau Cancer Institute!

Listed below are the nominated principal investigators and project titles for each of these grants. Each week we will be featuring a story on one of these projects.

Watch for the stories over the coming weeks on the Charbonneau website!

Winson Cheung

Winson Cheung

Professor of Oncology | Director of Health Services Research, Cancer Care Alberta (AHS)
Characterizing Chronic Opioid Use in Cancer Patients
Duration: 3 years

Jennifer Cobb

Jennifer Cobb

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Scientific Leader, Robson DNA Science Centre

  • Project 1: Characterization of Dyskerin in DNA double-strand break repair
  • Project 2: The role of Nej1 in DSB repair pathway choice and MMEJ

Duration: 5 years

Frank Jirik

Frank Jirik

Professor | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Phenotypic analysis of a putative mouse model for 'STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy' (SAVI): an autosomal dominant auto-inflammatory interferonopathy

Duration: 5 years

Karen Kopciuk

Karen Kopciuk

Research Scientist | Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research (AHS)

Nishtohtamihk li kaansyr (Understanding Cancer): Cancer Screening, Outcomes and Experiences among Métis People in Alberta

Duration: 1 year

Ki-Young Lee

Ki-Young Lee

Professor | Cell Biology & Anatomy

L-asparaginase-induced mechanisms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (aLL) cell apoptosis

Duration: 5 years

Michael Monument

Michael Monument

Assistant Professor | Department of Surgery

Harnessing STING activation for the treatment of sarcoma

Duration: 5 years

Cheryl Peters

Cheryl Peters

Research Scientist | Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention Research (AHS)

The impact of sex and gender in occupational disease prevention

Duration: 3 years

David Schriemer

David Schriemer

Professor | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Physiology & Pharmacology

Integrative Structural Modeling of a Master End-Sensing Synapse in DNA Double Strand Break Repair

Duration: 5 years

Yuan Xu

Yuan Xu

Assistant Professor | Oncology | Surgery and Community Health Sciences

Generating EMR-Based Algorithms to Identify Hospital Adverse Events for Health System Performance Evaluation and Improvement

Duration: 4 years

Tavis Campbell

Tavis Campbell

Associate Professor | Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Developing and evaluating an online intervention to improve the uptake and maintenance of protective behaviours against COVID-19 among young adults in Canada

Duration: 2 years

Aaron Goodarzi

Aaron Goodarzi

Assistant Professor | Biochemistry & Molecular Biology | Scientific Director, Evict Radon

Using novel bio-dosimetry to measure personalized, lifetime radon gas exposure and transform the prevention and early detection of lung cancer

Duration: 1 year