More than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and over live with diagnosed dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of cases. The cause of this degenerative brain disease is largely unknown and no effective treatment exists. The disease has a devastating effect on individuals and their families.

Classified as: CIHR, Nahum Sonenberg, science and technology
Published on: 23 Jan 2018

The Department of Pediatrics would like to congratulate Drs. Geneviève Bernard, Nancy Braverman, Lily Hechtman, Laurent Legault, Maryam Oskoui, and Aimee Ryan on being awarded 2017 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grants!

For more information about each project please click on the project titles below.


Dr. Geneviève Bernard (PI)

Classified as: CIHR, pediatrics
Published on: 30 May 2017

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.

Classified as: CIHR, faculty of medicine, health, Cancer, jewish general hospital, Samy Suissa, diabetes, health and lifestyle, health canada, pancreatic cancer, CNODES, drug safety
Published on: 22 Feb 2016

By Cynthia Lee


Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit. But a recent study by McGill University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières researchers finds that the opposite is also true – transformational leadership - a style of management in which employees are encouraged  to work towards a collective goal within a supportive milieu, is linked to nurses’ well-being, and has positive impacts upon job retention.

Classified as: Nursing, CIHR, Leadership, healthcare, health and lifestyle, quality care, abusive leadership, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Lavoie-Tremblay
Published on: 25 Jan 2016

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) presents a Café scientifique titled "Trans-generations: Trans History, Health, and Politics in Montreal and Beyond" Wednesday January 13th that will explore questions of trans politics, health, and history.

Classified as: CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Feminist Studies, Institute for Gender, Sexuality, trans-generations, trans
Published on: 11 Jan 2016

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Classified as: Research, muhc, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, immune system, McGill University Health Centre, aspergillus, mold, fungus
Published on: 5 Nov 2015

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Classified as: CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, drugs, off-label, prescription, pharmacy, Robyn Tamblyn, Tewodros Eguale, electronic health records, adverse drug events, side effects
Published on: 2 Nov 2015

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

Classified as: news, Research, McGill University, CIHR, DNA, epigenetics, health, Genome Québec, Sarah Kimmins, Dept. of Animal Science, fathers, grandfathers, histones, Reseau de Reproduction Quebecois, Fonds de recherche Nature et technologies, lifestyle
Published on: 8 Oct 2015

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.

Classified as: mathematics, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, physiology, NSERC, cardiac devices, defibrillators, long qt syndrome, alvin shrier, leon glass, thomas quail, arrhythmias, alternans, dynamical transitions, heart and stroke foundation of canada
Published on: 28 Sep 2015

Researchers from McGill University and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Classified as: Research, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, McGill News, Foundation, Open Operating, early-career
Published on: 28 Jul 2015

Dr. Ashok Malla and his team leads ACCESS Canada project TRAM- Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. To read more about this five year and 25$ M initiative jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), click the following link.

Classified as: CIHR, Graham Boeckh, Adolescent Mental Health, ACCESS, TRAM
Published on: 20 Feb 2015

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition. (Posted July 4, 2014) 

Diane B Boivin
Pharmacological interventions to treat circadian disruption.

Thomas G Brown
Dynamic decision making in the trajectory to driving while impaired behaviour: a virtual reality, randomized controlled experiment.

Rob Whitley
Stopping the Stigma: Creating and Assessing an Anti-Stigma and Pro-Recovery Educational Intervention using Participatory Video with People with Mental Illness.

Classified as: CIHR, funding, Psychiatry awards, grants
Published on: 7 Jul 2014

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition. (Posted January 31, 2014) 

Frank J Elgar
Social, economic and policy influences on social inequalities in adolescent health: a cross-national comparative study in 43 countries (1986-2014)

Bruno J Giros
A pharmacological approach to reduce cognitive deficits in psychosis: Targeting of the dopamine D1 receptors.

Eric A Latimer
Evaluating the strengths model of case management for people with severe mental illness : A multi-province study

Classified as: CIHR, funding, Psychiatry awards, grants
Published on: 3 Feb 2014