MUHC researchers achieve success in major research awards
Thirty-seven scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in their most recent competition.
Thirty-seven scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in their most recent competition. The awards represent a 40% success rate for MUHC scientists, compared to the national average of 28.4%. The operating grants will help fund research into neuroscience, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, drug addiction and transplant technology, to name but a few.
"I am pleased with the achievements of our researchers — yet again we have scored above the national average," said Dr. Emil Skamene, Scientific Director of the Research Institute of the MUHC. "This funding will help maintain the diverse and innovative research environment of our Institute."
"Our research program is a cornerstone of the MUHC and is intimately linked to the clinical practices of the health centre as a whole," noted Dr. Arthur Porter, Executive Director of the MUHC. "The redevelopment of the MUHC on the Glen and Mountain campuses will further strengthen this valuable and award-winning continuum."
The MUHC would like to congratulate all our award-winning researchers.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is a comprehensive academic health institution with an international reputation for excellence in clinical programs, research and teaching. The MUHC is a merger of five teaching hospitals affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University — the Montreal Children's, Montreal General, Royal Victoria, and Montreal Neurological Hospitals, as well as the Montreal Chest Institute. Building on the tradition of medical leadership of the founding hospitals, the goal of the MUHC is to provide patient care based on the most advanced knowledge in the health care field, and to contribute to the development of new knowledge.
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and health care hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the institute is the research arm of the MUHC, a university health centre affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The institute supports over 500 researchers, nearly 1,000 graduate and postdoctoral students, and operates more than 300 laboratories devoted to a broad spectrum of fundamental and clinical research. The Research Institute operates at the forefront of knowledge, innovation and technology and is inextricably linked to the clinical programs of the MUHC, ensuring that patients benefit directly from the latest research-based knowledge. For further details visit the Research Institute website.