Eighteen research groups at The Ottawa Hospital, affiliated with the University of Ottawa, have been awarded nearly $11 million in the most recent project grant competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This represents a success rate of 37 percent compared to the national average of 21 percent.
The new funding will allow researchers to compare whether male or female blood is better for transfusions, map the development of Parkinson’s disease from the earliest stages, investigate new approaches to improve mental health and much more.
“The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s top research and learning hospitals, where excellent care is inspired by research and driven by compassion,” said Dr. Duncan Stewart, Executive-Vice President of Research at The Ottawa Hospital and professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa. “These CIHR results are consistent with our strong performance over last many years and reflect the top quality of our science.”