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Research Funding

Research integral to highest quality patient care

The University Internal Medicine Research Foundation was established to fund excellence in general internal medicine research at Dalhousie and its affiliated research institutions.

The Department of Medicine is one of only a few clinical departments at Dalhousie to provide research funding. This funding enables investigators to establish or grow their research efforts and to attract additional grants or industry sponsors.

Supporting research efforts

Awards are available to new and established investigators in four categories: bridge/pilot funding, junior investigator funding, fellowships and summer studentships. For more information, email Kathryn Nelson, kathryn.nelson@nshealth.ca, or visit University Internal Medicine Research Foundation.

As part of our efforts to increase research in the Department of Medicine, we've committed to expanding the research foundation by 2018, increasing funding opportunities for investigators at all stages of their careers. This is in keeping with our belief that research is integral to the highest quality patient care.

Department of Medicine UIMRF Grant Awards

Department of Medicine University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) has awarded the following funding for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Name Division Project Description Program / Award
D. Scott Kehler* University of Manitoba Dr. Kenneth Rockwood’s lab, Geriatric Medicine Frailty and Cardiac Rehabilitation: Do Sedentary and Physical Activity Behaviors Impact Outcomes? Internal Fellowship
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 Clinical Investigator Program (CIP), Dalhousie University Internal Fellowship (2nd year)
Cindy Forbes, PhD Chris Blanchard’s lab Improving Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth/mHealth Platform Internal Fellowship (Renewal 2nd year)
Dr. Amir AbdelWahab Cardiology Validation of a Real-Time Localization Algorithm for Ventricular Tachycardia using the 12-lead Electrocardiogram Junior Department Member
Dr. Doug Hayami Cardiology Optimized Exercise Training in Breast Cancer Survivors Pilot Study Junior Department Member
Dr. Nathan Lamond Medical Oncology Malnutrition and Chemo-radiotherapy Outcomes in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study Junior Department Member
five summer studentship awards Faculty supervisors in the Department of Medicine Research in Medicine (RIM), Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University 2017 RIM Summer Studentships
*Scott Kehler subsequently received a Dalhousie Killam Award and a CIHR Fellowship, thereby decreasing the UIMRF award by the amount of the external awards.

Congratulations on recent research successes!

Department of Medicine University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) has awarded the following funding for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Name Division Project description Program / Award
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) CIP
Dr. Alexandra Legge PGY2 Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) CIP
Cindy Forbes, PhD Dr. Chris Blanchard's Lab Improving Cancer Survivors' Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth / mHealth Platform Internal Fellowship Award
Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre Cardiology Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: Assessment of therapeutic options External Fellowship Award
Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi Endocrinology & Metabolism Epigenetic Markers in Diabetic Nephropathy Junior Department Member Award
Dr. Karthik Tennankore Nephrology Frailty and the Transplant Wait List Junior Department Member Award

 

Congratulations!

Name Division Funding agency Amount awarded Project description
Martin Gardner Cardiology CDHA Research Fund $15,000 Genetic and Cellular Investigation of a Novel Familial Case of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Miroslaw Rajda Cardiology CDHA Research Fund $14,993 EXercise to Prevent Anthracycline-based Cardio-Toxicity (EXACT) Study
Lisa Barrett Infectious Diseases DoM UIMRF Junior Dept Member $50,000 Understanding Poor Vaccine Responses: Transcriptomics of Vaccine Failure in HIV Infection
Robyn Macfarlane Medical Oncology DoM UIMRF Junior Dept Member $42,437 Prostate Cancer Environmental Correlates of Activity and Sedentary Time (PROSTATE) Pilot Study
Nerissa Campbell   DoM UIMRF Internal Fellowship $50,000 one year

2016

Department of Medicine UIMRF Grant Awards

Department of Medicine University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) has awarded the following funding for the 2016-2017 academic year:

Name Division Project Description Program / Award
D. Scott Kehler* University of Manitoba Dr. Kenneth Rockwood’s lab, Geriatric Medicine Frailty and Cardiac Rehabilitation: Do Sedentary and Physical Activity Behaviors Impact Outcomes? Internal Fellowship
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 Clinical Investigator Program (CIP), Dalhousie University Internal Fellowship (2nd year)
Cindy Forbes, PhD Chris Blanchard’s lab Improving Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth/mHealth Platform Internal Fellowship (Renewal 2nd year)
Dr. Amir AbdelWahab Cardiology Validation of a Real-Time Localization Algorithm for Ventricular Tachycardia using the 12-lead Electrocardiogram Junior Department Member
Dr. Doug Hayami Cardiology Optimized Exercise Training in Breast Cancer Survivors Pilot Study Junior Department Member
Dr. Nathan Lamond Medical Oncology Malnutrition and Chemo-radiotherapy Outcomes in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study Junior Department Member
five summer studentship awards Faculty supervisors in the Department of Medicine Research in Medicine (RIM), Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University 2017 RIM Summer Studentships
*Scott Kehler subsequently received a Dalhousie Killam Award and a CIHR Fellowship, thereby decreasing the UIMRF award by the amount of the external awards.

2015

Congratulations on recent research successes!

Department of Medicine University Internal Medicine Research Foundation (UIMRF) has awarded the following funding for the 2015-2016 academic year:

Name Division Project description Program / Award
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) CIP
Dr. Alexandra Legge PGY2 Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP) CIP
Cindy Forbes, PhD Dr. Chris Blanchard's Lab Improving Cancer Survivors' Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth / mHealth Platform Internal Fellowship Award
Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre Cardiology Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: Assessment of therapeutic options External Fellowship Award
Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi Endocrinology & Metabolism Epigenetic Markers in Diabetic Nephropathy Junior Department Member Award
Dr. Karthik Tennankore Nephrology Frailty and the Transplant Wait List Junior Department Member Award

 

2014

Congratulations!

Name Division Funding agency Amount awarded Project description
Martin Gardner Cardiology CDHA Research Fund $15,000 Genetic and Cellular Investigation of a Novel Familial Case of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Miroslaw Rajda Cardiology CDHA Research Fund $14,993 EXercise to Prevent Anthracycline-based Cardio-Toxicity (EXACT) Study
Lisa Barrett Infectious Diseases DoM UIMRF Junior Dept Member $50,000 Understanding Poor Vaccine Responses: Transcriptomics of Vaccine Failure in HIV Infection
Robyn Macfarlane Medical Oncology DoM UIMRF Junior Dept Member $42,437 Prostate Cancer Environmental Correlates of Activity and Sedentary Time (PROSTATE) Pilot Study
Nerissa Campbell   DoM UIMRF Internal Fellowship $50,000 one year