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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 Program / Award Project Description
D. Scott Kehler* University of Manitoba Dr. Kenneth Rockwood’s lab, Geriatric Medicine Internal Fellowship Frailty and Cardiac Rehabilitation: Do Sedentary and Physical Activity Behaviors Impact Outcomes?
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 Internal Fellowship (2nd year) Clinical Investigator Program (CIP), Dalhousie University
Cindy Forbes, PhD Chris Blanchard’s lab Internal Fellowship (Renewal 2nd year) Improving Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth/mHealth Platform
Dr. Amir AbdelWahab Cardiology Junior Department Member Validation of a Real-Time Localization Algorithm for Ventricular Tachycardia using the 12-lead Electrocardiogram
Dr. Doug Hayami Cardiology Junior Department Member Optimized Exercise Training in Breast Cancer Survivors Pilot Study
Dr. Nathan Lamond Medical Oncology Junior Department Member Malnutrition and Chemo-radiotherapy Outcomes in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study
*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 Program / Award Project description
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 CIP Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP)
Dr. Alexandra Legge PGY2 CIP Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP)
Cindy Forbes, PhD Dr. Chris Blanchard's Lab Internal Fellowship Award Improving Cancer Survivors' Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth / mHealth Platform
Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre Cardiology External Fellowship Award Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: Assessment of therapeutic options
Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi Endocrinology & Metabolism Junior Department Member Award Epigenetic Markers in Diabetic Nephropathy
Dr. Karthik Tennankore Nephrology Junior Department Member Award Frailty and the Transplant Wait List

 

Congratulations!

Name Division Funding agency Project description
Martin Gardner Cardiology CDHA Research Fund Genetic and Cellular Investigation of a Novel Familial Case of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Miroslaw Rajda Cardiology CDHA Research Fund EXercise to Prevent Anthracycline-based Cardio-Toxicity (EXACT) Study
Lisa Barrett Infectious Diseases DoM UIMRF Junior Dept Member Understanding Poor Vaccine Responses: Transcriptomics of Vaccine Failure in HIV Infection
Robyn Macfarlane Medical Oncology DoM UIMRF Junior Dept Member Prostate Cancer Environmental Correlates of Activity and Sedentary Time (PROSTATE) Pilot Study
Nerissa Campbell   DoM UIMRF Internal Fellowship 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 Program / Award Project Description
D. Scott Kehler* University of Manitoba Dr. Kenneth Rockwood’s lab, Geriatric Medicine Internal Fellowship Frailty and Cardiac Rehabilitation: Do Sedentary and Physical Activity Behaviors Impact Outcomes?
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 Internal Fellowship (2nd year) Clinical Investigator Program (CIP), Dalhousie University
Cindy Forbes, PhD Chris Blanchard’s lab Internal Fellowship (Renewal 2nd year) Improving Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth/mHealth Platform
Dr. Amir AbdelWahab Cardiology Junior Department Member Validation of a Real-Time Localization Algorithm for Ventricular Tachycardia using the 12-lead Electrocardiogram
Dr. Doug Hayami Cardiology Junior Department Member Optimized Exercise Training in Breast Cancer Survivors Pilot Study
Dr. Nathan Lamond Medical Oncology Junior Department Member Malnutrition and Chemo-radiotherapy Outcomes in Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Patients: A Prospective Cohort Study
*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 Program / Award Project description
Dr. Caitlin Lees PGY3 CIP Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP)
Dr. Alexandra Legge PGY2 CIP Internal Fellowship - Clinical Investigator Program (CIP)
Cindy Forbes, PhD Dr. Chris Blanchard's Lab Internal Fellowship Award Improving Cancer Survivors' Quality of Life Using an Integrative eHealth / mHealth Platform
Dr. Ciorsti MacIntyre Cardiology External Fellowship Award Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia: Assessment of therapeutic options
Dr. Ferhan Siddiqi Endocrinology & Metabolism Junior Department Member Award Epigenetic Markers in Diabetic Nephropathy
Dr. Karthik Tennankore Nephrology Junior Department Member Award Frailty and the Transplant Wait List

 

2014

Congratulations!

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