Grants

Making research possible

Our researchers are consistently supported by the intramural and leverage grant programs of the Radiology Research Foundation, and they are highly successful at extramural grant capture.   

2019 faculty grants

Development and validation of a deep machine learning tool for automated hematoma volume segmentation using 3D convolutional neural networks
Nurmsoo S, Huynh T, Beyea S, Guida A
RSNA Research Medical Student grant, April 2019, $3,000.00 (US$)
RRF Summer Studentship, May 2019, $3,000.00 (US$)

Evaluation of magnetotactic bacteria as a novel MRI contrast agent for immune cell tracking
Sobey-Skelton C, Brewer K
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, February 2019, $4,500.00
RRF Summer Studentship, May 2019, $2,500.00

Development of a deep learning algorithm to differentiate benign from malignant renal masses
Wang Z, Costa A
NS Cooperative Education Incentive Program, March 2019, $4,500.00
RRF Summer Studentship, May 2019, $2,500.00

Curation of a prostate MRI database for computer aided detection of prostate cancer using deep learning
Cullen L, Clarke S
Canada Summer Jobs, May 2019, $3,095.00
RRF Summer Studentship, May 2019, $2,500.00
 
Long-term neurocognitive outcome of children who received MRI imaging under general anesthesia: a pilot study
Mata-Mbemba D, Dumbarton T, Beattie T, Alwazeer A, Abdolell M, Wood E
RRF Leverage grant, May 2019, $10,000.00
IWK DI Dept. Research Fund, February 2019, $5,000.00
IWK Anesthesia Dept. Research Fund, April 2019, $10,000.00

Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma using free-breathing dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and recurrent convolutional neural networks: a pilot study
Clarke S, Rioux J, Guida A
NSHA Research Fund, May 2019, $24,706.00
RRF Leverage Grant, March 2019, $10,000.00

Novel PET/MRI-based radiomic biomarkers for glioblastoma immunotherapy
Brewer K, Rioux J, Guida A, Friedman A, Shuhendler A, James M
Government of Canada, Frontiers in Research Fund, April 2019, $100,000.00
 
4D imaging of spatially and temporally dynamic biophysical processes using sparse data methods
Beyea S
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2019, $46,000.00

Development of quantitative in vivo cellular and molecular MR imaging techniques
Brewer K
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2019, $20,000.00

PET and SPECT probes for the diagnosis of Alzheimers disease targeting cholinesterase activity
Darvesh S, Burrell S, Bowen C, Pottie I, Banfield S, Bou Laouz A, Greig N, Mawko G
CIHR Project Scheme Grant, April 2019, $291,465.00

MRI technologies for quantification of liver fatty acid profile with iron deposition
Beyea S, Bowen C, Clarke S
GE Global Research, April 2019, $33,333.00

Pi-RADS push-buttom multi-parametric classification of prostate cancer
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C
GE Global Reseaerch, April 2019, $33,333.00

Automated algorithms for pre-surgical functional brain mapping
Beyea S
GE Global Research, April 2019, $50,600.00

Effects of skin-to-skin contact on acute pain response in the preterm brain
Campbell-Yeo M, Newman A, Bardouille T, Vincer M
NSHRF Establishment Grant, April 2019, $49,993.00

Mapping blood brain barrier permeability - towards a novel biomarker for psychiatric disorders
Beyea S, Bowen C
MITACS Accelerate Grant, April 2019, $45,000.00

Cannabis effects on white matter microstructure and outcomes in early phase psychosis: a 1 year dual site longitudinal study
Tibbo P, Crocker C, Rioux J
CIHR Project Scheme Grant, February 2019, $164.475.00

A clinical decision support tool for diagnostic imaging use for low back pain
Hayden J, McGrath P, Campbell S, Slipp P
CIHR Project Scheme Grant, January 2019, $156,825.00

2018 faculty grants

Assessment of hepatic metabolism in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with Phosphorus-31 spectroscopy
Clarke S, Bowen C, McAllindon D
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant, December 2018, $10,000.00

Development and validation of a deep machine learning tool for automated hematoma volume segmentation using 3D convolutional neural networks
Huynh T
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant, December 2018, $10,000.00

Magnetoencephalography biomarkers of epilepsy and their relationship to seizure onset zone
Quraan M, Ikeda K, Abdolell M, Beyea S
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant, December 2018, $10,000.00

3T multi-parametric liver health MRI in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Costa A, Clarke S, Peltekian K, McLeod M, Abdolell M, Rioux J, Bowen C, Stueck A
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant, December 2018, $10,000.00
Radiology Research Foundation Clinical 3T MRI Research Grant, November 2018, $30,000.00

Building manufacturing capacity for medical devices in transarterial embolization - establishing Atlantic Canada as a global manufacturing leader for minimally invasive medical devices
Kehoe S, Boyd D, Abraham R
Atlantic Innovation Fund (ACOA), November 2018, $1,500,000.00

Role of brain mechanisms of learning and expectation in chronic back pain
Hashmi J, Beyea S, Langstroth D, Lynch M, Matwin S
Nova Scotia Health Authority Research Fund Category 2, July 2018, $33,333.00

Microvascular injury and blood-brain barrier dysfunction as novel biomarkers and targets for treatment in traumatic brain injury
Friedman A, Bowen C, Schmidt M, Green R, Clarke D
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, July 2018, $190,000.00

Computed tomography perfusion for neurological death determination: a prospective Canadian multicenter diagnostic test study
Shankar J, Chasse M
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Scheme Grant, July 2018, $237,950.00

Extension of Stroke Care by Added neuro Protection to Endovascular treatment (ESCAPE-NA1)
Hill M, ...... Shankar J
Canadian Institutes of Health Research, July 2018, $716,081.00

Staging and treatment monitoring of pancreatic cancer with quantitative magnetic reosnance imaging
Rioux J, Clarke S, Costa A, Williams G, Ramjeesingh R
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Establishment Grant, July 2018, $47,078.00

Developing pushbutton MRI technologies for the clinical environment
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C, Bardouille T, Petley L, Song X
Atlantic Innovation Fund (ACOA), July 2018, $597,684.00

Using MRI to track antigen transport in immunotherapy
Sobey-Skelton C, Brewer K
Radiology Research Foundation Summer Studentship, May 2018, $1,500.00
NSERC USRA Award, March 2018, $4,500.00

Using magnetic resonance imaging to monitor immune cell recruitment in response to IDO inhibitor treatment in the 4T1 tumour model
Kelly B, Brewer K
Radiology Research Foundation Summer Studentship, May 2018, $1,000.00
IWK Summer Studentship, April 2018, $5,000.00

Examining the rates of marijuana (cannabis) use and potential impact of cannabis smoking on pulmonary disease in patients requesting computed tomography
Crocker C, Manos D, Borgaonkar J
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant, May 2018, $9,598.00

4D imaging of spatially and temporally dynamic biophysical processes using sparse data methods
Beyea S
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2018, $46,000.00

PET and SPECT probes for the diagnosis of Alzheimers disease targeting cholinesterase activity

Darvesh S, Burrell S, Bowen C, Pottie I, Banfield S, Boulaouz A, Greig N, Mawko G
CIHR Project Scheme Grant, April 2018, $291,465.00

Pi-RADS push-button multi-parametric classification of prostate cancer
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C
GE Global Research, April 2018, $33,333.00

Automated algorithms for pre-surgical functional brain mapping
Beyea S
GE Global Research, April 2018, $50,600.00

An open-label extension trial of the long term safety of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPB)
Hernandez P, Manos D
Boehinger Ingelheim, April 2018, $21,420.00 

Development of quantitative in vivo cellular and molecular MR imaging techniques
Brewer K
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2018, $20,000.00

Mapping blood brain barrier permeability - towards a novel biomarker for psychiatric disorders
Beyea S, Bowen C
Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) Accelerate, April 2018, $45,000.00

Effect of routine caregiving interventions on cerebral perfusion and oxygenation in very preterm infants
Mitra S, Bardouille T, McMillan D, El-Naggar W, Campbell-Yeo M
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Development/Innovative Grant, April 2018, $15,000.00

fNIRS-based feedback for stroke rehabilitation
Neyedli H, Mackenzie D, Bardouille T, Boe S, Westwood D
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Establishment Grant, April 2018, $50,000.00

Effect of skin-to-skin contact on acute pain response in the preterm brain
Campbell-Yeo M, Newman A, Bardouille T, Vincer M
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Establishment Grant, April 2018, $49,993.00

Differential effects of cannabis use on event related potential (ERP)-indexed brain function in males and females
Fisher D, Crocker C, Stewart S, Tibbo P
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Scheme Grant, April 2018, $64,485.00

An open-label extension trial of the long term safety of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Hernandez P, Manos D
Boehinger Ingelheim, April 2018, $21,420.00 

Characterization of brain dysfunction with multimodal functional neuroimaging in patients with SLE and cognitive impairment
Beyea S, Fisk J, Friedman A, Hanly J, Hashmi J, Bardouille T, Mitnitski A, Omisade A, Quraan M
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Scheme Grant, March 2018, $102,638.00

Cannabis effects on white matter microstructure and outcomes in early phase psychosis: a 1 year dual site longitudinal study
Tibbo P, Crocker C
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Scheme Grant, February 2018, $164,475.00

A clinical decision support tool for diagnostic imaging use for low back pain
Hayden J, McGrath P, Campbell S, Slipp P
CIHR Project Scheme Grant, January 2018, $156,825.00 

Assessing the quality of pre-surgical mapping scan in magnetoencephalography (MEG)
Bardouille T, Beyea S, Quraan M
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant, January 2018, $9,775.00

Using molecular imaging to evaluate immunotherapy in an ovarian cancer model
Brewer K, Stanford M
Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute New Investigator Award, January 2018, $25,000.00

A phase II open label, roll over study of the long term tolerability, safety and efficacy of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Bowie D, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, January 2018, $11,111.00 

2017 faculty grants

Building manufacturing capacity for medical devices in transarterial embolization - establishing Atlantic Canada as a global manufacturing leader for minimally invasive medical devices
Kehoe S, Boyd D, Abraham R (ABK Biomedical)
Atlantic Innovation Fund (ACOA), November 2017, $2,999,955.00 for 2 years

Testing and validation of pre-clinical multispectral SPECT and simultaneous PET MRI using silicon photomultiplier technology
Beyea S, Brewer K, Rioux J, Bowen C
NSERC Collaborative Research and Development, November 2017, $120,000.00

Cognitive dysfunction in systemic lupus erythematosus: a pilot neuroimaging study
Hanly J, Friedman A, Fisk J, Beyea S, Omisade A, Bardouille T
NSHA Research Fund Category 2, October 2017, $7,500.00

Developing pushbutton MRI technologies for the clinical environment
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C, Bardouille T, Petley L, Song X
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund, July 2017,
$597,684.00

Computed tomography perfusion for neurological death determination: a prospective Canadian multicenter diagnostic test study
Shankar J, Chasse M
CIHR Project Scheme grant, July 2017, $237,950.00

Microvascular injury and blood-brain barrier dysfunction as novel biomarkers and targets for treatment in traumatic brain injury
Friedman A, Bowen C, Schmidt M, Green R, Clarke D
CIHR, July 2017, $190,000.00

Extension of Stroke Care by Added neuroProtection to Endovascular treatment (ESCAPE-NA1)
Hill M, et al .... Shankar J
CIHR, July 2017, $716,081.00

Staging and treatment monitoring of pancreatic cancer with quantitative magnetic resonance imaging
Rioux J, Clarke S, Costa A, Williams G,
Ramjeesingh R

NSHRF Establishment grant, July 2017, $47,078.00

BIOTIC: The BIOmedical Translational Imaging Centre
Beyea S, Brewer K, Rioux J
Brain Canada Technology and Platform grant,
July 2017, $76,718.00

Improving understanding of novel cancer therapies through molecular imaging
Brewer K
NSHRF Establishment Grant, June 2017, $49,628.00

PET and SPECT probes for the diagnosis of Alzheimers disease targeting cholinesterase activity
Darvesh S, Burrell S, Bowen C, Pottie I, Banfield S, BouLaouz A, Greig N, Mawko G
CIHR Project Scheme grant, April 2017, $291,465.00

4D imaging of spatially and temporally dynamic biophysical processes using sparse data methods

Beyea S
NSERC Discovery grant, April 2017, $46,000.00

Automated algorithms for pre-surgical functional brain mapping
Beyea S
GE Global Research, April 2017, $50,600.00

Pi-RADS push-button multi-parametric classification of prostate cancer
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C
GE Global Research, April 2017, $33,333.00

MRI technologies for quantification of liver fatty acid profile with iron deposition
Beyea S, Bowen C, Clarke S
GE Global Research, April 2017, $33,333.00

Development of quantitative in vivo cellular and molecular MR imaging techniques
Brewer K
NSERC Discovery grant, April 2017, $20,000.00

Evaluation of emerging methods for quantitative MR imaging of chronic pancreatitis
Rioux J, Clarke S, Costa A, Williams G
Radiology Research Foundation Leverage grant, March 2017, $9,700.00
NSHA Research Fund, April 2017, $25,000.00

Quantification of hepatic, splenic, and pancreatic fat fraction and R2* by 3T MR
- a cross-sectional study

Clarke S, Gerson R
Radiology Research Foundation Summer Studentship, April 2017, $4,000.00
Radiological Society of North American R&E Foundation Medical Student Grant, $3,000.00 (U.S.)

Examining intra-subject correlations of image quality metrics as a function of prospective data compression
Beyea S, Mason A, Hall K
Radiology Research Foundation Summer Studentship, April 2017, $2,500.00
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, $4,500.00

Optimization of PET/MRI artifact correction
Brewer K, Lazarev J
Radiology Research Foundation Summer Studentship, April 2017, $2,500.00
NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, $4,500.00

Using molecular imaging to evaluate a vaccine immunotherapy in an ovarian cancer
Brewer K, Gonzalez V
Radiology Research Foundation Summer Studentsthip, April 2017, $2,500.00
IWK Health Centre Summer Studentship, $2,500.00

Identification of prostate cancer from MR images using machine learning
Clarke S, Patterson S
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant,
January 2017, $8,610.00
Government of Canada Summer Jobs Program, March 2017, $4,326.00
Provincial Government Cooperative Education Incentive Fund, October 2016, $4,500.00
  
Implementation of "rapid" endovascular thrombectomy (ET) for treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS) - prospective evaluation

Shankar J, Sorhaindo V, Urquhart R, Phillips S, Gubitz G, Green L, Campbell S, Simpkin W
Radiology Research Foundation Intramural Grant, January 2017, $10,000.00
Nova Scotia Health Authority TRIC grant, $60,000.00   
MedTronic Canadai, March 2017, $10,000.00

An open-label extension trial of the long term safety of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Hernandez P, Manos D
Boerhinger Ingelheim, April 2017, $21,420.00

Sedative and opioid pharmacokinetics in severely brain injured potential organ donors
Chasse M, Shankar J
CHUM Foundation grant, Montreal, February 2017, $82,912.00

A clinical decision support tool for diagnostic imaging use for low back pain
Hayden J, McGrath P, Campbell S, Slipp P
CIHR Project Scheme grant, January 2017, $156,825.00
 
A phase II open label, roll over study of the long term tolerability, safety and efficacy of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Bowie D, Manos D
Boerhinger Ingelheim, January 2017, $11,111.00 

2016 faculty grants

A phase 2, open-label, single-arm, exploratory, observational study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of PBI-4050 in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Hernandez P ..... Manos D
ProMetic Biosciences Inc., September 2016, $37,500.00

Microvascular injury and blood-brain barrier dysfunction as novel biomarkers and targets for treatment in traumatic brain injury
Friedman A, Bowen C, Schmidt M, Green R, Clarke D
CIHR grant, July 2016, $190,000.00

Developing pushbutton MRI technologies for the clinical environment
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C, Bardouille T, Petley L, Song X
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund, July 2016, $597,684.00

Computed tomography perfusion for neurological death determination: a prospective Canadian multicentre diagnostic test study
Shankar J, Chasse M
CIHR Project Scheme grant, July 2016, $237,950.00

Extension of Stroke Care by Added neuroProtection to Endovascular treatment (ESCAPE-NA1)
Hill M et al ... Shankar J
CIHR grant, July 2016, $716,081.00

Implementation of CT perfusion as the ancillary test of choice for neurological determination of death in intensive care units: prospective evaluation

Shankar J
NSHA TRIC grant, June 2016, $60,000.00

Improving understanding of novel cancer therapies through molecular imaging
Brewer K, Bowen C, Clarke S, Beyea S
NSHRF Establishment Grant, June 2016, $49,628.00

Detection of cartilage delamination using quantitative T1rho MRI
King JP, Mitchell M, Boyd G, Wong I, Abdolell M
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2016, $10,000.00
NSHA Research Fund, June 2016, $4,725.00

Transverse venous sinus stenosis on magnetic resonance imaging in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension - a pilot study
Shankar J, Chan W, Green L, Maxner C, Mishra A, Purdy A
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2016, $10,000.00
NSHA Research Fund, June 2016, $15,000.00

Development of a radiation dosimetry framework for a radioembolic therapy for liver cancer
Mawko G, Syme A
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2016, $10,000.00
Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, March 2016, $10,000.00
 
Matlab source code software tool to convert GE PET sonogram raw data format into Interfile
Mawko G
Radiology Research Foundation, May 2016, $5,000.00

Development of machine learning algorithms to analyze multi contrast MRI: applications to prostate cancer, cholesteatoma and chronic liver disease
Clarke S
Radiology Research Foundation, May 2016, $5,000.00

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy and safety of two dose regimens of weekly intraveous alpha-proteinase inhibitor (human) in subjects with pulmonary emphysema ...
Hernandez P, Manos D
Grifols Canada Ltd, May 2016, $120,000.00

Novel acquisition techniques, contrast mechanisms & data analysis algorithms
for studying regional differences in fMRI sensitivity
Beyea S
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2016, $20,000.00

An open-label extension trial of the long term safety of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Hernandez P, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, April 2016, $21,420.00

Automated algorithms for pre-surgical functional brain mapping
Beyea S
GE Global Research, April 2016, $50,600.00

Pi-RADS push-button multi-parametric classification of prostate cancer
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C
GE Global Research, April 2016, $33,333.00

MRI technologies for quantification of liver fatty acid profile with iron deposition
Beyea S, Bowen C, Clarke S
GE Global Research, April 2016, $33,333.00

Development of quantitative in vivo cellular and molecular MR imaging techniques
Brewer K
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2016, $20,000.00

Computed tomography perfusion in determination of brainstem death in patients with severe head injury at the time of their hospital presentation - a pilot study
Shankar J, Clarke D, Darvesh S, Green R
Radiology Research Foundation; January 2016, $10,000.00
NSHA Research Fund, June 2016, $15,000.00

Development of a clinical and imaging based predictive model to distinguish benign from malignant renal tumours
Costa A, Rendon R, Abdolell M
Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute New Investigator Award, January 2016, $44,202.00

Organ dose measurements and determination of effective dose for clinical CT protocols using an anthropomorphic phantom
Tonkopi E, Manos D, Duffy S
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2016, $6,731.00

Referral patterns and route-to-diagnosis of lung cancer in Nova Scotia
Suhail A, Manos D, Bas B, Crocker C
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2016, $7,398.00

Validation of a quantitative 3T MRI method for diagnosis of neurological disease
Rioux J
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2016, $7,925.00

A feasibility study distinguishing benign from malignant polyps using high resolution diffusion weighted 3T MRI
Duffy S, Clarke S, Crocker C, Arnaston T, Hoogerboord M
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2016, $10,000.00

Noninvasive differentiation of non-alcoholic fatty liver from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis with Gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI: a prospective pilot study
Costa A, Clarke S, Peltekian K, Abdolell M, Bowen C
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2016, $9,978.00

Creating a new algorithm for data-driven processing of resting-state fMRI networks
Beyea S, Bardouille T, Bowen C, Hasmi J, Omisade A
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2016, $5,000.00

A double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial evlauating the effect of nintedanib 150 mg/twice day on high resolution CT, lung function ... after 12 months treatment in patients with IPF ...
Hernandez P, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, January 2016, $40,000.00

A phase II open label, roll over study of the long term tolerability, safety and efficacy of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

Bowie D, Manos D
Boerhinger Ingelheim, January 2016, $11,111.00

2015 faculty grants

Microvention Education Grant
Shankar J
October 2015, $16,667.00

Multi-parametric quantitative MRI: a novel approach to improving the diagnosis of diffuse liver disease
Clarke S
CFI JEIF Fund, September 2015, $215,334.00

A phase 2, open-label, single-arm, exploratory, observational study to evaluate the safety and tolerability of PBI-4050 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Hernandez P, Manos D
ProMetic Biosciences Inc., September 2015, $37,500.00

Developing pushbutton MRI technologies for the clinical environment
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C, Bardouille T, Petley L, Song X
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund, July 2015, $597,684.00

Breast Density Algorithm Development
Abdolell M
NRC - IRAP, July 2015, $40,000.00

Tracking regularity effecter cell recruitment in cancer by MRI
Mansour M, Bowen C
ImmunoVaccine Inc., June 2015, $79,200.00

Improving understanding of novel cancer therapies through molecular imaging
Brewer K, Bowen C, Clarke S, Beyea S
NSHRF Establishment Grant, June 2015, $148,886.00

Process optimization and applied materials research for novel bland and pipeline active embolic beads
Abraham R, National Research Council IRAP Grant, May 2015, $25,000.00

Development of novel radiopaque embolic microspheres for transarterial radioembolization
Abraham R, National Research Council BIAPP Grant, May 2015, $$

Automated algorithms for pre-surgical functional brain mapping
Beyea S, GE Global Research, April 2015, $252,987.00

Pi-RADS push-button multi-parametric classification of prostate cancer
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C
GE Global Research, April 2015, $166,667.00

MRI technologies for quantification of liver
fatty acid profile with iron deposition
Beyea S, Bowen C, Clarke S
GE Global Research, April 2015, $166,667.00

Supporting the development & commercialization of neuro-related technologies
Beyea S, Clarke D
ACOA - BDP Infrastructure Program, April 2014, $212,500.00

Novel acquisition techniques, contrast mechanisms & data analysis algorithms for studying regional differences in fMRI
Beyea S
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2014, $20,000.00

Alternative FDG-PET relative standardized uptake value metrics for the assessment of early metabolic biomarkers of Alzheimers disease
Darvesh S, Black S, Burrell S, Fisk J, Song X
CIHR Grant, $49,790.00

Acquiring imaging post-processing software for CT and MR perfusion and MR diffusion research studies at QEII Health Sciences Centre
Shankar J, Clarke D, Darvesh S, Walling S, Pickett G, Phillips S, Gubitz G, Bata I
NSHRF REDI Grant, April 2015, $20,000.00

Radio frequency shielded booth for multimodal imaging facilities
Beyea S, Newman A, Trappenberg T
NSERC RTI Grant, April 2015, $23,404.00

Staying a head of the game: developing an advanced head tracking system for clinical and research
Bardouille T, Beyea S, Vema S, Murthy M, MacLellan M, Lalanne D
InnovaCorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund, April 2015, $43,000.00

Accelerated implementation diffusion of quality initiatives for rectal cancer across Canada
Clarke S (Site lead; PI: Rectal Cancer Alliance)
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, January 2015, $451,500.00

Development of a breast density analysis prototype
Abdolell M
National Research Council IRAP Grant, January 2015, $304,000.00

Exploring potential neuroimaging biomarkers of epileptogenisis in a prospective cohort of patients with first seizure and new-onset epilepsy
Schmidt M
Capital Health Research Fund, January 2015, $3,751.00

Do pregnancy characteristics help to predict the future risk of maternal cardiovascular outcomes? A population-based longitudinal cohort study.
Kuhle S, Abdolell M
CIHR Public Community Population Health,  January 2015, $68,564

Do maternal and neonatal factors predict long-term child health and health care utilization
?
Kuhle S, Abdolell M
CIHR Health Services, January 2015, $66,847.00

2014 faculty grants

Towards personalised breast cancer risk assessment: breast density, pathology and clinical risk factors
Abdolell M, Caines J, Lightfoot C, Rivers-Bowerman M, Barnes P, Payne J, Tsuruda K, Iles S
Capital Health Research Fund, December 2014, $15,000.00
Radiology Research Foundation, December 2014, $9,772.00

Improving patient compliance to non-invasive language mapping using engaging videos
Beyea S, Bardouille T, McNeely P, Stevens T, Murthy M
Radiology Research Foundation, December 2014, $9,799.00

Research Coordination for Development of New Intersiciplinary Imaging Protocols
Bardouille T, Beyea S, Lalanne D
NSHRF Research Enterprise Development, October 2014, $42,276.00

In vivo and phantom based resolution/sensitivity benchmarking of a next generation table-top SPECT
Beyea S, Bowen C
NSERC Interaction Grant, October 2014, $22,915.00

Exploring the role of scientific evidence when making decisions about innovation in cancer care
Urquhart R, Abraham R, Geldenhuys L, Kendell C, Porter G, Rajaraman M, Rayson D, Rendon R, Ross A
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, September 2014, $130,700.00

Neurotechnology Industry Research Symposium at the 19th International Conference on Biomagnetism
Beyea S
NSERC Regional Opportunities Fund, August 2014, $5,000.00

Developing pushbutton MRI technologies for the clinical environment
Beyea S, Clarke S, Bowen C, Bardouille T, Petley L, Song X
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund, July 2014, $597,684.00

Durability of computer-based simulation training for acute allergic-like contrast reaction management
Rivers-Bowerman M, Lightfoot C
Capital Health Research Fund, July 2014, $4,700.00

A multi-modal neuroimaging approach to characterize Bu-ChE-specific radioligands for early and definitive diagnosis of AD
Bowen C
Accelerate Mitacs, July 2014, $45,000.00

Systematic reporting for lung cancer screening in Nova Scotia
Manos D, Borgaonkar J
Legacy Research Fund Grant, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, July 2014, $11,650.00

Strengthening BIOTICs Human Resources Infrastructure: Hiring a Research Coordinator to Stimulate BIOTICS Growth & Development
Bardouille T, Beyea S
NSHRF Catalyst Grant, June 2014, $47,276.00

Tracking regularity effecter cell recruitment in cancer by MRI
Mansour M, Bowen C
ImmunoVaccine Inc., June 2014, $79,200.00

Accuracy of bone scan vs. PET scan for detection of osseous metastases: clinical experience at QEII
Burrell S, Walker D
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2014, $2,500.00

Diffusion and perfusion weighted imaging in characterization of brain tumors
Shankar J, Hodgson L
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2014, $5,000.00

Magnetic resonance imaging for the investigation of epilepsy: a survey of current practice at referral centres across Canada
Schmidt M, Khan U
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2014, $2,500.00

Synthesis and evaluation of butyrl-cholinesterase ligands for brain imaging
in dementia
Darvesh S, Burrell S, Matte G, Pottie I
CIHR Renewal Grant, April 2014, $129,297.00

Novel acquisition techniques, contrast mechanisms & data analysis algorithms for studying regional differences in fMRI
Beyea S
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2014, $20,000.00

Alternative FDG-PET relative standardized uptake value metrics for the assessment of early metabolic biomarkers of Alzheimers disease
Darvesh S, Black S, Burrell S, Fisk J, Song X
CIHR grant, April 2014, $49,790.00

Endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm: enhanced guidance by elastic registration between CT-scanner and fluoroscopy
Lightfoot C (Site lead - Halifax)
CIHR, April 2014, $9,000.00

CT perfusion imaging to predict vasospasm in subarachnoid hemorrhage -
a pilot study
Shankar J, Pickett G
Radiology Research Foundation, March 2014, $10,000.00

Maximizing the commercialization impact of the 19th international conference on biomagnetism
Beyea S
Brain Repair Center Research Dissemination Commercialization Grant, March 2014, $10,000.00

Supporting the development of novel therapeutic diagnostics: pre-clinical SPECT
Beyea S, Bowen C, Lalanne D
ACOA BDP Infrastructure Program, March 2014, $76,950.00

Supporting the cost-competitiveness of the MEG lab: Helium re-liquifier
Beyea S, Bardouille T, Lalanne D
ACOA BDP Infrastructure Program, March 2014, $100,400.00

Minimally invasive devices for oncology
Boyd D, Abraham R
Atlantic Innovation Fund, March 2014, $2,100,000.00

Using a web-based motion tracking game and information pamphlet to prepare children and their parents for scheduled MRI: a feasibility study
Chorney J, Schmit P, March 2014, $3,960.00

CT perfusion in the characterization and prognostication of cerebral glioma
Shankar J
Radiology Research Foundation, February 2014, $8,250.00

CT perfusion in prognostication of patients in coma following cardiac arrest:
a pilot study
Shankar J, Bata I
Radiology Research Foundation, February 2014, $10,000.00

Assessment of patient radiation dose from CT examinations in Nova Scotia
Tonkopi E, Abdolell M
Radiology Research Foundation, February 2014, $10,000.00

Accelerated implementation diffusion of quality initiatives for rectal cancer across Canada
Clarke S (Site lead; PI: Rectal Cancer Alliance)
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, January 2014, $451,500.00


2013 faculty grants

Early detection of lung cancer - a pan-Canadian study
Johnston OM, Manos D, Xu Z
Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute, October 2015, $25,000.00
Radiology Research Foundation, September 2013, $10,000.00
Capital Health Research Fund, July 2013, $15,000.00
Terry Fox Research Institute, March 2013, $74,500.00

Microvention Education Grant

Shankar J
October 2015, $50,000.00

Identification of immunological parameters for the clinical success of DepoVaxTM-based cancer immunotherapies
ImmunoVaccine, Bowen C
ACOA, September 2013, $100,000.00

Elekta Neuromag, Canada: The development of a translational imaging cluster in Halifax, IWK Health Centre
D'Arcy R, McGrath P, Ahonen A, Weaver D
ACOA, September 2013, $360,000.00

Comprehensive MRI of cholesteatoma: towards obviating the need for second-look surgery
Clarke S
Capital Health Research Fund, July 2013, $45,700.00
Radiology Dept. (matching funds), July 2013, $45,700.00

CT perfusion in the characterization and prognostication of cerebral glioma
Shankar J
CHAR GE Healthcare Development Award, July 2013, $5,000.00
Capital Health Research Fund, July 2013, $14,875.00

A multi-modal neuroimaging approach to characterize BuChE-specific radioligands for early and definitive diagnosis of AD
Bowen C
Accelerate Mitacs, July 2013, $45,000.00

Tracking regularity effecter cell recruitment in cancer by MRI
Mansour M, Bowen C
ImmunoVaccine Inc, June 2013, $79,200.00

Does diffusion restriction precede the development of enhancing tumour in a subset of patients with glioblastoma multiforme?
Shankar J, Bata A
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2013, $5,000.00

Are CT requisitions dangerously misleading?
Manos D, Walker M, Borgaonkar J
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2013, $1,667.00

Butyrylcholinesterase neuroimaging ligands for early and definitive diagnosis of AD
Darvesh S, Bowen C
Knowledge Translation Brain Repair Centre, May 2013, $30,000.00

Multimodal imaging of distributed neural systems in cognition
D'Arcy R
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2013, $28,800.00

Synthesis and evaluation of butrylcholin-esterase ligands for brain imaging in dementia
Darvesh S, Burrell S, Matte G, Pottie I
CIHR Renewal Grant, April 2013, $129,297.00

Novel acquisition techniques, contrast mechanisms & data analysis algorithms for studying regional differences in fMRI sensitivity
Beyea S
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2013, $20,000.00

The role of motor networks in neural recovery: paving the road to post-stroke rehabilitation
Boe S, Bardouille T, D'Arcy R, Eskes G, Newman A
NSHRF Health Research Grant, April 2013, $50,000.00

RADIANT training for neurotechnologies
Newman A, Bance M, D'Arcy R
NSERC CREATE Grant, April 2013, $412,500.00

An open-label extension trial of the long term safety of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Hernandez P, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, April 2013, $21,420.00

Evaluation of a novel MRI-compatible gamma camera for evaluating butrylcholinesterase inhibitor neuroimaging ligands
Beyea S, Bowen C
NSERC Interaction Grant, March 2013, $2,320.00

A phase II open label, roll over study of the long term tolerability, safety and efficacy of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Bowie D, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, January 2013, $11,111.00

 

2012 faculty grants

Identification of immunological parameters for the clinical success of DepoVaxTM-based cancer immunotherapies
ImmunoVaccine, Bowen C
ACOA, September 2012, $100,000.00

Elekta Neuromag, Canada: The development of a translational imaging cluster in Halifax IWK Health Centre
D'Arcy R, McGrath P, Ahonen A, Weaver D
ACOA, September 2012, $360,000.00

Early detection of lung cancer - a pan-Canadian study
Johnston M, Manos D, Xu Z
BC Cancer Agency/Terry Fox Research Institute, September 2012, $72,000.00

Pilot study: Assessment of dual energy KUB radiographic examination for the detection of renal calculus
Yen P, Abdolell M, Bailly G, Pringle C
Radiology Research Foundation, July 2012, $5,778.00

Functional neuroimaging of white matter integrity in cognitive dysfunction: linking neuroscience research with clinical evaluation
D'Arcy R, Zhang Y, Song X, Beyea S
CIHR - China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative, June 2012, $49,800.00

Tracking regularity effecter cell recruitment in cancer by MRI
Mansour M, Bowen C
ImmunoVaccine Inc, June 2012, $79,200.00

Quantitative proton spectroscopy of white matter at 4T in first episode psychosis Part II: a clinical study
Tibbo P, Bartha R, Bernier D, Beyea S, Good K, Milliken H, Song X
CIHR Operating Grant, June 2012, $75,540.00

A Multifactorial predictive model of coiled intracranial aneurysm recurrence
Schmidt M, Abdolell M, Fleetwood I, Pickett G, Wong M, Martin A
Society of Interventional Radiology, May 2012, $4,000.00
Dalhousie FoM Harold Cook Endowment, May 2012, $2,000.00

PROPELLER-DWI in the staging of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma - a pilot study
Schmidt M, Psooy B, Clarke J, Abdolell M, Dmytriw A
RSNA Research & Education Fund, May 2012, $3,000.00
Dalhousie FoM Gladys Osman Family Bursary, May 2012, $3,000.00

Novel acquisition techniques, contrast mechanism & data analysis algorithm for studying regional differences in fMRI sensitivity
Beyea S
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2012, $20,000.00

The role of motor networks in neural recovery: paving the road to post-stroke rehabilitation

Shaun B, Bardouille T, D'Arcy R, Eskes G, Newman A
NSHRF Health Research Grant, April 2012, $50,000.00

RADIANT Training for neurotechnologies
Newman A, Bance M, D'Arcy R
NSERC CREATE Grant, April 2012,
$412,500.00

Multimodal imaging of distributed neural systems in cognition
D'Arcy R
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2012, $28,800.00

Synthesis and evaluation of butyrlcholin-esterase ligands for brain imaging in dementia
Darvesh S, Burrell S, Matte G, Pottie I
CIHR Renewal, April 2012, $129,297.00

Radiopaque Particulate Embolics
Boyd D, Abraham R, Kehoe S, Tonkopi E

CIHR Proof of Principal Phase 1, April 2012, $159,097.00

SPECT/CT: Efficacy of diagnosing ipsilateral periarticular arthritis and predictor of clinical outcome in patients treated with ankle arthrodesis for end stage ankle arthritis with bone scanning using SPECT/CT
Ross A, Boyd G, Glazebrook M
Philips Medical Systems, April 2012, $48,000.00

An open-label extension trial of the long term safety of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)
Hernandez P, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, April 2012, $21,420.00

Identification of renal oncocytomas with 99m Tc Sesta-MIBI: A Pilot Study
Burrell S, Rent K, Rendon R
Radiology Research Foundation, January 2012, $10,000.00

Implementation of a patient questionnaire to optimize recommendations for the followup of CT detected pulmonary noduels using the Fleischner Society's guidelines

Borgaonkar J, Manos D, Miller R

Radiology Research Foundation, January 2012, $2,622.00

A phase II open label, roll over study of the long term tolerability, safety and efficacy of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Bowie D, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, January 2012,
$11,111.00

An open, non-controlled, multicenter, multinational study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Zemaria ...
Hernandez P, Manos D
CSL Behring AG, January 2012,
$28,400.00

2011 faculty grants


An open, non-controlled, multicenter, multinational study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Zemaira administration ...
Hernandez P, Manos D
CSL Behring AG, November 2011, $28,400.00

Product development of the OcculuDel Embolic Delivery System and OccluRad Pre-filled Capsules
Kehoe S, Boyd D, Abraham R
Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund, October 2011, $45,000.00

Early detection of lung cancer - a pan-Canadian study
Johnston M, Manos D, Xu Z
BC Cancer Agency/Terry Fox Research Institute, September 2011, $105,490.00

Elekta Neuromag, Canada: The development of a translational imaging cluster in Halifax IWK Health Center
D'Arcy R, McGrath P, Ahonen A, Weaver D
ACOA, Spetember 2011, $360,000.00

Identification of immunological parameters for the clinical success of DepoVaxTM-based cancer immunotherapies
ImmunoVaccine, Bowen C
ACOA, September 2011, $100,000.00

Fast, artifact-free whole-brain fMRI using balanced steady state free precession acquisitions

Bowen C, Patterson S

Radiology Research Foundation, June 2011, $10,000.00

Assessment of Halifax produced FDG in the evaluation of focal lung pathology and impact on patient management
Ross A,
Mulroy L, Rajaraman M, Abdolell M
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2011, $3,400.00

Quantitative parameters for a model of whole body metabolic tumour burden in patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma using PET/CT: Phase 2
Burrell S,
MacDonald D, Abdolell M
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2011, $5,000.00

Tracking regularity effecter cell recruitment in cancer by MRI
Mansour M, Bowen C
ImmunoVasccine Inc., June 2011, $79,200.00

Quantitative proton spectroscopy of white matter at 4T in first episode psychosis Part II: a clinical study
Tibbo P, Bartha R, Bernier D, Beyea S, Good K, Milliken H, Song X
CIHR Operating Grant, June 2011, $75,540.00

Multimodal imaging of distributed neural systems in cognition
D'Arcy R
NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2011, $28,800.00

Immune cell tracking to tumor microenvironment and lymphoid tissues: use of molecular MRI
Bowen C, Brewer K
MITACS Accelerate: Commercial Partnership Grant, April 2011, $20,000.00

The role of motor networks in neural recovery: paving the road to post-stroke rehabilitation
Boe S, Bardouille T, D'Arcy R, Eskes G, Newman A
NSHRF Health Research Grant, April 2011, $50,000.00

RADIANT Trianing for Neurotechnologies
Newman A, Bance M, D'Arcy R
NSERC CREATE Grant, April 2011, $412,500.00

Radiopaque Particulate Embolics

Boyd D, Abraham R, Kehoe S, Tonkopi E
Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund,
March 2011, $49,000.00

Minimally invasive devices for interventional radiology
Abraham R
CDHA Medical Technology Device Initiative,
March 2011, $3,500.00

Quantitative cellular density imaging using MRI
Bowen C
NSERC Discovery Grant, March 2011, $18,000.00

MRI Characterization of Implantable Drug Delivery Bioceramics
Beyea S, Bray J, Filiaggi M, Bowen C
NSERC Discovery Grant, March 2011,
$17,000.00

Fully automated mammographic density measurement algorithm development & commercialization
Abdolell M

Innovacorp Early Stage Commercialization Fund, March 2011, $10,825.00

Neuroimaging predictors of treatment failure in adult new-onset epilepsy
Pohlmann-Eden B, Schmidt M, Bernier D, Abdolell M
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, March 2011, $145,000.00

NPAS3 variants in schizophrenia: a neuroimaging study
Tibbo P, Beyea S
Dalhousie Psychiatry Research Fund, January 2011, $9,930.00

Functional neuroimaging of white matter integrity in cognitive dysfunction: linking neuroscience with clinical evaluation
D'Arcy R
, Song X, Beyea S
CIHR China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative, January 2011, $149,400.00

A phase II open label, roll over study of the long term tolerability, safety and efficacy of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Bowie D, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, January 2011, $11,111.00

2010 faculty grants

Research Assistant for Breast Health Research Program
Abdolell M

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Atlantic Community Health Grant, October 2010, $55,000.00

Elekta Neuromag, Canada: The developmental of a translational imaging cluster in Halifax IWK Health Centre
D'Arcy R
, McGrath P, Ahonen A, Weaver D
ACOA Atlantic Innovation Fund, September 2010,
$360,000.00

Early detection of lung cancer - a pan-Canadian Study
Johnston M, Manos D, Xu Z
BC Cancer Agency/Terry Fox Research Institute,
September 2010, $82,853.00

Development of agents and imaging modalities for early detection of AD
Abdelnasser A, Bowen C
Alzheimers Association Molecular Imaging AD, August 2010, $190,390.00

Functional neuroimaging of white matter integrity in cognitive dysfunction: linking neuroscience research with clinical evaluation
D'Arcy R, Zhang Y, Song X, Beyea S
CIHR - China-Canada Joint Health Research Initiative, June 2010, $49,800.00

PET/CT scan use in head and neck cancer: the Halifax experience
Ross A,
Taylor M, Rajaraman M, Abdolell M, Rajaraman S
Radiology Research Foundation (summer studentship), May 2010, $2,500.00

Synthesis and evaluation of butyrylcholinesterase ligands for brain imaging in dementia
Darvesh S, Burrell S, Matte G, Pottie I
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, April 2010, $52,500.00
Dalhousie Department of Medicine, April 2010,
$17,500.00

Multimodal imaging of distributed neural systems in cognition
D'Arcy R

NSERC Discovery Grant, April 2010, $28,800.00

Prototype development for Halifax consciousness scanner
D'Arcy R,
Weaver D, Barden C
Early Stage Commercialization Fund Medical Devices, April 2010, $50,000.00

Immune cell tracking to tumor micro- environment and lymphoid tissues: use of molecular MRI
Bowen C, Brewer K
MITACS Accerate: Commercial Partnership Grant, April 2010, $20,000.00

Quantitative proton spectroscopy of white matter at 4T in first episode psychosis Part II: a clinical study
Tibbo P, Bartha R, Bernier D, Beyea S, Good K, Milliken H, Song X
CIHR Operating Grant, April 2010, $226,620.00

Molecular/cellular imaging of novel anti-cancer adjuvant, Depovax, using MRI
Mansour M, Bowen C
ImmunoVaccine Inc., April 2010, $69,295.00

Breast Health Data Infrastructure Initiative
Abdolell M, Doyle G, Payne J, Schaller G, Caines J, Foley T
Canadian Breast Cance rFoundation Atlantic Community Grant, March 2010, $100,000.00
Public Health Agency of Canada, March 2010,
$100,000.00

Development and validation of a model of whole body metabolic tumour burden in patients with lymphoma using PET-CT
Burrell S
, MacDonald D, Abdolell M, Bligh M
Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine Murray McNeil Summer Research Studentship, March 2010,
$5,000.00

Radiopaque particulate embolics
Boyd D, Abraham R, Kehoe S, Tonkopi E
Springboard Atlantic Proof of Concept Award, March 2010, $20,000.00

Quantitative cellular density imaging using MRI
Bowen C
NSERC Discovery Grant, March 2010, $18,000.00

MRI Characterization of Implantable Drug Delivery Bioceramics
Beyea S, Bray J, Filiaggi M, Bowen C
NSERC Discovery Grant, March 2010, $17,000.00

Development and evaluation of an online modular Radiopharmacy curriculum and training program
Clarke J, Abdolell M

Covidien Canada, July 2010, $9,642.00
Radiology Research Foundation, June 2010
$7,000.00
Division of Medical Education Research and Development Fund, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, February 2010
$9,642.06

Claudication Exercise vs. Endoluminal Revascularization (CLEVER) Study
Berry R (Site PI), Giacomantoniou N, Lee M
NIH, National Heart Lung & Blood Institute, January 2010, $6,000.00

A phase II open lebel, roll over study of the long term tolerability, safety and efficacy of oral BIBF 1120 in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Bowie D, Manos D
Boehringer Ingelheim, January 2010, $11,111.00