Current Funding and Projects

An exciting range of research projects

  • Dalhousie University Department of Surgery Seed Grant. Molecular pathways of oncogenesis in human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. Hart RD (PI), Fawcett J, Taylor SM, Trites J, Bullock M. $48,500 (2015)
  • Terry Fox Research Institute. Efficacy of optically-guided surgery in the management of early-stage oral cancer. Dalhousie Site. Hart RD (Site PI), Taylor SM, Trites J. $4.7million (2011-2016)
  • Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation: Knowledge Sharing Support Award. Developing an electronic decision aid tool. Chorney J, Hong P (Co-PI), Curran J. $10,000 (1 year). (2016)
  • Capital Health Research Fund: Category Two Application. Understanding the relationship between decisional conflict and shared decision making in patients with acoustic neuromas considering surgery versus non-surgical management. Bance M, Hong P (Co-PI), Graham ME, Morris DP. $14,484 (1 year). (2015)
  • Dalhousie University Department of Surgery: Program Support Grant. Shared decision-making in pediatric surgery: Development, testing and implementation of decision aids. Hong P (PI), Chorney J, Bezuhly M, Romao R, El-Hawary R, Curran J. $150,000 (3 years). (2015)
  • Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC): SAC Clinical Research Grant. The prevalence and remediation of spatial processing disorder in children with cleft palate. Comeau M, Hong P (Co-PI), Aiken S. $2500 (1 year). (2015)
  • Atlantic Innovation Foundation (AIF). High resolution imaging of the ear, new clinical tools using high frequency ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. Brown JA, Bance M (Co-PI), Adamson A. $3.8 million (2011-2016)
  • NSERC CREATE Program. Rehabilitation and diagnostic innovation in advanced NeuroTechnologies (RADIANT). Newman A, Bance M (Co-PI), Weaver D, Eskes G, D’Arcy R, Johnson S, Trappenberg T, Klein R. $1.65 million (2011-2016)
  • CHRP (Collaborative Health Research Projects) NSERC/CIHR. A high-efficiency ultrasonic power link for implantable medical devices. Adamson R, Bance M (Co-PI), Brown J. $434,000 (2012-2015)
  • CIHR Operating Grant. Cochlear gene therapy targeting the protection against aging related hearing loss and neuronal degeneration. Wang J, Bance M, Robertson G (Co-PIs). $343,000 (2014-2016)
  • Comprehensive MRI of cholesteatoma: Towards obviating the need for second-look surgery. Clarks S, Bance M, Bowen C, Matthias S (Co-PIs). $94,000  (2014-2017)
  • NSERC I2I awards. A variable sampling receive beamformer for high frequency ultrasound imaging. Brown J, Bance M, Adamson R (Co-PIs).  $124,591  (2015-2016)
  • Innovacorp, Early Stage Commercialization Fund. Variable sampling electronic hardware for high resolution ultrasound endoscopy. Brown J, Bance M, Adamson R (Co-PIs). $50,000 (2015-2016)
  • Innovacorp Emerging Medical Technologies and Therapeutics. Optical coherence tomography of the middle ear. Adamson R, Bance M, Brown J, McDougall D (Co-PIs). $50,000  (2015-2016)