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Grants & Fellowships

Darius Bagli (UrolSurg) along with his Co-PIs: Norm Rosenblum, Dat Tran (SickKids/UofT), Arturas Petronas (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), Anne Stapleton (University of Washington) were awarded a SickKids Research Institute New Ideas Grant in April 2007 for their study titled: "Epigenetic Changes in Uroepithelium Following E. Coli Infection: New Keys to Understanding Urinary Tract Infection Susceptibility".

Peter Dirks (NeurSurg) received a 5 year operating grant from CIHR for his work on: "Asymmetrical Self Renewal in Normal and Cancer Stem Cells of the Human Brain".

Hai-Ling Margaret Cheng (SickKids MR Physicist),Walid Farhat (UrolSurg) and Greg J. Stanisz (Sunnybrook Physicist) co-applicants have been awarded the SickKids New Investigator Grant (SickKids Foundation) in coordination with the CIHR for a study entitled: "Quantitative MRI of Angiogenesis and Cellularization in Tissue Regeneration". They were awarded a total of $129,223.00 for two years beginning January 2008.

Michael Fehlings (NeurSurg) and his international colleagues have received a 21st Century Grant from the Cervical Spine Research Society for their study: "The Delphi Trial_I(RCT)2: International randomized clinical trials of rheumatoid craniocervical treatment intervention prognostic (cost-) effectiveness trial comparing 'early' surgery with prolonged conservative treatment".

Michael has also received a 2-year grant from Sangamo BioSciences Inc to study: "VEGF Zinc Finger Transcription Gene Factor Therapy for the Treatment of Stroke".

Michael Fehlings and Charles Tator (NeurSurg) received a grant renewal from the Christopher Reeve Foundation to continue their participation in the North American Clinical Trials Network, 2008.

Michael and Charles have also received a 1-year grant from the McLaughlin Centre for Molecular Medicine to continue their studies on: "Spinal Cord Injury Repair".

Ab Guha (NeurSurg) has received a RTOG Translational Research Seed Grant for his project entitled: "GATA4 and GATA6 as Prognostic Indicators of Glioblastoma Multiforme Patients".

Ab is also the recipient of a Schering-Plough Canada Unrestricted Educational Grant for his work with the Canadian Virtual Brain Tumor Bank.

Eric Massicotte (NeurSurg) was the recipient of a 3 year CIHR Operating Grant for his work: "Study of Annulus Fibrosus Cells on Polyurethane Scaffolds and the Regulation of Matrix Orientation: Towards Tissue Engineering a Functional Intervertebral Disc".

Robin McLeod (GenSurg) has received a Physician's Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI) Operating Grant ($93,000) for a study titled: "Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of a Web Based Journal Club to a Standard Journal Club Format to Teach Critical Appraisal Skills".

Robert Richards (OrthSurg) has received a Physician's Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI) Operating Grant ($80,000) for his study: "A Novel Delivery System for BMP-2 to Enhance ACL Graft Integration".

Sandro Rizoli (GenSurg) has received a Physician's Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI) Operating Grant ($20,000) for a study titled: "Management of Occult Pneumothoraces in Mechanically Ventilated Patients" - Pilot Study.

Michael Taylor (NeurSurg) is the first Canadian to be awarded a 3-year grant from the Sontag Foundation for his project entitled "Multiple Genetic Events Converge to Target Histone 3 Lysine 9 Methylation in Pediatric Medulloblastoma".

Subodh Verma (CardSurg) has received a CFI Grant ($336,062) for his study on: "Vascular Biology and Atherosclerosis Infrastructure Support" at St. Michael's Hospital.

Betty Kim (NeurSurg Resident) received a Restracomp Fellowship Award from The Hospital for Sick Children.

Won Kim (OrthSurg Resident) has been awarded a 2007-2008 JBJS Resident Journal Club Grant ($2,500) on behalf of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

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