Archive | August 2016

The official trailer for the amazing documentary “The Gift” has been released!

In the fall of 2015, two documentaries on transplantation and donation were filmed at the University of Alberta.

The official trailer for the documentary “The Gift” has now been released, and you can watch this emotionally moving trailer on the production company’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiftDoc/

Molecular diagnostics in lung transplantation – new developments in Edmonton

This article by Dr. Kieran Halloran, summarizes some new results using microarray-based molecular diagnostic system in lung transplant in Edmonton.

http://www.ishlt.org/ContentDocuments/2016AugLinks_Halloran.html

November 1 Submission deadline: National Child Health Transplant Team Grant Competition 2016

Child Health Transplant Team Grant Competition

In partnership with the Transplant Research Foundation of BC, Astellas Canada, the Alberta Transplant Institute and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the CNTRP is pleased to announce the launch of a new team grant competition aimed to support research to improve outcomes for pediatric transplant patients through cross-Canada, multi-disciplinary collaboration.

This competition will provide $100,000 to support one team that is patient-focused and aims to have direct impact on improving health outcomes of pediatric solid organ transplant patients.

Between 2004-2013, over 1250 children in Canada have undergone a life-saving organ transplant. Due to their growth and development and the severity of their end-stage diseases, these young patients face a unique set of challenges that impact not only the success and side effects of transplantation, but increase the complexity of transplantation. Yet, much of their care is based upon clinical trials and studies conducted on adults. That is why it is so important to encourage and support research that focuses exclusively on children.

The application deadline is November 1, 2016 and the application details are available at www.cntrp.ca/child_health_team_grants

For questions about the competition, please contact David Hartell at 613-265-6942 or at davidhartell@cntrp.ca

Submission Deadline for the AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) Grant Competition is November 1!!

The AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) research grants program seeks to support fellows, junior faculty, and allied health professionals by funding innovative research in basic, clinical, and translational science.

The AST TIRN has identified research priorities as suggested focus areas for grant applications in the 2016 research grants cycle. However, it is important to note that applications on any research topic will be accepted, as the importance of innovation in areas outside of these priorities is recognized.

A limited number of grants are awarded each funding cycle, and the number of grants and the term of each grant (either one or two years) varies each funding cycle.

Visit www.TIRN.org/funding for complete details including eligibility criteria and funding guidelines.

Application Deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED to August 29 for the 2016 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition

** Please note that you do not need to be a CNTRP member to apply in this grant competition! **

Of particular importance to Alberta researchers, there are two additional grants that will be awarded in Alberta. The Alberta Transplant Institute will provide two (2) additional grants of $25,000 CDN/each to the top ranked unfunded Alberta based researcher by the Astellas ATI CNTRP Research Innovation Grant competition over an 18-month performance period.

More details on the additional Alberta Transplant Institute Awards can be found here

*** The CNTRP is extending the application deadline for the 2016 Research Innovation Grant Competition until Monday, August 29, 2016. ***

The CNTRP is extending the application deadline of the current 2016 Research Innovation Grant Competition in order to encourage and allow more applications to compete in this important grant competition.

The 2016 CNTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition in partnership with:

Astellas Pharma Canada
the Alberta Transplant Institute
the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and
the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at the University Health Network (UHN)
the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)
Canadian Liver Foundation

Through partner contributions to this competition, we are able to offer at least 10 grants of $25K each to researchers across the country. A reminder that researchers do NOT need to be CNTRP members to apply to this competition.

New Application Deadline: August 29, 2016

The objective of the CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant competition is to support peer-reviewed pilot research project(s) that align with CNTRP’s overall objective to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians who receive transplants with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

The primary area of focus for this competition is to nurture innovative research aligning with the strategic research priority of the CNTRP in the area of personalized medicine approaches in transplantation to improve health outcomes.

Astellas Pharma Canada is partnering with the CNTRP to provide $75,000 to support peer-reviewed pilot research projects that will contribute to the mandate of the CNTRP. The Alberta Transplant Institute is partnering to provide an additional $50,000 to support the top ranked unfunded applications in this competition from Alberta based researchers. The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is partnering to provide an additional $75,000 to support three (3) top ranked unfunded applications in this competition from CHUM based researchers. The Multi-Organ Transplant Program of the University Health Network in Toronto is partnering to provide an additional $25,000 to support the top ranked unfunded application in this competition from a UHN researcher. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is now partnering to provide an additional $25,000 to support the top ranked unfunded application in this competition from an Ottawa-based cardiovascular researcher.

TO LEARN MORE and SUBMIT your application, visit www.cntrp.ca/grant_competitions

For questions about the competition, please contact Stephanie Maier, CNTRP Program Manager at maiers@ualberta.ca

DEADLINE EXTENSION for the 2016 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition applications – now due August 29, 2016

** Please note that you do not need to be a CNTRP member to apply in this grant competition! **

Of particular importance to Alberta researchers, there are two additional grants that will be awarded in Alberta. The Alberta Transplant Institute will provide two (2) additional grants of $25,000 CDN/each to the top ranked unfunded Alberta based researcher by the Astellas ATI CNTRP Research Innovation Grant competition over an 18-month performance period.

More details on the additional Alberta Transplant Institute Awards can be found here

*** The CNTRP is extending the application deadline for the 2016 Research Innovation Grant Competition until Monday, August 29, 2016. ***

The CNTRP is extending the application deadline of the current 2016 Research Innovation Grant Competition in order to encourage and allow more applications to compete in this important grant competition.

The 2016 CNTRP Research Innovation Grant Competition in partnership with:

Astellas Pharma Canada
the Alberta Transplant Institute
the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and
the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at the University Health Network (UHN)
the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)
Canadian Liver Foundation

Through partner contributions to this competition, we are able to offer at least 10 grants of $25K each to researchers across the country. A reminder that researchers do NOT need to be CNTRP members to apply to this competition.

New Application Deadline: August 29, 2016

The objective of the CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant competition is to support peer-reviewed pilot research project(s) that align with CNTRP’s overall objective to increase organ and tissue donation in Canada and enhance the survival and quality of life of Canadians who receive transplants with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.

The primary area of focus for this competition is to nurture innovative research aligning with the strategic research priority of the CNTRP in the area of personalized medicine approaches in transplantation to improve health outcomes.

Astellas Pharma Canada is partnering with the CNTRP to provide $75,000 to support peer-reviewed pilot research projects that will contribute to the mandate of the CNTRP. The Alberta Transplant Institute is partnering to provide an additional $50,000 to support the top ranked unfunded applications in this competition from Alberta based researchers. The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) is partnering to provide an additional $75,000 to support three (3) top ranked unfunded applications in this competition from CHUM based researchers. The Multi-Organ Transplant Program of the University Health Network in Toronto is partnering to provide an additional $25,000 to support the top ranked unfunded application in this competition from a UHN researcher. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is now partnering to provide an additional $25,000 to support the top ranked unfunded application in this competition from an Ottawa-based cardiovascular researcher.

TO LEARN MORE and SUBMIT your application, visit www.cntrp.ca/grant_competitions

For questions about the competition, please contact Stephanie Maier, CNTRP Program Manager at maiers@ualberta.ca

Congratulations to the ATI Researchers who recently received CIHR Foundation and Project Grants

The results for the 2016 CIHR Foundation Grant competition and the new 2016 CIHR Project Grant competition were recently announced and we congratulate the following ATI members for their success in these competitions (which only had a 13% success rate):

CIHR FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENTS

Dr. Elahi Shokrollah: “The molecular mechanisms that regulate immunological ‘exhaustion’ in chronic conditions.”

CIHR PROJECT GRANT RECIPIENTS

Dr. Colin C. Anderson: “Co-inhibitory control of tolerance checkpoints”

Dr. Gregory S. Korbutt: “Translational strategies for the clinical transplantation of human islets and mesenchymal stem cells.”

We would also like to congratulate Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit, from CRINA, on her project grant “Role of selective translation in breast cancer plasticity”.  If we have inadvertently omitted any other recipients, please let me know and we will post that information as well.

Submission deadline for GlycoNet grant applications is August 15, 2016!

GlycoNet has two grant competitions open.

Catalyst Grants will fund exploratory projects. For more information and for application details, click here.

Collaborative Team Grants will fund projects that are broad in scope and that involve at least two, and ideally more, research groups in different disciplines. For more information and application details, click here.

Nov 1 Deadline: AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) Grant Competition

The AST Transplantation and Immunology Research Network (TIRN) research grants program seeks to support fellows, junior faculty, and allied health professionals by funding innovative research in basic, clinical, and translational science.

The AST TIRN has identified research priorities as suggested focus areas for grant applications in the 2016 research grants cycle. However, it is important to note that applications on any research topic will be accepted, as the importance of innovation in areas outside of these priorities is recognized.

A limited number of grants are awarded each funding cycle, and the number of grants and the term of each grant (either one or two years) varies each funding cycle.

Visit www.TIRN.org/funding for complete details including eligibility criteria and funding guidelines.

Application Deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting: Early Bird Registration ends August 18!

CST CNTRP Joint Scientific meeting

Early bird registration for the CST-CNTRP-SQT Joint Scientific Meeting ends August 18.

For more information, or to register for the meeting, visit the annual meeting webpage.