Archive | August 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Mason on being named the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding PBC Research Award

Congratulations to the 2017 recipient of the Outstanding PBC Research Award – Dr. Andrew Mason, Co-Director of the Centre for Excellence for Gastrointestinal Inflammation & Immunity Research, University of Alberta.

Canadian PBC Society recognizes Dr. Andrew Mason for his contribution and dedication to Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) research and his ongoing commitment to his PBC patients. A world leader in PBC research and treatment, he has worked tirelessly on behalf of PBC patients. For over a decade, he has focused his research on establishing a link between the human betaretrovirus (HBRV) and PBC.

Dr. Mason’s patients said:

“Dr Mason was instrumental in developing treatment for PBC; he has worked extensively with fibroscan, transplant, gene research, patient care and education. His years in England, the US and ultimately in Canada at the University of Alberta have provided a wealth of new information on PBC and it’s treatment”

“Dr Mason attends our PBC support meetings and provides education about this illness to the general public.”

“Dr Mason has always treated me with respect and I am so fortunate to have him as my doctor.”

Join us in congratulating Dr. Andrew Mason!

Originally posted at http://pbc-society.ca/blog/rare-disease-day-focus-on-research/

Upcoming ATI Seminars

The ATI Seminar Series resumes in September.

Sept 13: Dr. Russ Greiner “Towards Patient-Specific Treatment: Medical Applications of Machine Learning”

Sept 20: Dr. Ahmed Mostafa “Renal antibody-mediated rejection: Which panel correlates best with allograft failure?”

Sept 27: TBD

Oct 4: TBD

 

We are looking for speakers for Sept 27 and Oct 4 – if you have research you would like to present and promote, please email karen.hunter@ualberta.ca

Alberta Organ Donor Rate hits record high

This recent article on CBC reports that organ donation rates have hit a record high in Alberta.

Present your research at the ATI Seminar Series this year

The ATI Seminar Series will resume in September.

We have a number of openings in the fall and winter if you would like to present your research – presenting at the ATI Seminar Series is an excellent opportunity to promote your research.

Trainees and graduate students are also welcome to present their research, either in a full 45 minute presentation or a shorter talk.

If you would like to present at the ATI Seminar Series this coming year, please contact karen.hunter@ualberta.ca

News from the Clinical Research Office

The Clinical Research Seminar Series will kick off with a biostatistics seminar on September 18. See attached for more information

The Campus Alberta Health Outcomes & Public Health Meeting Grant Award is now live! See attached for the 2017 Guidelines and Application.

The University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition is now live! See attached for the 2017 Guidelines.

Apply for the CTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition – deadline Oct. 19, 2017!

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UP TO 10 NEW CATALYST GRANTS AVAILABLE
The CNTRP, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. (Astellas), the Alberta Transplant Institute (ATI) and the UHN Multi-Organ Transplant Program would like to encourage you to apply for the 2017 CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant competition.

This annual competition supports new peer-reviewed pilot research projects 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 living with a transplant with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.  This competition is open to both CNTRP investigators and non-members and is a great way to bring researchers into our national structure.

The primary area of focus for this competition is to catalyze new translational focused research in donation and transplantation to improve health outcomes. These projects must be new stand-alone studies that will be integrated into the CNTRP and be used to generate preliminary data to support further investigation.  This competition can also be used as an opportunity to perform ancillary studies using data collected in existing CNTRP studies or trials.

Six grants of $30,000 each will be available to fund peer-reviewed pilot projects at the national level in 2017. Regional partners are partnering with the CNTRP to provide an additional four grants in this competition – three of these additional grants will be in Alberta.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 19, 2017.
For more information about the application process, including eligibility criteria, please visit www.cntrp.ca/grant_competitions

 

CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition: Deadline Oct. 19, 2017

The CNTRP Astellas Research Innovation Grant Competition has launched!

The primary area of focus for this competition is to catalyze new translational focused research in donation and transplantation to improve health outcomes. These projects must be new stand-alone studies that will be integrated into the CNTRP and be used to generate preliminary data to support further investigation.

Six grants of $30,000 each are being awarded.

The CNTRP-ATI-Astellas grant competition will also award an additional 3 grants of $30,000 each to the top three unfunded grants from Alberta-based researchers.

Deadline: October 19, 2017

For more information about the application process, including eligibility criteria, visit the CNTRP grant competition website.