What's New

The Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) returns to Charlottetown this summer with a spotlight on community leadership. The theme this year is Inspiration to Action: Leadership for Active Communities and the program runs from August 22-24 at Holland College. 

The ASI seeks to create positive social change in Atlantic Canada by encouraging a holistic approach to community development. Bringing together Francophone, Anglophone and Aboriginal communities, the ASI supports collaboration across sectors and regions, and between cultures and generations. This year’s programming aims to inspire and engage women and men to become champions for change in their communities.

Learn more here.

CIHR releases the "What CIHR Heard: Analysis of Feedback on the Design Discussion Document." This document presents a summary of the feedback received from CIHR's researcher and stakeholder communities regarding the proposed changes to the Open Suite of Programs and Peer Review Process.

It has been five months since the release of the Design Discussion Document which presented the proposed changes to the CIHR Open Suite of Programs and Peer Review Process. CIHR has now published the "What CIHR Heard: Analysis of Feedback on the Design Discussion Document." Please visit CIHR's website to read the report along with a message from President Dr. Alain Beaudet and a question and answer (Q&A) document.

The CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health is pleased to announce the launch of the Operating Grant: Population Health Intervention Research competition. Application deadline: September 14, 2012.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the prompt initiation of population health intervention research on rapidly unfolding programs, policies and resource distribution approaches that have been initiated by others (e.g., policy makers) and have the potential to impact health and health equity at the population level. 

Learn more here.

CIHR and its partners are pleased to announce the first funding opportunity of the Roadmap Signature Initiative - Inflammation in Chronic Disease: Health Challenges in Chronic Inflammation Initiative (Team Grant). Application deadline: November 15, 2012.

This funding opportunity set forward the following objectives:

  • to create a critical mass of technical and scientific expertise by establishing inflammation research teams that will unite researchers across relevant research disciplines and at least two health research themes (biomedical, clinical, population health, and health services);
  • to promote research approaches to create new knowledge and ensure the effective application of research to solve important problems identified in the inflammation in chronic disease field and promote the clinical translation of research outcomes into improved patient care and health, social and economic benefits nationally and internationally;
  • to provide a high-quality, multi-disciplinary training and mentoring environment.

Learn more here.

2:00 to 3:30 pm Thursday August 30, 2012

Room 1130, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue, Dalhousie University

This is the fourth installment of our Bioethics in the City series, an interactive event, which showcases local academics and researchers working in bioethics, who address ethical issues arising from the theory or practice of the life sciences.

The three Dalhousie researchers featured at this event, recently presented this work at the Feminist Approaches to Bioethics International Congressheld at Rotterdam, Netherlands in June 2012. In addition to the three presentations, the researchers welcome your comments and questions.

Françoise Baylis, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics & Philosophy – Ethically Sound Research Involving Pregnant Women

Kirstin Borgerson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy – Beyond Exclusion in Clinical Design Trial

Erin Fredericks, Interdisciplinary PhD Candidate – “What’s the Alternative? You Die?” Imagining Oneself in the Context of Breast Cancer Social Movements

Check out the poster here.

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will announce the funding of two CIHR PHSI opportunities on Thursday, July 26 at the IWK.

Krista Connell, our CEO will be speaking at the announcement. You can learn more here.

The purpose of this grant is to support research that advances the practice of nursing with an emphasis on nursing care issues.

Application deadline: December 1, 2012

Nursing care research or clinical nursing research is defined as research that is practice-based or that will provide the groundwork for future practice-based research studies. Research funded through this grant must provide evidence that there is a potential impact on nursing practice, whether direct or indirect.

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Nursing Intervention Research for Older Adults (Small Health Organizations Partnership Program)
Application deadline: October 15, 2012

CIHR, through the Small Health Organization Partnership Program (SHOPP), in partnership with the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) and the CIHR Institute of Aging (IA) will provide funding for applications that are determined to be relevant to the following research priority areas described below:
o   Intervention research focused on improving care and quality of life for older persons and/or their caregivers.
o   Applications with a focus on the spectrum of care for older persons with complex needs involving dementia are encouraged.
o   Proposals are to include aging and/or the aged as essential elements of the research objectives, hypotheses and analyses (e.g., dynamics of aging, age-relevant models and/or aged subjects). With respect to diseases common in old age, the focus must be on the effects of the disease specifically in the elderly, rather than on diseases in a general context.

For more information, see Doctoral Research Award : Fall 2012 Priority Announcement (Specific Research Areas)