Dr. Krahn and team receive $772,650 CIHR project grant

Jan 25, 2018 | News

Dr. Andrew Krahn was one of several PHC researchers to receive a project grant from CIHR.Dr. Andrew Krahn was one of several PHC researchers to receive a project grant from CIHR.

St. Paul’s Hospital heart-rhythm specialist Dr. Andrew Krahn and his research team have secured funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

The team received a grant of $772,650 over a five-year term for their project titled, “Risk prediction of sudden death in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: the Canadian ARVC registry.”

ARVC is an inherited heart condition associated with life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances in early and middle adulthood that affects more than 10,000 Canadians. The condition is commonly associated with cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.

One of the investigators’ primary goals is to develop new methods for predicting which patients are at greatest risk of serious cardiac events, including death. To do this, they are seeking to develop a pan-Canadian ARVC registry.

In total, CIHR’s Project Grant: Fall 2017 competition approved 512 research grants (selected from 3,415 applications), plus an additional 33 bridge grants, for a total investment of $372 million. Of the 512 applications funded, 71 were from B.C.

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation (HLI) investigators had tremendous success, with 42 per cent of applications being approved. Click here to view a list of the funded HLI investigators and their projects.

CHÉOS scientists were also successful in securing funding through the competition. Click here to view a list of those projects.

There were also two grant recipients from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

A complete list recipients from across Canada can be seen here.

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