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Health Research - Weekly News

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1) American Association for the Advancement of Science - Annual Meeting 2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):    a) Regional Research Training Workshop    b) IMHA Newsletter 3) Healthcare Quarterly Special Issue on Child Health Call for Papers 4) 2011 Halifax Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Conference The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *  1) American Association for the Advancement of Science - Annual Meeting  As you may be aware, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be holding its annual meeting next year in Vancouver from February 16 to 20, 2012. The AAAS meeting is the largest gathering of its kind in the world. This will be the first time that it has been held in Canada in more than 30 years.

We believe that the Vancouver meeting presents an exceptional opportunity for the Canadian research community to meet across all disciplines, showcase Canada’s research and innovation, and place the themes and issues that resonate strongly in this country on the agenda.

The theme chosen for the 2012 meeting, “Flattening the World: Building the 21st Century Global Knowledge Society,” reflects the AAAS’s desire to reach out and engage international dialogue and collaboration for solutions to the global challenges we face. 

We would like to encourage you to propose symposia and speakers for the Vancouver meeting.

The AAAS Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee is particularly interested in proposals that highlight the theme and focus on solutions to global challenges. Proposals that are not directly related to the theme will also be considered if they involve ground-breaking areas of research, new and exciting developments, or cross-cutting activities in support of science, technology and education.

Proposals that include speakers from a broad range of disciplines, institutions and nations, representing the diversity of science and society, are particularly welcomed by the AAAS.

Proposals must be submitted on-line at www.aaas.org/meetings/2012/program/symposia/submit/ by April 26.

We would also be delighted to hear any ideas or thoughts you might have about the meeting or about any plans you are making for it.

Sincerely,

Alain Beaudet, M.D., PhD - President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Suzanne Fortier, B.SC., PhD - President, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Chad Gaffield, PhD, FRSC - President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):  a) Regional Research Training Workshop For information, please see: http://www.cihr.ca/e/34333.html ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * b) IMHA Newsletter CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA) is the champion and primary funder of strategic initiatives for Canadian health research across six research foci: arthritis, musculoskeletal (MSK) rehabilitation, bone, skeletal muscle, skin and oral health. IMHA is committed to communicating news and funding opportunities to researchers and stakeholders across Canada. One way that this dissemination of information occurs is through our monthly newsletter,IMHA On The Move.  We are requesting your help in distributing the newsletter as widely as possible at each of your respective Universities. We invite you to post a link to our newsletter (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/42373.html) on your University Delegate website. If you would like to receive the newsletter electronically each month, please email imha.iala.cihr.irsc@utoronto.ca and write "subscribe to newsletter" in the subject line.  Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us atimha.iala.cihr.irsc@utoronto.ca.  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 3) Healthcare Quarterly Special Issue on Child Health Call for Papers 

Healthcare Quarterly has already published 1 special issue on Child Health with an emphasis on Social Determinants:http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcare-quarterly/21950?utm_source=Longwoods+Master+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=8fc7aaf598-Child_Health_3_Call_for_Papers3_11_2011&utm_medium=email

 

A second Child Health special issue will be out later this spring looking at Mental Health issues and now our editors are starting the 3rd issue on System Performance. They are looking for a particular emphasis on quality and service improvements with measurable results; new models of care that have improved access, quality and outcomes; local, provincial or national initiatives aimed at quality, standards or outcomes; system integration improvements, organizational improvements that align strategy with outcomes; a call for action to remove barriers at the policy level that interfere with child health access. Mary Jo Haddad, President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children is Editor in Chief.

 

For more information, please see: http://www.longwoods.com/pages/hq-for-authors?utm_source=Longwoods+Master+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=1256dced6a-eLetter_Mar_8_2010&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Longwoods+Master+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=8fc7aaf598-Child_Health_3_Call_for_Papers3_11_2011&utm_medium=email

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *  4) 2011 Halifax Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Conference for Patients and Medical Professionals  The Cancer Research Society (CRS) is pleased to announce the 2011 Halifax Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Conference. This event is organized by the Carcinoid NeuroEndocrine Tumour Society Canada (CNETS Canada), a partner of the CRS.

Here is the principal information:

Date: Saturday, May 7th 2011, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Location:  Prince George Hotel, 1725 Market Street - Halifax, Nova Scota

Telephone: 902 425-1986

Theme of the Conference: NET Cancers: Diagnosis, Treatment, and the Importance of the Multidisciplinary team

Registration: There is no cost for registration, however you must register to attend.

For more detail or to register, please visit: cnetscanada.org.

Many thanks!

Laurence Barbarese, Assistant, Research, Communications and Marketing

 ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *  Subscription Information 

Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Sarah Savage, PMP
Grant Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca 

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

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1) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Tuberculosis Biomarkers Opportunity   2) Community-Based Health Research: Summer Institute.  Weaving the Tapestry   3) Centre on Aging and Health's 2011 Regina Brain Awareness Week Lecture   4) Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy - Diefenbaker Policy Fellow   5) CDA-DES South Saskatchewan Chapter: 'Let's Talk about Weight - New Approaches for Obesity and Chronic Disease Management'   6) SPHERU presentation via Telehealth: Community Conversations...Rural Health: Past, Present, & Future   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Tuberculosis Biomarkers Opportunity  

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the new grant program Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis.

 

This grant program is part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. With up to $12 million of funding, the program seeks to validate biomarkers for use in developing a low cost, simple to use test that can quickly and accurately diagnose tuberculosis in low-resource settings. The term biomarker is intended to include all types of markers that have potential utility for tuberculosis diagnosis and can include markers associated with either host or pathogen biology.

 

Details and application instructions are available at http://www.grandchallenges.org/gc

 

Letters of inquiry are being accepted online until March 31, 2011 10:00 am PT.

      

After a review of submitted letters of inquiry, the foundation will invite full grant proposals from selected applicants. 

 

We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from scientists around the world. Please help us to notify a broad audience of researchers by forwarding this message to others who might be interested in applying.

 

Please sign up at http://www.grandchallenges.org/about/Pages/StayUpdated.aspx?Source=ThankYou.aspx to receive future grant opportunity announcements.

 

Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health challenges.

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 2) Community-Based Health Research: Summer Institute.  Weaving the Tapestry

The Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre (IPHRC), and the Prairie Community-Based HIV Research Program are joining together to host the Community-Based Health Research (CBHR) Summer Institute: Weaving the Tapestry from June 19-24, 2011 at the University of Regina. The Summer Institute is open to 60 participants from across Canada with 20 spaces allocated to each category of graduate students, community partners and university researchers so register soon to hold your spot.

Graduate students wishing to receive credit for attending the CBHR Summer Institute must also register for the University of Regina Kinesiology and Health Studies course (KHS 872). The Conference Registration fee of $250 will be waived for those graduate students who are registered for course credit BUT you are still required to pay the regular tuition fees for the KHS course and any associated fees under either the Westerns Deans' Agreement (WDA) or Saskatchewan Universities Graduate Agreement (SUGA).

The objective of the CBHR Summer Institute is to provide knowledge and applied training in community-based research using a population health approach. The summer institute will cover topics ranging from developing partnerships to research methods, and information management. Expert presentations, hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, case studies, and group discussions with leading practitioners will provide an informative setting for expanding skills in community- based research.

For more information and registration details please see the attached document or visit our website:  http://www.uregina.ca/spheru/cbrsi

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   3) Centre on Aging and Health's 2011 Regina Brain Awareness Week Lecture   Please see the second attached document.   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   4) Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy - Diefenbaker Policy Fellow    The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy is a unique collaboration between Saskatchewan’s two universities in the field of public policy and administration. In recognition of The Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker, the Johnson-Shoyama Policy School has created the Diefenbaker Policy Fellowship.

 

The fellowship will be awarded annually to a scholar whose research aims to further the study of public policy and public administration in Canada. This position is situated at the School’s University of Saskatchewan campus, located in the Diefenbaker Building, which is also home to the Diefenbaker Canada Centre – Canada’s only combined Prime Ministerial archives, museum, and research centre.

The fellowship is open to established academics and to scholars outside of academia whose writing, research, or public career have contributed significantly to public policy, management, or administration in Canada. While the fellowship is intended to honour Mr. Diefenbaker, the only academic requirement is a research program with a focus on public policy and administration.

Those interested should submit a proposal by April 15, 2011. 

For more information about the position and to learn how to apply, visit: www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca/welcome/Employment-Opportunities.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   5)  CDA-DES South Saskatchewan Chapter: 'Let's Talk about Weight - New Approaches for Obesity and Chronic Disease Management'   The CDA - Diabetes Educator Section (South Sask Chapter) is presenting a workshop for health professionals May 13 in Regina.  The workshop is entitled "Lets Talk About Weight: New Approaches For Obesity and Chronic
Disease Management".  We are very pleased to have Dr. Arya Sharma, MD, PhD as our speaker.  The workshop will be held at the Conexus Arts Center in Regina. Registration and exhibits begin at 8:00 am, speaker starts at 9:00 am.    Please see the third attachment for additional information and to register.     ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   6) SPHERU presentation via Telehealth: Community Conversations...Rural Health: Past, Present, & Future (see also 4th attachment)   As part of SPHERU's 10th Anniversary celebrations, we will be presenting to a Saskatchewan audience via the Saskatchewan's Telehealth system (http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/telehealth). This presentation will highlight SPHERU's Rural Health research theme: Community Conversations...Rural Health: Past, Present, & Future.

Bonnie Jeffery, Diane Martz, Jim Daschuk, Juanita Bacsu, and Noreen Johns (Community Partner) will be on location in Regina at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, 2180-23rd Avenue (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm), Tuesday March 15, 2011.

  • Bonnie Jeffery will provide a brief overview of SPHERU and our research (and act as moderator);
  • Jim Daschuk will speak to the historical roots of prevailing health issues within Saskatchewan;
  • Shanthi Johnson will addres the prevalence of falls and the importance of falls prevention among Saskatchewan seniors.
  • Diane Martz and Juanita Bacsu will speak about Healthy Aging in Place (from both the women's and men's perspectives); and
  • Noreen Johns (Community Partner) will build upon these presentations and address the next steps and future plans of the Rural Seniors' health project.

Please contact your local Telehealth Coordinator at http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/telehealth to register for the event.

We hope to see you there!

BZ
Communications & Knowledge Exchange Officer
Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (www.spheru.ca)
PHONE:  306-966-2163
EMAIL: bonnie.zink@usask.ca   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Subscription Information

Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Grant Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca  

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents

1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):     a) The Future of the Sask‐CIHR Regional Partnership Program (RPP)     b) Follow-up to CIHR’s Message Regarding the Open Operating Grant (OOG) Competitions     c) CIHR announces new policy   2) Op-Ed Piece on CIHR in Toronto Star   3) Foreign Affairs/International Trade Canada - Call for Applications   4) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Call for Proposals: OPC Contributions Program 2011-12   5) Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region - Research Showcase: Call for Abstracts   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):   a) The Future of the Sask‐CIHR Regional Partnership Program (RPP)   The RPP is a Partnership Program offered by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support the development of health research capacity in a number of provinces with small populations, including Saskatchewan, where CIHR funding has historically been low. RPP has been offered in Saskatchewan since 1999 and SHRF has invested in the program, with its university and government partners, for most of that time. RPP is a $2M/year program, with CIHR matching Saskatchewan dollars on a 1:1 basis. RPP
constitutes about 9 per cent of all CIHR funding flowing into our province.
CIHR is developing a new model for all of its Partnership Programs, which should be announced later this year. Therefore, with this new model, the last competitions to be funded by the existing Sask‐CIHR RPP program are as follows: • New Investigator Salary Award ‐ September 15, 2011
• Doctoral Award ‐ October 15, 2011
• Fellowship Award ‐ February 1, 2012
• Operating Grant – March 1, 2012
Please contact deborah.houston@usask.ca if you have any questions. Additional information about the new CIHR Partnership Program model will be provided as this becomes available from CIHR.   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * b) Follow-up to CIHR’s Message Regarding the Open Operating Grant (OOG) Competitions  

In response to our Message to the Health Research Community from the Scientific Council of CIHR Regarding the OOG Competitions (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/42857.html), CIHR has received many questions from members of the research community about the nature of our competition statistics and how we report on the results of the Open Operating Grant Program competitions. To answer your questions, CIHR has developed the following Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) document. The FAQ document, supplemented with more comprehensive figures on past Open Operating Grant competitions, is also available on the CIHR website at the following address: (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43232.html?utm_source=e_newsletter_100&utm_medium=enews&utm_campaign=e100).

 

We hope that you will find the document useful and informative. This set of FAQs is the first in a series that we will be sharing with you over the coming year.

 

CIHR would like to take this opportunity to thank the research community for its feedback on these important funding-related issues. We invite you to continue to send us your questions and comments at Research.News@cihr.gc.ca.

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   c) CIHR announces new policy  

Policy on the registration and results disclosure of controlled and uncontrolled trials funded by CIHR (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/42831.html)  

 

In 2006 the CIHR endorsed, in principle, the World Health Organization (WHO) international standards for clinical trial registration. Consequently, CIHR has updated its policy effective 20th December 2010. The new Policy will apply to all competitions with application deadlines after 1st January 2011.

 

The new Policy requires researchers awarded CIHR funding to:

 

* Register a trial in one of the WHO primary registries or ClinicalTrials.gov prior to participant recruitment;

* Regularly update the information during the trial;

* Report and publicly disclose trial results; and

* Retain all trial information for 25 years.

 

The updated Policy expands on the 2004 policy on RCT registration. This Policy complies with the WHO International standards, ICMJE requirements and the Declaration of Helsinki.

 

The Policy will help ensure that clinicians, researchers, patients and the public have access to information about CIHR-funded trials. The aim is to increase transparency and accessibility of trials by their prospective registration and disclosure of results, thereby reducing publication bias and fulfilling ethical responsibilities.

 

The new Policy can be accessed via the CIHR Funding Policies web page (http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/204.html)  

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 2) Op-Ed Piece on CIHR in Toronto Star  

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/947633--let-s-own-the-podium-in-health-research

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 3) Foreign Affairs/International Trade Canada - Call for Applications Deadlines for all competitions: April 29, 2011   a. Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/cclsp-pblcc.aspx?lang=eng   b. Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/ccles-bdlcc.aspx?lang=eng   c. Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/ccsp-pcbc.aspx?lang=eng   d. Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/elap-pfla.aspx?lang=eng   e. Faculty Leadership Pilot Program: http://www.scholarships-bourses.gc.ca/scholarships-bourses/can/institutions/flpp-pplpe.aspx?lang=eng   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   4) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - Call for Proposals: OPC Contributions Program 2011-12  

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has issued a call for proposals under its Contributions Program, which for the past several years has provided funding for cutting-edge privacy research and public education projects in Canada.

 

The Office is interested in receiving research proposals focusing on four priority areas: 1) identity integrity and protection, 2) information technology, 3) genetic privacy, and 4) public safety. However, the Office will accept research proposals on issues that fall outside these areas.

 

As well, the Office invites proposals to fund public education and regional outreach initiatives that aim to inform Canadians about their privacy rights and how they may better protect their personal information. 

 

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 14, 2011 for fiscal year 2011-2012.

 

For more information see: http://www.priv.gc.ca/resource/cp/p_index_e.cfm#contenttop

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   5) Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region - Research Showcase: Call for Abstracts

 

Research and Performance Support (RPS), a department of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR), is hosting its fifth annual Research Showcase: Putting RQHR on the Map on June 21, 2011 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Delta Hotel. The goal of the conference is to increase awareness and recognition of research occurring within the RQHR, and to facilitate the sharing of knowledge obtained through local research activities. The conference features a lunch, keynote speaker, poster viewing, and podium presentations from local research initiatives. 

  

All staff and students who are involved or associated with the RQHR, and who have been involved in any type of research activities within the past two years are urged to submit an abstract. Eligible projects include not only conventional research studies, but all types of program evaluations, demonstration projects, and quality assurance or quality improvement initiatives. The three top projects will be awarded a $500 bursary to assist researchers in sharing their findings outside the RQHR. Deadline for abstract submissions is April 15, 2011. Visit the RPS website for registration forms and other important information: www.rqhr-rps.ca 

 

 

Sincerely,   Research Showcase 2011 Research and Performance Support Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region T: 306.766.5533 & 306.766.5573 Email: researchshowcase@rqhealth.ca   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Subscription Information

Please feel free to distribute copies of this bulletin. If your e-mail address is changing, or you want to discontinue your subscription to the weekly health e-alerts, please visit the ORS website: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/listservs.shtml   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   Sarah Savage, PMP
Grant Research Facilitator
Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca  

Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents

1) Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - 2011 Call for Applications   2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research - IHSPR eBulleton February 2011   3) Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada - Funding Opportunity   4) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Notes - February 2011   5) Western Economic Diversification - Information Session   6) New Research Helps Plan for Manitoba's Aging Population   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Canadian Health Services Research Foundation - 2011 Call for Applications  

Engaging patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services to improve service delivery and outcomes 

 

Research shows that patient-centred healthcare, with a concern for and responsiveness to patient preferences, attitudes and experiences, is a key component of quality.

 

CHSRF invites teams led by decision-makers to submit applications for funding of up to $100,000 for a two-year intervention project. CHSRF is investing a total of $650,000.

 

In addition to receiving support for their projects, funded teams will have an opportunity to learn from one another and from experts, and mentoring will be provided. All funded projects will start on September 15, 2011.

 

Applications due: May 3, 2011 at 12 p.m. (noon) ET.

 

Request a Patient Engagement Projects application: grantsandawards@chsrf.ca

 

Go to the call: www.chsrf.ca

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 2) Canadian Institutes of Health Research - IHSPR eBulleton February 2011   http://secure.campaigner.com/Campaigner/Public/t.show?Hyui--6eae-DH3fS8   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * 3) Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada - Funding Opportunity  

The Holistic Health Research Foundation of Canada (www.HolisticHealthResearch.ca) is pleased to announce its 2011 open research competitions in massage therapy.

 

Through its Massage Therapy Research Fund (MTRF), Holistic Health Research invites applications in:

 

·         clinical research (primary focus)

·         mechanisms of action, policy issues and research capacity (secondary focus)

 

For 2011, there will be TWO funding competitions, the first with an application deadline of April 29, 2011 and the second with a September 30, 2011 application deadline. 

 

For EACH competition cycle in 2011, a total funding amount of $50,000 is offered. Grant applications up to $15,000 will be considered.   

 

Pilot studies are needed that provide foundational data on conditions and populations where massage therapy is efficacious and that indicate direction for larger research projects. Studies may be qualitative, quantitative, or mixed method.  

 

The principal investigator must be affiliated with a Canadian charitable institution with acknowledged research capacity and that is willing to administer the finances of the grant. This includes universities, research hospitals, institutions listed with CIHR and publicly funded community colleges. Funds are awarded to the charitable institution, not to an individual. The research team may include members affiliated with a non-Canadian institution. One member of the research team should be a massage therapist. Students at the masters level and above are encouraged to apply.

 

The MTRF encourages applications that also seek funding from other sources.

 

Application forms and instructions can be downloaded at www.massagetherapyresearch.ca or www.holistichealthresearch.ca.

 

Deadline to receive submissions is Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5 p.m. ET. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by July 3, 2011.  

 

Deadline for the second 2011 competition cycle is September 30, 2011 at 5 p.m. ET. Applicants will be notified of the status of their applications by November 30, 2011. 

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   4) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Notes - February 2011  


MS Call for Proposals Status

SHRF announced on December 17, 2010, a $5 million call for proposals inviting researchers to submit plans to undertake clinical trials on the liberation treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). The Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline was January 31, 2011 however we have provided one more month for researchers to submit full proposals -- now due April 26th. SHRF expects to announce the outcome by late May.

 

Fall Competition Results

Nine Health Research Groups were successful in SHRF’s fall 2010 competition. Funding awarded to these nine groups in December totals approximately $1.8 million. The successful groups include five Phase 1 grants, three Phase 2 grants, and one Phase 3 grant.

 

NEW Crohn’s and Colitis Postdoctoral Fellow

The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) and SHRF are partnering to support a postdoctoral research fellowship in Saskatchewan. Applicants interested in being considered for this fellowship are asked to declare that interest on SHRF’s regular Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Application Form, due March 15, 2011. The award provides the standard fellowship amount: a stipend of $45,000/year for two years plus a research allowance of $5,000/year for two years. For more information about this opportunity, see the synopsis on our website: http://www.shrf.ca/uploaded_file/Res%20Fell%20CCFC%20Synopsis%20Dec%202010.pdf.

 

This is SHRF’s second partnered fellowship opportunity; the other one is with the Terry Fox Research Institute and is also described on our website.

 

Grants and Awards Administration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

SHRF, with the support of the U of S and U of R, has recently developed a MOU template that defines the roles and responsibilities in the management of SHRF Grants and Awards. The development of this MOU template has allowed the opportunity to clarify and formalize roles and responsibilities that were outlined previously only in our Awards Guide. Strong partnerships between funders and host institutions are critical to a successful research enterprise and SHRF has benefited, in the past, from effective working relationships with both Universities. SHRF’s recent signing of this MOU with U of S and U of R will further support and strengthen these partnerships in the future.

 

This MOU template will also be a valuable tool for SHRF to use with other organizations that may wish to host and administer SHRF grants and awards. 

 

Future of Sask-CIHR Regional Partnership Program (RPP)

SHRF’s agreement with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for RPP in Saskatchewan will end in 2012-13, and we don’t expect it to be renewed. CIHR is developing a new model for all its partnership programs, which should be announced later this year.

 

RPP has been offered in Saskatchewan since 1999 and SHRF has been investing in and managing the program, with our university and government partners for most of that time. It’s a $2M/year program, with CIHR matching Saskatchewan dollars on a 1:1 basis. SHRF provides $700K; the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan provide $50K; and another $250K comes from the province’s Innovation and Science Fund. A local advisory committee decides on priorities and funding allocation. RPP constitutes about 9 per cent of all CIHR funding flowing into our province.

 

CIHR’s March 2012 competition will be the last one for which we know RPP will be in effect. While that seems relatively far away, it’s time to begin planning how those dollars may be redirected in ways that continue to attract federal funding to support health research in Saskatchewan. SHRF will be consulting with CIHR and Saskatchewan partners about options in the coming months. 

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   5)  Western Economic Diversification - Information Session  

Martin Chicilo, A/Director General, Operations - Western Economic Diversification and the Office of Research Services are pleased to invite you to an information session on:

 

Date:        Thursday, 10 March 2011
Time:        1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location:   Administrative-Humanities Building, Room 527, University of Regina

Presenter: Martin Chicilo, A/Director General, Operations - Western Economic Diversification

Website:   http://www.wd.gc.ca/eng/home.asp

 

This session is intended for all individuals who are interested in strengthening western innovation, business development, and community economic development. 

 

To register, please contact Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca in the Office of Research Services.

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   6)  New Research Helps Plan for Manitoba's Aging Population  

A new study from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine aims to help healthcare planners provide Manitobans the care they need as they grow older. The report, “Population Aging and the Continuum of Older Adult Care in Manitoba,” is intended to build upon Manitoba’s Aging in Place Strategy. Led by Dr. Malcolm Doupe, the research provides tools to help ensure supportive housing functions as it was intended – as a step between home-based care and personal care homes.

 

To download the report, visit: http://mchp-appserv.cpe.umanitoba.ca/deliverablesList.html

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1) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis   2) Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) - Research Opportunities   3) SPHERU Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Position in Rural and Northern Seniors' Health   4) Millennium Challenge Corporation - Health Consulting Services   The information included in this email message is also posted at the following URL: http://www.uregina.ca/research/Excellence/archives.shtml
~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   1) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry for the new grant program Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Tuberculosis.   This grant program is part of the Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. With up to $12 million of funding, the program seeks to validate biomarkers for use in developing a low cost, simple to use test that can quickly and accurately diagnose tuberculosis in low-resource settings. The term biomarker is intended to include all types of markers that have potential utility for tuberculosis diagnosis and can include markers associated with either host or pathogen biology.   Details and application instructions are available at http://www.grandchallenges.org/biomarkers/eb   Letters of inquiry are being accepted online until March 31, 2011 10:00 am PT.
     
After a review of submitted letters of inquiry, the foundation will invite full grant proposals from selected applicants.   We look forward to receiving innovative ideas from scientists around the world. Please help us to notify a broad audience of researchers by forwarding this message to others who might be interested in applying.   Please sign up at http://www.grandchallenges.org/about/Pages/StayUpdated.aspx?Source=ThankYou.aspx to receive future grant opportunity announcements.   Thank you for your commitment to solving the world's greatest health challenges.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   2) Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) - Research Opportunities    CHSRF has launched three Requests for Proposals (RFPs) relating to its program of work in the areas of healthcare financing, innovation and transformation.

The objectives of our work in this area are:

 ·      to synthesize the best evidence about healthcare financing, innovation and transformation approaches;

·       to foster dialogue among provincial, territorial and regional stakeholders across Canada;

·       to work with policy-makers, stakeholders and the public to identify and discuss core elements of system transformation;

·       to develop realistic policy options;

·       to identify and share local innovations that advance core elements of transformation, and;

·       to offer support for implementation in different contexts.

Each RFP is a call for an expedited synthesis and/or analysis that addresses a specific program objective and includes the preparation of a draft report by March 28, 2011.

These calls can be found on our Research Opportunities page: http://www.chsrf.ca/ResearchOpportunitiesAtCHSRF.aspx

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   3)  SPHERU Postdoctoral Fellowship Position Position in Rural and Northern Seniors' Health  

SPHERU is now accepting applications for a two year postdoctoral fellowship position with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit at its University of Saskatchewan location in Saskatoon.

The post-doctoral position will link to a larger project, Healthy Aging in Place: Improving Rural and Northern Aboriginal Seniors’ Health, which will examine the health impact of current and historical interventions on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal seniors in rural and northern settings. This position will be supervised by Dr. Sylvia Abonyi, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Health.

For more information, application process, and project details please see the attached documentation or visit: http://www.spheru.ca/spheru-1/employment-opportunities.

Closing date for applications is March 4, 2011.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *   4) Millennium Challenge Corporation - Health Consulting Services  

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a U.S. Government corporation whose mission is to provide assistance that will support poverty reduction through economic growth in developing countries that demonstrate a commitment to just and democratic governance, economic freedom, and investments in their citizenry. For more information on the MCC, please visit www.mcc.gov.

 

The MCC is seeking to obtain consulting services from experts in health development to assist in country-led health project design and implementation, and MCC health project assessment and oversight.

 

Examples of assignments could include:

 

·         Working with countries in completing design of health interventions for MCC consideration, or assessing proposed designs for logic, consistency, impacts on poverty reduction through economic growth, and appropriateness for MCC funding;

 

·         Reviewing and making recommendation for improvements on project logical frameworks, technical analyses, and institutional capacities;

 

·         Monitoring of existing MCC Compact activities and assisting with Compact implementation,  including assistance with procurement-related tasks (terms of reference, reviews of progress reports, etc), technical review of consultant reports, and inputs to MCC monitoring and evaluation activities in the health sector;

 

·         Support to MCC in undertaking implementation oversight functions (participation in donor conferences and reviews, annual or semi-annual reviews of project progress, assessing weaknesses and building implementation capacities in specified areas, or specific oversight functions related to the quality or timeliness of project implementation); and/or

 

·         Other functions as needed, including review of country progress in meeting CPs, development of legislation or regulation, and writing project success stories or close-out reports.

 

 Qualified applicants will have a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated success in the following areas:

 

·         Working with senior government and/or private health institution officials on health project design and implementation, including developing policy requirements, establishing objectives, building implementing capacities, monitoring results, and evaluating impacts;

 

·         Supporting developing and/or transitional country public and private sector actors in implementation of US bilateral or World Bank funded health programs and projects;

 

·         Familiarity with project implementation in a decentralized/devolved political and administrative setting;

 

·         Familiarity with the role of the private sector and importance of public/private partnerships in health development;

 

·         Identifying health sector program implementation risks and appropriate mitigation measures;

 

·         Improving health project implementation; and

 

·         Monitoring and evaluation of health programs in developed and/or developing countries using rigorous impact evaluation methodologies.

 

 

Requirements:

 

·         Dr. PH, other relevant post-graduate degree, or MPH plus a total of at least 15 years relevant experience;

·         10+ years relevant developing country health experience;

·         Prior professional (staff or consulting) experience with project design and implementation with USAID, MCC the World Bank, or equivalent experience;

·         Language skills in any of the following - French, Russian, Mongolian, or Basuto;

·         Excellent English written and oral communication skills;

·         Solid knowledge of 'best practices' covering a wide range of health sector fields

 

Consultants will be used on an as-needed, part-time basis. Designated Consultants may be requested to mobilize on short notice and will be expected to deliver high-quality finished products in a timely manner. Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with counterparts and constructively within teams is required.

 

Applicants should be fluent in English. Not restricted to US citizenship. Compensation will be based on qualifications and experience.

 

Please email your resume, with adequate information, including country experience, to determine your qualifications relative to the evaluation factors listed above, to recruitment@mcc.gov and include "Health" in the subject line.

 

Regards,

 

Mike Beal - Director, International Finance & Logistics,

Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (STEP)

Tel:   306-798-4650; Cell: 306-537-4900

Fax:  306-787-6666

www.sasktrade.sk.ca

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Office of Research Services,
Research and Innovation Centre, Rm 109
University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A2
Phone: (306) 337.2479; Fax: (306) 585.4893
Email: Sarah.Savage@uregina.ca  

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