Health Research - Weekly News

Health Research - Weekly News

Contents 1) Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR):      a) International Review Panel Report, 2005-2010     b) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism an Diabetes Newsletter August 2011 (see attached)   2) Kidney Foundation of Canada - Funding Opportunities   3) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF): Achievement Award   4) At Work 65 - Summer 2011 Newsletter    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) International Review Panel Report, 2005-2010  

I am pleased to present to the research community and our stakeholders the Report of the 2011 International Review Panel (IRP) - http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/43993.html .

 

A prestigious eleven member panel of global leaders in health research, led by Dr. Elias Zerhouni, the former Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, conducted the review for CIHR's Governing Council.

 

By measuring performance and reporting publicly on the Government of Canada's substantial investment in health research, the IRP report demonstrates CIHR's commitment to transparency and accountability. The IRP commended CIHR for undertaking this process, which they viewed as a sign of "maturity and transparency typical of outstanding organizations."

 

The International Review Panel concluded that CIHR has made significant improvements, since the first review in 2006. In the view of the IRP, CIHR is fulfilling its mandate and is contributing to improving the health of Canadians. Furthermore, the IRP judged that the Institutes are meeting their mandates, catalyzing research and forging productive partnerships. The IRP credited much of the success of CIHR Institutes to the outstanding leadership of the Scientific Directors.

 

As CIHR continues to implement our five-year strategic plan, Health Research Roadmap, it will address a number of recommendations made by the IRP. For example, the IRP noted CIHR needs to address a strained peer review system. Through Roadmap, we are taking action to modernize and strengthen review processes while reducing the overall review burden borne by the current review committee structure.

 

The IRP also noted that Canada has a unique Science and Technology enterprise with multiple players providing research, capacity and infrastructure funding. CIHR will leverage the productive relationships that we have forged with our federal and provincial partners to ensure that the organization is effectively integrated in this system.

 

With the delivery of the 2011 International Review Panel Report, CIHR's Governing Council will take the necessary time to reflect on the recommendations and consult with CIHR's Scientific Council and Executive Management team to develop a detailed response and an action plan for implementation early this fall.

 

I wish to thank Dr. Zerhouni, the members of the International Review Panel, the Expert Review Teams, the members of the research community, our partners in the public and private sectors, as well as other key informants who contributed to the Review, for their participation, perspective and valuable input to this important process.

 

CIHR is looking forward to working with the research community and our partners as we respond to this report and begin the next stages of the organization's evolution.

 

Alain Beaudet, MD, PhD

President, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    b) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism an Diabetes Newsletter August 2011 (see attached)   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    2) Kidney Foundation of Canada - Funding Opportunities  

Each year The Kidney Foundation of Canada awards funds for Research Grants, to biomedical and allied health professionals across Canada.

 

The application forms and guidelines for the Biomedical Research Grants and Allied Health Research Grants are available on the Foundation’s Website www.kidney.ca.

 

Program

Deadline

Link

Biomedical Research Grant

October 15, 2011

http://www.kidney.ca/Page.aspx?pid=1645 

Allied Health Research Grant

October 15, 2011

http://www.kidney.ca/Page.aspx?pid=364 

 

Please note that the forms and guidelines have been revised.

 

  

For more information regarding The Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Research Program, please contact Wim Wolfs at 1-800-361 7494, ext. 225 or at wim.wolfs@kidney.ca.

 

The Kidney Foundation of Canada | La Fondation Canadienne du rein

National Office | Bureau national

300-5165 Sherbrooke St. W. | rue Sherbrooke O.

Montréal, Québec H4A 1T6

Tel.: 514-369-4806, ext. 232 |1-800-361-7494

www.kidney.ca | www.rein.ca

  ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    3) Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF): Achievement Award   SHRF Achievement Award Seeks to Honour Leadership in Health Research   Do you know a health researcher who inspires you with drive, leadership, ingenuity, and achievement? Nominate this individual for the SHRF 2011 Achievement Award!   Nominations are being sought from all areas of health research, from basic and applied science to social science and health policy.  Nominations for the Award are put forward by their colleagues and undergo a rigorous selection procedure conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of leaders in Canadian health research that includes researchers, clinicians, and senior funding agency representatives from across the country.   Information and nomination forms are available from SHRF at (306) 975-1680, or by visiting www.shrf.ca.  Nomination deadline is October 17, 2011.  This year's winner will be announced at SHRF's annual Sante! Awards Evening on December 1, 2011 in Saskatoon.  All other nominations will be kept confidential.   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    4) At Work 65 - Summer 2011 Newsletter   http://www.iwh.on.ca/at-work   ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *    Subscription Information

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  Sarah Savage, PMP
Health 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  

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