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Source: University of Ottawa

Nearly $14 million in CIHR funding for uOttawa researchers

October 16, 2006

October 16, 2006 — Researchers at the University of Ottawa and its affiliate
research institutions have received $13,816,386 in grants and scholarships
from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The funding will be
distributed among 60 projects at the University of Ottawa and to several of
the University’s partner institutions: the University of Ottawa Heart
Institute, the Ottawa Health Research Institute, the Children’s Hospital of
Eastern Ontario (CHEO), and the University of Ottawa Institute for Mental
Health Research.

"The University of Ottawa is home to many great researchers who make
invaluable contributions to society by advancing knowledge and training the
next generation of researchers and health professionals," says Mona Nemer,
Vice-President, Research. "We are pleased that their excellence in research
and mentorship is recognized by their peers. By supporting their endeavors,
CIHR help foster talent in the health sciences which will benefit all

The projects funded at the University of Ottawa include:

Eric Doucet, School of Human Kinetics
Eric Doucet is suggesting that specially designed snacks eaten at specific
times of the day could be beneficial to weight loss. These snacks would have
a favourable impact on the hormones that are key to appetite control, which
would in turn reduce food intake. The research would help treat overweight
and obese patients by curbing the increase in their appetite caused by
weight loss.

France Gagnon, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
France Gagnon is studying the genes responsible for developing blood clots
in veins. She will develop risk profiles based on various combinations of
genes to identify patients at increased risk of blood clots.

Lucie Brosseau, School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Lucie Brosseau is currently working on improving the effectiveness of
physical rehabilitation for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
patients. The outcome of the project would be the implementation of a
national workshop for the public and modeled against the Canada-wide program
"Get a Grip on Arthritis," which targets health professionals.



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