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Submitted by support on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 09:06.

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New program funds early-phase studies in brain health

Submitted by kristy.cross on Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:17.

New program funds early-phase studies in brain health

Pilot Research Fund Program awards seven grants for early-phase clinical studies in brain and mental health


The HBI, together with the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education and the Hopewell Professorship in Clinical Neurosciences recently awarded seven grants as part of the newly created Pilot Research Fund Program (PFUN).

The program was created when members of the Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Psychiatry saw a need for pilot funding for clinical research that was completely novel, or that was being proposed by new investigators without an established track record – something that traditional granting agencies may consider too risky.

New research recruit fascinated by how brain and spinal cord interact after injury

Submitted by kristy.cross on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:40.

New research recruit fascinated by how brain and spinal cord interact after injury

Marina Martinez investigates mysterious mechanisms involved in recovery of function



Marina Martinez, PhD, has always been fascinated by the brain’s ability to change and reorganize itself following injury or illness. “I always knew this was what I wanted to study,” says Martinez, who has recently joined the HBI. “Even as an undergraduate student, I was amazed that the mature brain has this capacity to form new connections. Fifty years ago, this was something everyone thought was impossible and now it has entirely consumed my professional career.”

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Thirty-one studentships awarded to HBI labs

Submitted by kristy.cross on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:28.

Thirty-one studentships awarded to HBI labs

In February 2014, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) received 438 applications for Summer Studentship awards. AIHS is pleased to announce that awards will be offered to 183 of these applicants, for an overall competition success rate of 42% and a total funding commitment of over $1,000,000.

Thirty-one studentships were awarded to HBI labs.

University researchers receive $6.5 million funding boost

Submitted by kristy.cross on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:55.

University researchers receive $6.5 million funding boost

Canadian Institutes of Health Research operating grants awarded to six HBI members



Research at the University of Calgary is getting a financial boost from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, thanks to more than $6.5 million in operating grants.

Looking at everything from stroke rehabilitation to knee osteoarthritis to the effects of air pollution, 15 researchers at the University of Calgary have been awarded funding in the faculties of medicine, kinesiology and veterinary medicine. The HBI will receive six grants.